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To view a full copy of the Stoke-on-Trent Safeguarding Children Board policy and procedures please follow this link.

The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) is an independent person who overseas the investigation of allegations made against adults who work or volunteer with children and young people.

From May 2016, all referrals to the LADO should go through the Safeguarding Referral Team (SRT) where the LADO function now sits. Please telephone 01782 235100

To access the policy on Managing Allegations Against Adults and Volunteers who Work with Children and Young People, please follow the link.

Escalation policy
There may be occasions when you are concerned about the way in which a particular agency is dealing or responding to a case. Professional challenge is perfectly acceptable and expected. Please follow this link below to view the Escalation Policy.

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