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Referrals to the Local Authority Designated Office (LADO) should be made where there are concerns that someone who works with children may have:

a. Behaved in a way that has harmed, or may have harmed, a child;
b. Possibly committed a criminal offence against, or related to, a child; or
c. Behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates that they may pose a risk of harm to children.

The designated officer/s should also be informed within one working day of all allegations that come to an employer’s attention or that are made directly to the police. These referrals should be made on the Position of Trust Multi-Agency Referral Form (POT MARF), and emailed to the LADO at their direct email address which is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and also contactingTarvinder Kalsi support officer to the LADO on 01926 745376.

Full guidance and procedures can be accessed by clicking here.

For cases where more than one West Midlands Local Authority area is involved, such as an alleged perpetrator who lives with their children in one LA and works in another, please click here. 

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