A person's behaviour, at work or home or online, may cause concerns about their suitability to work or volunteer with children or young people.
An allegation or concern that any person who works or volunteers with children, in connection with their employment, (including supply staff) or voluntary activity may cover one or more of the following categories; They may have:
What happens when an allegation is made?
When an allegation is made against anyone working or volunteering with children, the Allegations Against Staff, Carers and Volunteers procedure in the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Procedures must be followed.
If there are concerns about allegations which fit the above criteria, the Manager should immediately complete the Derby and Derbyshire LADO form (located in the DDSCP documents library) and email securely to the email addresses below for the attention of LADO. The duty LADO will respond to written referrals:
Derby City to CPMduty@derby.gov.uk
Derbyshire County to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A DDSCP Briefing Note: low level concerns about staff has been published about concerns (including allegations) which do not meet the harm threshold, these are known as low level concerns.
Managing allegations training for managers
The DDSCP training programme includes further details of multi-agency half day training on managing allegations. See Training course and events webpage.