Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
Building on our commitment to children’s safety and wellbeing, we have developed the role of a dedicated specialist Local Authority Designated Officer for Allegations. This is a vital and important role.Building on our commitment to children’s safety and wellbeing, we have developed the role of a dedicated specialist Local Authority Designated Officer for Allegations. This is a vital and important role.
The LADO will be based within the Safeguarding and Reviewing Services, and managed by the Head of Safeguarding.
Hours : 18.5 per week
Salary : Grade 13
As Dudley’s Local Authority Designated Officer you will provide professional and practice advice to the Council and its partners and will have the overall responsibility for the management of allegations of abuse against adults in a position of trust across the authority.
As a LADO you will lead staff allegations, management and safeguarding processes on behalf of the Local Authority and wider partnership. The LADO will ensure that effective processes are consistently followed in order to lead to the very best outcomes in terms of protecting children and young people.
The post holder will be required to ensure that the role of the LADO and the responsibilities of all employers are understood across the wider partnership, and to this end, a significant element of the role will involve promoting LADO services, safer recruitment and employee management requirements.
You will be a strategic thinker, with the ability to analyse and report upon data as well as undertaking Quality Assurance of the role, and communicating decisions and outcomes with key partners and employers.
We are inviting applications from those who are HCPC registered, have a degree (or equivalent) in social work, have significant post qualifying experience in children’s safeguarding, and excellent knowledge of relevant child care legislation, policy and best practice, as well as having some knowledge of employment rights. You will possess excellent communication skills and have the ability to work independently and confidently with a range of agencies, and be able to challenge practice at all levels. You will have a great ability to make tough decisions on complex cases.
For an informal discussion, please contact Terry Cranston on 01384 817996 or via email: Terry.Cranston@dudley.gov.uk
Closing date for applications will be 11th April 2021.
Shortlisting will be 13th April 2021
Interviews to be held on 30th April 2021.
If you have the background and experience to deliver in this exciting and challenging role, we want to hear from you.
A valid driving license and own transport, or be able to provide alternative, suitable method of travel is required for this post.
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and vulnerable adults; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check
NB. We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications
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