Contacting the LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer)
Last updated 19 August 2022
The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) is the single point of contact for professionals to report allegations, request advice and share information regarding a concern or allegation against an employee, volunteer or another professional working with, or providing services to, children and young people under the age of 18 in Stockport.
If a child is at immediate risk of harm, call the police on 999.
Members of the public
If you're a member of the public who has a concern about a child’s welfare, call 0161 217 6028 and select option 1.
If you're a parent or carer looking for support for your child, call 0161 217 6028 and select option 2.
All professional referrals should be completed through the online form. However, if it is your professional judgement that the LADO requires this information immediately, you should call 0161 474 5657. After your discussion with the LADO, you may be advised to return to this page to complete the form.
Level 5: Allegation about a professional
Allegations management is the process for overseeing allegations and safeguarding concerns relating to people in a position of power and trust who are alleged to have behaved in a way that has harmed, or may have caused risk of harm, to a child or young person under the age of 18.
The individual could be an employee, volunteer or another adult working in a regulated activity with children or young people such as:
- residential care providers
- after-school clubs
If you're unsure what constitutes a regulated activity, you can view our procedure. You can also call the LADO on 0161 474 5657.
Everyone is at risk of allegations being made against them at any time and we need to make sure that clear safer working practices are in place.
Professionals can use our online form to make a referral to the LADO.
Allegations or concerns about professionals working with adults
If you have concerns that someone in a position of power or trust may be causing harm to an adult, please report your concerns to the co-ordinators immediately by calling 0161 217 6029, or 0161 217 6024 for the Minicom.