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** Important message - LADO capacity ** 

In the next few months and likely through to October, the capacity within the LADO Team will be affected as we await a new member of staff. Business will continue as usual and Monday - Friday there is a LADO on duty responding to calls and emails. However, we know the service will be stretched as the LADO’s will each take on more duty days which gives them less time to respond to open cases.


How you can help:



Safer Recruitment

ESCB Safer Recruitment Top Tips


Managing Allegations in the Children’s Workforce (LADO)

Essex Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) information leaflet

Essex Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) referral form

Essex Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) data retention


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

DBS - Who we are and what we do

DBS - Making a referral

DBS - Volunteers

DBS - Disclosure Case Studies


The DBS Website has a lot more information including referrals guides and factsheets.



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