Domestic Abuse policy - Staff and Members
Professional Role and Risk Management
All organisations should have clear policies in line with those from the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board for dealing with allegations against people who work with children.
An allegation may relate to a person who works with children who has behaved in a way that has harmed a child, or may have harmed a child:
- possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child
- behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates they may pose a risk of harm to children
The Council's safeguarding Lead, Executive Director - People, acts as the Local Authority Designated Officers (LADO) and will be involved in the management and oversight of individual cases. The role of the LADO provides advice and guidance to employers and voluntary organisations, liaising with the police and other agencies and monitoring the progress of cases to ensure that they are dealt with as quickly as possible, consistent with a thorough and fair process.
The Norfolk County Council LADO 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. The Norfolk CC LADO team can be contacted on 01603 223473.
In relation to vulnerable adults all referrals must be directed to the Safeguarding Coordinator or MASH Team Manager in Norfolk CC Adult Social Care.