Children's Safeguarding and Quality Assurance service

Children's Safeguarding and Quality Assurance service safeguard children:

Independent Reviewing Officers

Formerly known as the Independent safeguarding Chair. Independent Reviewing Officers (IROs) make sure cared for children and young people are listened to and their care plans are of good quality.

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Working Together to Safeguard Children (March 2018) 

states local authorities should have a Designated Officer (LADO)to be involved in the management and oversight of allegations made about people who work/volunteer with children when the person has allegedly:

  • behaved in away that has harmed, 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
  • behaved or may have behaved in a way that indicates they may not be suitable to work with children

The above criteria relate to the person’s behaviour in their workplace, the community and their home or social life.

Allegations meeting the above criteria should be referred to the  LADO in the area where the person works/volunteers within one working day (WTSC 2018). 

If the person works/volunteers with children in Cheshire East you can make a referral or request a consultation by submitting a  LADO Consultation/Referral form online via Cheshire East’s secure portal or via email. 

Tell us what you think

It's not always easy to remember everything you want to say in your review. These example forms give you the opportunity to tell your IRO how things are going for you and how you felt about your review. We want your information to be safe so if you fill them in please don't email the forms - you can hand them in to your IRO after your review.

After your review you can always contact your IRO if there is anything else you wanted to say.

Parents, carers, and professional feedback

As a parent, carer or professional your views are important and we welcome your feedback:

Page last reviewed: 20 April 2023

Contact details

Email  Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Child Protection Team

Email Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Cared For Children's Team

Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Child Protection Team – 01606 288934

Make a LADO Consultation referral form

LADO Team - 01270 685904 

LADO Email

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