Safeguarding Children:

Managing Allegations

When concerns are raised about the conduct or behaviour of any adult who works with children and young people, whether they are paid or volunteering their time, they should be shared with the Designated Officer (formerly known as the LADO) who will provide advice and guidance, and be involved in the management and oversight of individual cases.

Blackpool Designated Officer Contact Details

Tel: 01253 477541


Pan-Lancashire Guidance about allegations against people who work with children can be found here.(link)

Referral To the Designated Officer

To make a referral to the Designated Officer, please complete the referral form which can be downloaded here. (doc, 84kb)

LADO resources

Information for employees

Information for employers

Information for parents and carers

LADO thresholds matrix