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Meeting: 17/11/2022 - Children, Education and Families Policy Development and Scrutiny Committee (Item 43)

43 Local Authority Designated Officer Annual Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 211 KB

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Report cef22069


The report provided an overview of the activity of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) for the 2021/22 financial year in managing allegations against people who worked or volunteered with children and were therefore in a position of trust


The Head of Service Quality Improvement advised that of the 204 referrals made during the 2021/22 financial year, 72 allegations had been substantiated with 30 unsubstantiated, 69 unfounded, one false and 32 involvements remaining ongoing at the end of the year. There was no evidence to support any allegation being deemed malicious as this was defined as a purposeful act to deceive as opposed to a misunderstanding.  In considering statistical data, the Chairman requested that in future, timescales to conclude referrals include percentage figures. 


RESOLVED: That the report be noted.