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LADO Medway Council

  • Job reference: JN LADO
  • Location: Gillingham, Kent
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description:
We are recruiting on behalf of Medway Council for a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) to join the Children Service on a long term contract.


We are looking for someone to support the Senior Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) by investigating and managing allegations against people who work in paid employment or who are in voluntary work with children and young people either in a paid or voluntary capacity across Medway.
You will contribute to the operation of a LADO professional consultation service, providing advice and information to staff within Medway Council and partner agencies and organisations regarding allegations management and safe employment in order to maximise the safety and welfare of children and young people.

To ensure that the child or young person's voice is heard and that they and their family appropriately participate in the investigative process relating to allegations management and that the child or young person's interests are paramount.
To ensure that investigations and associated actions to protect a child or young person are implemented in a timely manner.

Under the direction of the Senior LADO, to implement robust performance management systems to enable tracking of allegations and provide regular reports to senior management team and Medway Safeguarding Children Board as required.

To contribute to training and awareness raising for staff across all agencies and organisations in Medway on allegations management and safe work force issues.

*Qualified Social Worker registered with the HCPC
*Current, Enhanced DBS disclosure
*Demonstrable experience and ability to manage complex casework
*Extensive, demonstrable experience of working as a qualified social worker within frontline child protection and safeguarding work
*Considerable knowledge and experience in the application of relevant protection and safeguarding children
*Experience of working within National Policies and developments relating to Children's Services, policy areas and the impact on children and their family/ carers
*Demonstrable experience of working with senior management colleagues from other agencies in relation to managing issues relating to safeguarding children

If you are interested in applying for this role or if you would like information about any roles in your area please call John at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email

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