Children's LADO referral form

If the child is at immediate risk of harm, do not use this form. Instead, contact the emergency services on 999 or contact the Single Point of Advice team.

Use this form to submit an allegation to the Children’s LADO about an adult who works with children.

If you have already completed a Statement of Referral (SOR) then you do not need to fill out this form as well. SPoA will pass on the details to us.

We aim to respond within one working day.

To find out how we use your data for Children’s Services, please read our privacy notice

About you (the person making the referral)

If you do not provide your details we will be unable to respond and process this referral

Enter as a number with no spaces
If you are a professional, use your work email address

About the adult involved

Please provide as much information about the adult as you can

Please provide any relevant information relating to employment history, including start date, work outside of the local authority and any previous complaints or allegations. Include any previous low-level conduct concerns that have been dealt with internally.

About the child

Please do not use initials for name and state if name unknown

Please provide the name, contact details and placing local authority of the social worker.

About the allegation

Choose as many that apply
Please DO NOT include copies of email communication. Only enter a brief summary here - we do not need the full history at this stage of the referral.