Working together to safeguard children 2018 statutory guidance requires the Council as a local authority to:
- Have designated a particular officer, or team of officers (either as part of local multi-agency arrangements or otherwise), to be involved in the management and oversight of allegations against people in positions of trust who work or volunteer with children.
- Put arrangements in place to ensure that any allegations about those who work with children are passed to the designated officer, or team of officers, without delay.
Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board (PSCB) procedure require that if an adult who is in a position of trust has:
- behaved in a way that has harmed a child, 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;
Then the allegation must be reported to the Council’s Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).
This privacy notice tells you about how Portsmouth City Council and the Council’s LADO collect and use personal information in respect of allegations made about people in positions of trust who work or volunteer with children.
Portsmouth City Council is the Data Controller (Registration Number Z5578313) with responsibility for the personal data processed by the Portsmouth LADO and in connection with the Council’s LADO function.
For details of how Portsmouth City Council uses personal information, view the data protection privacy notice page.