The Voluntary and Community sector (VCS), sometimes known as the Third Sector are not for profit organisations who deliver a variety of professional services to children, young people and families. This section provides information, guidance and resources for professionals within the VCS working with children, young people and families.
If you have concern a child is being harmed as a result of abuse or neglect, you must not keep this to yourself, report it immediately.
Concerns by employers about an adult working in a position of trust with children or young people should be reported to the Bradford Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) who manages allegations against adults working in a position of trust with children. The contact details for the LADO in Bradford are 01274 435908 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Employers must inform the local authority designated officer (LADO) within one working day when an allegation is made and prior to any further investigation taking place
If an allegation is substantiated and the person is dismissed or the employer ceases to use the person’s service or the person resigns or otherwise ceases to provide his/her services, the LADO should discuss with the employer whether a referral should be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). If a referral is to be made to the DBS; it should be submitted within one month of the allegation being substantiated.
For overview of referral process see:
Sending information securely
Young Lives Bradford has produced guidance on how to send information securely using Galaxkey software which is currently used by Bradford Council and other partners when sending sensitive information that needs to be kept confidential.
For information and resources relating to Safeguarding Adults please refer to the Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB), Bradford Council
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