Managing Allegations

Managing Allegations

When a school has information or a concern which suggests that an adult volunteering, or working with, or on behalf of children, has;


  • Behaved in a way that has harmed, or may have harmed a child

  • Possibly committed a criminal offence against, or related to a child or

  • Behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates they may pose a risk of harm to children.



The Headteacher or another member of school management should contact  01274 435600 and ask to be put through to  the Safeguarding Duty Co-ordinator or Duty LADO, if neither are available ask to be put through to Safeguarding Admin.


A LADO Referral Form may then need to be submitted, which can be found on the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board's website, and sent to Education Safeguardings Teams attention by protected email.


Completed LADO referral forms should be sent secured via Galaxkey to or if you have a secure e-mail (for example gsi or gcsx) send the referral form to


If you do not have Galaxkey or a secure e-mail please contact the Safeguarding Unit and we will advise how the referral should be sent.


If you need advice on a referral or are unsure if it meets the above 3 criteria then please contact Education Safeguarding Officers based  in the  Education Safeguarding Team on 01274 437043.


Further information on Allegations Management and Safer Recruitment can be found on the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board website here



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