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In a childcare provision, the focus, as we come towards the festive season, is on the children — and Christmas is a time for children. However, staff matter too, so give a little thought to issues that may affect them around this time of year. Val Moore reports.
Every local authority is required to have a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). They provide advice and guidance to employers and voluntary organisations that have concerns about a person who may have behaved inappropriately when working or volunteering with children and young people, or if information has been received that may constitute an allegation. Liz Hodgman has the details.