Our Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) (sometimes called the Designated Officer or DO) works within Children’s Services and should be alerted to all cases in which it is alleged that a person who works with children has:

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


Possibly committed a criminal offence against children or related to a child;


Behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates s/he is unsuitable to work with children.


The LADO for Northumberland is  Louise Prudhoe: 01670 623979 or 01670 624888


The Designated Officer (DO) for Safeguarding in school is the Head of School, Claire Johnson. or telephone 01661 881641


The Deputy Designated Officer (Deputy DO) is Mr Sean Harvey. or telephone 01661 881641