Local Authority Designated Officer

Local Authority Designated Officer - West Midlands

Role:  Local Authority Designated Officer
Location:  West Midlands
Team: Local Authority Designated Officer
Pay:  up to £33.30 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum
In the office: Hybrid - 2 days in the office

Are you a skilled and experienced Social Worker or Manager looking for a rewarding opportunity to safeguard children and young people? Join our team in the West Midlands as a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and play a crucial role in ensuring robust responses to allegations against adults who work with children.

As the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), you will be responsible for overseeing the management and coordination of allegations against professionals who work with children. Key responsibilities include:

  • Acting as the primary point of contact for allegations against individuals who work with children, including teachers, social workers, and volunteers.
  • Providing advice, guidance, and support to employers and agencies involved in managing allegations, ensuring that procedures are followed and children are safeguarded.
  • Undertaking investigations, coordinating multi-agency responses, and liaising with relevant stakeholders to reach timely and appropriate outcomes.

Benefits included in this role are:

  • Competitive hourly rate, up to £33.30 per hour.
  • Part-time contract offering flexibility and work-life balance.
  • Opportunity to make a significant impact on child protection and safeguarding in the West Midlands.
  • Supportive working environment with opportunities for professional development and training.


Why use Sheldon Phillips to find your next role? It's simple really - we aren't pushy or too needy.....we know that what you want is to be listened to! You want an agency that will proactively look for what you want to do, rather than us focussing on the roles that will benefit us financially.

That's why we have been so successful, because this is YOUR job search, not ours.

If you want to know more about this Qualified Social Worker role in West Midlands, give Emily Cooper a call on 01635 226350.

Oh, and if you pass our details onto a friend and we place them, we are paying a massive £300 referral bonus for successful placements (Terms and conditions apply)