Here you can find Southwark safeguarding information, reference materials and referral forms.

The Role of the LADO 

The LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) provides advice and guidance to employers and other individuals/organisations who have concerns relating to an adult who works with children and young people (including volunteers, agency staff and foster carers) or who is in a position of authority and having regular contact with children (for example religious leaders or school governors).

What is MASH

The local authority and partners have established a Multi-Agency Safeguarding hub (MASH) in Southwark. The MASH brings together a team of multi disciplinary professionals from partner agencies into the same room to deal with all safeguarding concerns, where someone is concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child.

MASH- Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub