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Freedom of information request response - 06721

FOI request

FOI ID number
06721
Regarding
Safeguarding
Request

by people potentially in positions of trust that are not currently covered by legislation in the UK. The information requested should be held by your Designated Officer/Local Authority Designated Officer. Please confirm the area your figures cover.

Please could you provide the following information for the last four years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019):

  • how many cases were known about which related to sexual activity by a person who was potentially in a Position of Trust that is not currently covered by legislation with a 16 or 17 year old?
  • of these cases, in how many was the role of the individual known and recorded?
  • how many cases involved sports coaches or people working in sport?
  • for those cases where the role was known and recorded, please categorise by the activity (eg sport, religion/faith, transport)?
  • what is the process of reporting and recording cases by your LADO/DO?

Our response

Response
  • how many cases were known about which related to sexual activity by a person who was potentially in a Position of Trust that is not currently covered by legislation with a 16 or 17 year old?
    Nil return.

  • of these cases, in how many was the role of the individual known and recorded?
    Nil return.

  • how many cases involved sports coaches or people working in sport?
    Nil return.

  • for those cases where the role was known and recorded, please categorise by the activity (eg sport, religion/faith, transport)?
    Nil return.

  • what is the process of reporting and recording cases by your LADO/DO?
    The process is set out in Section 12 of our Child protection Policy.

    The Role of the Senior Management Officer

    "If the nature of the allegation or suspicion suggests that someone who works with children has:

    • behaved in a way that harms or may have harmed a child;

    • possibly committed a criminal offence against a child or;

    • behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates that he/she is unsuitable to work with children.

    The allegation must be reported by the SMO (or the Deputy SMO if the SMO is unavailable or is the subject of the allegations) to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) within 24 hours.

    The SMO via an emergency meeting of the management team, in line with the recommendations of the Cumbria Children?s Safeguarding Board will decide what to do about the allegation and take appropriate measures. In reaching its decision the emergency meeting should be guided by advice from the LADO.

    The LADO for North Cumbria is:
    Local Authority Designated Officer for Allegations (LADO)
    Children's Services
    5 Portland Square
    Carlisle
    CA1 1PU

    If the LADO is not available then the concerns or allegations should be reported to the relevant children's services office which is usually the office in the area of the child’s main residence."

Response date
12 March 2020