Safeguarding Guidance for Commissioned Children's Services
Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. It is essential that considerations about safeguarding children and adults are central to the process of commissioning and monitoring of services.
Lambeth's Designated Officer (LADO) and Children’s Commissioners have worked together to create guidance to ensure that partners clearly understand their safeguarding responsibilities and undertake them accordingly.
This guidance is not an alternative to substantive safeguarding and child protection legislation, policy, procedures and processes from government, regulators and specialist organisations such as the Disclosure and Barring Service, for example, or those internal to the provider. Service providers must work to those substantive documents and processes and not replace them with this guidance.