Monitoring progress

Monitoring progress

The LADO will keep comprehensive records in order to ensure that each case is being dealt with correctly and that there are no undue delays.

The records will assist the NSCB to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the procedures and provide statistical information to the Department for Education as required.

The police can consult the Crown Prosecution Service at any stage about the evidence needed to charge a person, but they must also set target dates for reviewing the progress of the investigation and consulting the Crown Prosecution Service about charging, continuing or closing the investigation.

This must be no later than 4 weeks after the initial evaluation wherever possible and fortnightly or monthly thereafter, if the investigation continues.