Standard 3

3.3 Are safeguarding responsibilities included in job descriptions and or volunteer responsibilities?

This question asks if safeguarding responsibilities are included in job descriptions and volunteer responsibilities and if staff and volunteers are fully aware to whom they are accountable.

Examples of good practice by organisations completing this question include:

  • Reviewing job descriptions regularly
  • Discussing safeguarding within supervision
  • Basing Performance and Development Reviews on job descriptions and ensuring safeguarding is included.
  • Including safeguarding questions at interview
  • Including a statement around safeguarding as part of job advert
  • In respect of volunteers; organisations ensured safeguarding responsibilities were included in induction pack / role profile / handbook / volunteer agreement.
  • Organisations also spoke of finding the Safer Recruitment training offered by the LSCP helpful in writing job descriptions that ensure Safeguarding responsibilities are a priority.