Lay Member Recruitment 2018

Safeguarding Boards' Lay Member Recruitment 2018

Safeguarding is everyone’s business and Darlington Safeguarding Adult Board (DSAPB) and Darlington Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB) are seeking to recruit Lay Members to the Boards.

The Safeguarding Boards are responsible for ensuring that local safeguarding arrangements are effective and that they take account of the views of the local community. Through effective multi-agency working the Boards seek to ensure the safety and protection of children and adults who may be at risk of abuse and neglect in Darlington. 

The role of the Lay Member is to raise awareness within the community of abuse and neglect and what action should be taken when abuse is suspected. The Lay Member will also promote the welfare of children and adults at risk and will raise awareness of the work of the Safeguarding Boards.   

We are seeking individuals who reside in Darlington, have an active role within the community and an interest in safeguarding children and/or adults and who would like to help shape safeguarding policy and practice. You will do this through learning more about the work of the relevant Safeguarding Board, questioning and challenging safeguarding practice where appropriate and representing the views of the local community.

The role is voluntary but expenses such as travel will be reimbursed if required.

Successful candidates will receive an induction, support and mentoring and will be required to access Level 1 Safeguarding Training. 

All short listed applicants will be subject to an interview and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  Successful applicants will be appointed for a three year period which will be subject to review.

Lay Member Application Pack and Role Descriptions

Lay Member application pack

Darlington Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB) role description

Darlington Safeguarding Adult Partnership Board (DSAPB) role description   

How to Apply

 If you are interested in applying as a Lay member for either the:

  • Darlington Safeguarding Children Board and/or
  • Darlington Safeguarding Adult Partnership Board

please send a covering letter and your CV to outline how you meet the essential criteria as set out in the role description (see above) to: 

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is Friday 2nd March 2018.

Interviews will be held on Friday 16th March 2018.

If you require any additional information or wish to speak to someone, please contact either Amanda Hugill or Marian Garland, Development Officer/LADO on 01325 406450 or 01325 406451.