Lead safeguarding officer – job description template

Last updated: 21 Jul 2016 Topics: Safeguarding standards
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This template provides a sample job description (PDF) for a national lead safeguarding officer (or lead child protection officer) role in the context of protecting children in sport.

A lead safeguarding officer is the designated person within a sports organisation with primary responsibility for managing and reporting concerns about children and for putting into place procedures to safeguard children in the organisation, including supporting club, county and regional welfare officers, where relevant.

The template includes the following sections:

  • duties and responsibilities
  • skills and abilities
  • knowledge

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Further information

For a comparison of the main child safeguarding roles at different levels of sport and in related organisations, see Key safeguarding roles and responsibilities.

Download the template (PDF)