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Appendix B – Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSOs)

Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSOs)

The Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSOs) are the people appointed to take lead responsibility for young people and vulnerable adult protection issues within WP&UP. The people fulfilling this role must be senior members of the organisations leadership team or hold a position on the WP&UP Board of Trustees, and the DSO role must be set out in the post holder’s job description.

The Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSOs):

  • Board of Trustees (Chairperson)
  • CEO
  • COO

Those holding a DSO role within WP&UP are required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to appointment.

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