Safer Recruitment

DBS form

Every Local Safeguarding Children Board must have a strategic lead for safer recruitment; in Lambeth this is Carmel Howard (contact details below). This role is responsible for the implementation of safer recruitment standards across the partnership.

The LSCB has introduced strict vetting procedures for anyone who is employed to work either as a volunteer or paid member of staff with children and young people. Each agency that delivers services in Lambeth to children is required to be compliant with these standards. The vetting procedures can be found in the LSCB Safer Recruitment charter below.

Please also refer to the Safer Recruitment chapter of the London Child Protection Procedures.


These documents set out the requirements around the recruitment of staff:


If you require any further advice or training on Safer Recruitment requirements for your organisation please contact:

Carmel Howard

Telephone: 0207 926 3234