Recruiting Volunteers (Code of Conduct; Health, Safety and Wellbeing; DBS Risk Assessment) – Wiltshire YJS (January 2021)

Summary: Three key documents created and used by Wiltshire YJS for volunteer recruitment.




  • To provide good practice to indviduals involved in recruiting volunteers


Wiltshire Youth Justice Service have produced three key documents produced to support recruitment of volunteers.

  • Volunteer Code of Conduct. This document sets out minimum standards of behaviour and provides guidelines to help maintain and improve standards.
  • Volunteer Health, Safety and Wellbeing. This document provides volunteers with a framework for minimising risk and protecting themselves and others - there is also a section concerning COVID-19.
  • DBS Risk Assessment. This document is concerned with volunteers that have a positive disclosure in regards to previous offending.



Implementing the practice:

  • Wiltshire Youth Justice Service provide copies of the volunteer code of conduct and the volunteer health, safety and wellbeing documents to all volunteers.
  • The documents are reviewed regularly or when there is a change in legislation.
  • The practice is embedded into volunteer recruitment procedures.




Youth Justice Service: Wiltshire Youth Justice Service
Name: Sue Nash