Breastfeeding peer support core principles for volunteering in Scotland: guidance

This is a quality standard framework for health boards and third sector organisations to apply to their peer support services.

Appendix 3: Induction

Core induction:

The induction process may be affected by the organisation and area of practice; the NHS may have mandatory induction for all who work in acute areas. Induction processes should include:


  • Role; what it is and what it is not, boundaries and responsibilities
  • Child protection training
  • Infection control
  • Confidentiality and information governance
  • Violence and aggression/personal safety
  • Use of digital platforms
  • Local contacts

Role dependent

  • Health and Safety
  • Manual handling
  • Lone worker training
  • Safeguarding training



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