Code of Behaviour

Do treat everyone with dignity and respect.
Do set an example for others to follow.
Do treat all young people equally – do not show favouritism.

Do plan activities that involve more than one other person being present, or at least within sight and hearing of others.
Do respect a young person’s right to personal privacy.
Do avoid unacceptable situations within a relationship of trust, eg a sexual relationship with a young person who is over the age of consent

Do allow young people to talk about any concerns they may have with parents knowledge and permission.
Do encourage others to challenge attitudes or behaviors they do not like.
Do avoid being drawn into inappropriate attention-seeking behavior, eg tantrums and crushes.

Do make everyone (young people, parents and carers, and other helpers) aware of our safeguarding arrangements.
Do remember this code at sensitive moments, eg when helping someone who has been bullied, bereaved or abused.
Do tell other volunteers where you are and what you are doing.

Do remember someone else might misinterpret your actions, even if you mean well.
Do take any allegations or concerns of abuse seriously and refer them to Incredible Kids leaders.
Do not trivialise abuse.
Do not form a relationship with a young person that is an abuse of trust.

Do not drink or be under the influence of alcohol when you are attending Incredible Kids.
Do not allow abusive activities, eg initiation ceremonies or bullying.
Do not take part in inappropriate behaviour or contact, whether physical, verbal or sexual.
Do not take part in physical contact games with young people.

Do not make suggestive remarks or threats to a young person, even in fun.
Do not use inappropriate language when writing, phoning, emailing or using the internet.
Do not let allegations, suspicions, or concerns about abuse go unreported.
Do not rely just on your good name to protect you.

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