Your Code of Conduct will provide your staff, volunteers, and others responsible for children and youth with very specific guidelines that will guide behavior including:
- Adult interactions with youth/children
- Interactions between youth/children
- Interactions between staff/volunteers
- Interactions with family
- Approval, requirements, and monitoring of partners/volunteers/providers
- Safety and security
- Required responses to witnessing breaches to your Code of Conduct
Because your Code of Conduct must speak to your own specific organization, your operations, and your unique set of risks and protective factors, writing it begins with considering what your organization stands for, what it values, and how your organization supports those values through your staff, volunteers, and participants. It also helps to consider the specifics of your culture, experience, vulnerabilities, and other characteristics that may be unique to your organization and the population you serve.
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