Codes of conduct
Codes of Conduct
Code of Conduct for all volunteers
The Diocese of Nottingham expects that all volunteers will be exemplary models of moral behaviour and spiritual faith, committed to being positive role models and building the confidence of children, young people and all who they come into contact with.
Any breaches of the code of conduct will be addressed by the group leader or parish priest. It may also be reported to the safeguarding department for advice and guidance. More serious or persistent breaches may result in formal action being taken to address the concerns.
All concerns or allegations in relation to the abuse of a child or adult at risk will be dealt with using the national safeguarding policy and procedures in relation to the management of allegations and concerns.
The relevant Code of Conduct relating to working with children and young people or adults at risk should be given to a volunteer upon appointment. Please note that the Code of Conduct for young people is provided for those groups who wish to use it (as it stands or as a basis for drafting their own) with the young people. It is not mandatory.
Code of Conduct for adults involved in contact with children and young people
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Code of Conduct for adults involved in contact with adults at risk
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Code of Conduct for children and young people
All those involved within the parish, whether priests, lay workers, children, parents, volunteers or parish members, have their part to play in developing this whole parish ethos so that we may all grow in our understanding of and commitment to the Christian way of life. Please note that the Code of Conduct for children is provided for those groups who wish to use it (as it stands or as a basis for drafting their own) with the young people. It is not mandatory.
Parish Children’s Code of Conduct
- I will respect and take care of others and not hurt or frighten anyone.
- I will be polite to all I meet.
- I will respect and take care of things that belong to the parish and others.
- I will listen to and try to understand others’ opinions.
- I will behave in a way that allows all to enjoy the group/activity.
- I will be quiet when asked to by the activity leaders.
This Code of Conduct has been written so as to provide a happy, safe and nurturing environment for your child when attending a parish children’s activity. We hope that parents/guardians will discuss this Code of Conduct with their child to help them understand the importance of following it. This Code of Conduct is issued to all parents/guardians who give their consent to their children taking part in a parish/diocesan activity.