Code Of Conduct To Protect Children
Camrose And District Soccer Association has created a Child Protection Code of Conduct to help guide our organizations administrators,volunteers and team personnel in their interactions with children. The safety,well-being and rights of children are extremely important to our organization. We encourage building relationships in a supportive environment while balancing appropriate boundaries.
Treating Children With Dignity and Maintaining Boundaries
All staff/volunteers must establish, respect and maintain appropriate boundaries with children and their families who are involved in any activities or programs through our organization. All staff and volunteers must also treat all children with respect and dignity.
As an organization member it is very important to maintain and monitor your own and your peers' relationships and actions towards children. It is also important to monitor the behaviour of your peers to ensure that their behaviour is appropriate and respectful.
Interactions with children:
Always be aware of all children’s reactions, behaviour and interactions with other children and adults. If you have to question whether an interaction is appropriate or unacceptable you should report to your executive board members.
Examples of inappropriate or unacceptable behaviour towards children:
General Rules Of Behaviour
All members and volunteers must not:
What Is Inappropriate Behaviour?
Inappropriate behaviour includes:
Any inappropriate behaviour will be swiftly dealt with by the executive board members. Inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated as it specifically effects the welfare of children within the organizations sports programs.
All organization members and volunteers must report any and all suspected inappropriate behaviour or incidents, any child sexual abuse, physical abuse or verbal abuse that they become aware of.
Where to report inappropriate behaviour:
If you are not sure whether the situation or behaviour you have witnessed or heard about from a third party or child that involves potentially illegal behaviour or inappropriate behaviour- reach out to the executive board members who will guide and support you. All organization members and volunteers have an independent duty to report all suspicious illegal behaviour to the police or child welfare.
Follow Up Reporting:
When an allegation of potentially illegal behaviour or suspicious behaviour is made to police or child welfare , the organization members must follow up internally.
When an allegation of potentially illegal behaviour or suspicious behaviour is made to the executive board members they will follow up on the matter, gather information to determine if the situation is deemed inappropriate and requires further action including disciplinary action.
If the executive board members deem the situation is inappropriate and there are multiple reports, recurring reports or reports of an illegal nature the members will report to police and or child welfare.
I agree to comply with the Code of Conduct to Protect Children for Camrose And District Soccer Association
Signature Of Volunteer/Organization Member Date