Code of Conduct
Designated Safeguarding Officer: Anna Gross
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
CC in a Project Access email in all correspondence with your mentor/mentee.
Not be in contact over Skype/in person/over the phone more than 3 times a month.
Treat all young people with respect.
Treat all information and data (including photographs and video footage) pertaining to a young person with sensitivity.
Avoid being alone with a young person. If you meet in person you should be in a public place, like a coffee shop, a public meeting room, or a co-working space.
Avoid doing calls from or near your bed, as this can be misinterpreted. Instead, maintain a professional setting and find a space in your kitchen, in a coffeeshop or at your desk.
Be sensitive to the needs of young people.
Respect a young person’s right to personal privacy.
Remember that someone else might misinterpret your actions, no matter how well intentioned.
Be aware that any physical contact with a young person can be misinterpreted and should always be avoided.
Recognise that special caution is required when discussing sensitive issues with young people.
Challenge unacceptable behaviour and report all allegations/suspicions of abuse to the Designated Safeguarding Officer.
Operate within Project Access’s Safeguarding Children Procedures in the event of any disclosure/concern.
You must not:
Act in a manner that excludes the young people you are working with.
Make suggestive or derogatory remarks in front of young people.
Have inappropriate contact or verbal contact with young people.
Show favouritism to any individual.
Be under the influence of alcohol or other substances when working on activities involving young people.
Transfer the personal data of young people to third parties without express permission from relevant Project Access staff, the young person or their family.
Allow your own priorities to compromise the care, happiness or wellbeing of young people.
Jump to conclusions about others without checking the facts.