- Our parish expects that children will act respectfully of themselves, their supervisors and fellow participants.
- Participants must accept the ground rules of activities which supervisors will clearly explain to them.
- Children will not have access to the use of email or the internet when participating in our parish programmes.
- Breaches of discipline and disruptive behaviour, including bullying, will be dealt with in a manner that is fair and transparent, by more than one member of Church personnel.
- Children and their parents will be advised of the consequences for breaching the Code of Behaviour.
- A three stage process will be followed where there are breaches of the Code of Behaviour: the first stage will be a verbal warning; a second stage will involve informing the child`s parents; third stage – if the behaviour continues – the child will be asked to leave the group. The child, parents and group leaders will be involved in the consultation.
- Children or their parents who are dissatisfied with any aspect of activities or services can follow a complaints procedure, namely to inform the leader of the programme or, when appropriate, to contact one of our Parish Safeguarding Representatives through the parish office.
- The parish only accepts liability or responsibility for an incident or accident caused by the negligence or breach of statutory duty of the parish, its staff and volunteers.
- It is the responsibility of the parents to be on time when dropping off or collecting children.
- All participants must keep to the code of behaviour for this activity, otherwise they may be asked not to continue their participation.
- Leaders are not allowed to give participants a lift to or from activities.
- Any concerns regarding the welfare and safety of children participating in parish activities should be brought immediately to the attention of the Parish Safeguarding Representative, the Designated Liaison Person or the statutory authorities.