Code of Conduct for the Care, Protection and Safety of Children, Young People, Vulnerable Adults, Parishioners and all who visit The L.A.M.P Events and activities participated / organised by the Western Region Youth Council (Parishes of the Sale Diocese)
IntroductionCentral to the mission of the parish's in the Western Region Youth Council is an unequivocal commitment to fostering the dignity, self-esteem and integrity of all people, including and especially children, young people and vulnerable adults, and providing them with a safe, supportive and enriching environment to develop spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.
PurposeThis Code of Conduct has a specific focus on safeguarding all parishioners, visitors to our parish and especially children, young people and vulnerable adults at the Western Region Youth Council (The L.A.M.P) events against sexual, physical, psychological and emotional abuse or neglect. It is intended to complement child protection legislation and the Catholic Diocese of Sale “Code of Conduct for the Care, Protection and Safety of Children and Vulnerable Adults, Promoting Child Safe Parishes”.
All staff, volunteers, contractors, clergy and parish council members at Western Region Youth Council (The L.A.M.P) events are expected to actively contribute to a culture that respects the dignity of its members and affirms the Gospel values of love, care for others, compassion and justice. They are required to observe child-safe principles and expectations for appropriate behaviour towards and in the company of children, as noted below.
GlossaryChild – A child is any young person below the age of 18Vulnerable Adult – A vulnerable adult is a person over the age of eighteen “who byreason of life circumstances, disability, age or illness, is or may be unable to take care of him or herself, or is or may be unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation.
Acceptable behavioursAll staff, volunteers, contractors, clergy and parish council members are responsible for supporting the safety of children by:
Unacceptable behavioursStaff, volunteers, contractors, clergy and parish council members must not: