Community > Safeguarding Children > Code of Conduct (Children)

It is important that children/young people know the limits and boundaries appropriate to their own behaviour and that of others. Therefore a code of conduct specific to children and young people must be drawn up in direct consultation with children and young people. Age-appropriate language should be used. It is important that each group of children and young people directly contributes to the formation of their code of conduct.

Key Elements:

  • Children, young people will be aware of the code of conduct that leaders have to adhere to
  • The code should reflect the dignity and rights of each child/young person and it should encourage respectful behaviour
  • Children/young people will respect the fact that leaders will not work alone with them
  • Children,young people will treat each other and their leaders with courtesy, respect and dignity
  • Children and young people will not be permitted to consume alcohol or smoke while participating in activities in keeping with civil law
  • In appropriate language or sexually suggestive comments will not be permitted
  • Physical contact will be of an appropriate nature at all times
  • Rough play will not be permitted at anytime
  • Children/young people are to be consulted about drawing up an all inclusive anti-bullying policy

The following whilst not exhaustive is a list of some examples of bullying

  • Name calling
  • Fighting/kicking/punching
  • Making suggestive/sarcastic comments/Intimidation
  • Threatening
  • Ignoring/excluding
  • Damaging property
  • Spreading rumours
  • Sending abusive text message
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