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Code of Conduct

Organizations should have a clear code of conduct for staff, volunteers, and older youth who serve children. A code of conduct is a document that describes how staff, volunteers, and older youth will interact and conduct themselves with children.

A good code of conduct is balanced: it allows for interactions that are warm, encouraging, and appropriate, and it clearly prohibits interactions that are dangerous, inappropriate, and harmful.

The code of conduct should be shared with parents and with children. It should also be posted to the organization website, and in prominent places within the facility.

For Reference:

Sample Organization Code of Conduct

Sample Volunteer Code of Conduct