SCCAS Code of Conduct
The South Coast Choral and Arts Society Incorporated endorses the following code of conduct to provide guidance to our members and volunteers including children and young people under the age of 18 years.
Management, members and volunteers all agree to abide by The South Coast Choral and Arts Society Incorporated code of conduct.
Committee of Management and its members are expected to:
- Be responsible for the overall welfare and wellbeing of all members and volunteers.
- Be responsible for the administration and programs of The South Coast Choral and Arts Society Incorporated.
- Appoint a Child Safety Officer to provide information and support to all members, volunteers and their families regarding supervision and other child protection matters.
- Encourage recognition of both individual and shared effort.
- Encourage members to question and suggest ideas.
- Be focused on solutions, and ensure decision is made in a timely manner.
- Hold and attend regular meetings.
Members/Volunteers are expected to:
- Maintain a duty of care towards others and be accountable for matters relating to the aim and purpose of The South Coast Choral and Arts Society Incorporated.
- Show respect to your elected Committee of Management and its members.
- Operate within the rules and policies of The South Coast Choral and Arts Society Incorporated and its activities.
- Be professional in their actions through their use of language, presentation, manner and punctuality.
- Resolve conflicts fairly and promptly and report and act on any breaches of these standards of behaviour through established procedures.
- Maintain strict impartiality.
- Be fair, considerate, respectful and honest with others.
In relation to Child Safety all members are expected to:
- Be accountable for managing and maintaining a duty of care towards all young people under the age of 18.
- Establish and maintain a child safe environment in the course of their involvement e.g. when conducting activities related to the aim and purpose of The South Coast Choral and Arts Society Incorporated.
- Treat young people with respect, listen to and value their ideas and opinions and protect their wellbeing.
- Comply with specific organizational guidelines on physical contact with children.
- Respect the privacy of children and their families and only disclose information to people who have a need to know.
We will not:
- Use prejudice, oppressive behaviour or language with children.
- Discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, culture, vulnerability or sexuality.
- Initiate unnecessary physical contact with children for our own needs.
- Show favouritism through the provision of gifts or inappropriate attention.
- Participate in rumors, idle gossip and innuendos.
If the Code of Conduct is not adhered to, the Committee of Management reserves the right to terminate any membership.