OUR CHILD SAFETY CODE OF CONDUCT
- Treats children with respect and equality, regardless of age, gender, language, religion, opinion or nationality, ethnic or social origin, status, class, caste, sexual orientation or any other personal characteristic.
- It supports children to take a role in making decisions on issues that concern them, taking into account their age and maturity level.
- It creates an environment that will allow children to share and discuss their problems. It supports children to communicate in a safe environment with their families, communities, staff, volunteers and representatives of partner organisations.
- Recalls that he is part of a team committed to creating a safe environment for children and their families, and pays attention to assignments in accordance with cultural sensitivities and gender equality.
- Engages in positive and non-violent behavior while providing supervision of children.
- Encourages children to talk openly with adults and each other in the society they live in.
- Inform children and their communities of their right to report a worrying situation and how to raise these concerns.
- Empowers children to better protect themselves.
- In situations where he/she needs to be alone with a child, he/she ensures that another adult is present in that environment or tries to be visible.
- Tries to protect the child’s autonomy. He doesn’t do things for a child that he can do for himself.
- Organizes activity plans and work area in a way that minimizes possible harm to the child, taking into account the age and development of the child, and makes safe programming.
- Ensures the confidentiality of information about children, their families and communities.
- Behaves in a way that sets a good example. (Avoid smoking, disrespecting colleagues, etc.)
- Before recording or using a child’s image, sayings, stories, history, obtain permission from the child and legal guardian explaining how to use these images and information.
- It ensures that the child does not pose self-degrading or sexually suggestive poses.
- Association of Those Who Add Meaning to Life, when they have any concerns or questions about Child Safety Policy, they share with the unit manager or use the Feedback and Grievance Mechanism of Association of Those Who Add Meaning to Life.
RULES THAT OUR MANAGERS, STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS MUST FOLLOW
- Do not engage in any sexual intercourse with anyone under the age of 18. Legal age for consent, laws and local customs, being wrong about the age of the child is no excuse for this.
- Does not give money, jobs, goods, services or humanitarian aid in exchange for sexual or other favors. The child does not engage in any humiliating, humiliating or abusive behavior.
- Do not touch children in a way that is inappropriate, provocative, harassing, demeaning or disrespectful to their cultural practices. He does not speak or comment in this manner. Does not act in a way that negatively affects the child’s self-esteem and sense of self-worth.
- It does not exploit the child’s labor. (Does not do housework or chores)
- Does not discriminate against children. Equal and fair by excluding or excluding one
does not behave in an inappropriate way.
- Does not invite the child or relatives to his home. Does not develop a relationship with the child and/or family that can be considered outside of professional boundaries. Except when he meets children in family relationships, social and community life, where he lives and works in the same community.
- Strictly necessary for the child’s safety and except where the principal has given prior authorization
does not travel alone or take a child from one place to another, unless
- During a crisis, the child should not enter any home or tent where the child is alone, unless the child’s well-being requires immediate attention.
- Not under the influence of alcohol or drugs when working with children.
- Does not take photos or videos of children unless the manager asks and gives instructions.
- Does not watch, publish, produce or share pornography depicting children. Does not show pornographic material to children.
- Do not show the faces of children who have been sexually exploited, victims of trafficking or exploitation, in conflict with the law, affiliated with armed groups, or who can be easily located even if their identity information has been changed.
- Does not take or publish photos of children who are completely naked or dressed inappropriately for their situation.
- It does not show children as victims. (Weak, powerless, helpless, hopeless, etc.)
- Does not publish stories or images that may endanger the child, family or community.
- Controlled by the Manager and/or by the Communication Unit of the Association of Those Who Add Meaning to Life
and does not use unapproved photos. About children, personal websites, social networks (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) does not share photos and information.
- The Beneficiary does not communicate with children and their families through social networks, unless it is required to make a project by the Association of Those Who Add Meaning to a Life and unless the party is expressly allowed to do so.
- The Association of those who add meaning to life does not turn a blind eye to any concern and / or violation of the Child Safety Policy of the Association of those who add meaning to life, and does not ignore the situation.
Statement of Understanding
Members and volunteers of the Life Maker Association must understand and agree with this Code of Conduct, which is an integral part of their contract or agreement. By signing this document, which is the official declaration of their agreement to the Code of Conduct, the member and volunteer of those who add meaning to life undertakes to act in accordance with the Code of Conduct.
Any question mark regarding various parts of this Code of Conduct or its possible consequences.
the signatory can share this with their manager or the Advocacy and Quality Department.
The guidelines, regulations, policies and procedures referenced in this Code of Conduct may be under development or revised. Life Makers members and volunteers are responsible for reading, understanding and applying the final versions of all referenced and/or attached documents, together with the Code of Conduct, from the moment it is made available.