PRINCIPLE 5

PRINCIPLE  5

Our organisation takes steps to prohibit, prevent, and address inappropriate behaviour by staff, volunteers, contracted or other personnel, in relation to children, vulnerable adults and the local community.

Indicators:

5.1 We have, we communicate and we implement a code of conduct that ensures relationships between our organisation and local communities and partner organisations are characterised by respect for and accommodation of diversity, with a particular focus on anti-racism.

 
Suggested evidence (some evidence is mandatory) – Copies of/extracts or screenshots from/links to:

 

§  Code of conduct which includes addressing anti-racism and the prevention of all forms of exploitation, harassment, discrimination, intimidation and abuse;

§  Induction/training input on the Code of Conduct for volunteers;

§  Records to show that volunteers are required to sign a code of conduct to signify they understand and will comply with its provisions;

§  Records which show that Comhlámh’s Volunteer Charter is given to all volunteers;

§  Records/certificate of attendance for VSA personnel in Comhlámh’s (or other training) on the development and implementation of code of conduct principles. 

 

5.2 We have developed and implemented guidelines on good practice relating to messaging and imagery which ensure that the local community is portrayed accurately and not put at risk, sensationalised or stereotyped.

 
Suggested evidence (some evidence is mandatory) – Copies of/extracts or screenshots from/links to:

§  Listing of the VSA as a signatory to the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images & Messages;

§  VSA’s policy regarding external communication which reflects the principles of the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images & Messages;

§  Policy/guidelines commonly developed and shared by the VSA and local partners on visual literacy;

§  VSA’s guidelines regarding external communication shared with suppliers (e.g., graphic designers);

§  VSA’s materials, including online & printed materials, reflecting that VSAs are implementing the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images & Messages and/or own internal guidelines;

§  Documentation that shows volunteers are made aware of the VSA’s Messages & Images guidelines/policy, including use of images on social media through information pack or volunteer manual;

§  Inputs in volunteer training and inductions on the use of images and messages consistent with Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images & Messages and/or VSA’s guidelines or policy;

§  Records/certificates of attendance for VSA personnel training on the use of images and messages, visual literacy and ethical communication. 

 

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