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Code of Conduct

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Aim:
Participants are fully aware of the purpose
of the Code of Conduct and the behaviours
and responsibilities expected of them as
employees of Save the Children.

Learning Objectives
By the end of the workshop, participants will be
able to:
Describe their responsibilities under the Code of
Conduct
Link the global policies to the Code of Conduct
Recognise and judge behaviour that are in
breach of the Code of Conduct
Report breaches of the Code of Conduct
Explain the Code of Conduct to
partners/volunteers that Save the Children work
with
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Definitions Code of Conduct


Definition 1*:
A Code of conduct is a set of rules outlining
the responsibilities of or proper practices for
an individual or organisation. Related
concepts include ethical codes and honour
codes.

Definition 2**:
Principles, values, standards, or rules of
behavior that guide the decisions, procedures
and systems of an organization in a way that
(a) contributes to the welfare of its key
*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_of_conduct
stakeholders, and (b) respects the rights of all
**The International Federation of Accountants, International Good
Practice
Guidance, Defining
and Developingby
an Effective
Code of
constituents
affected
its operations."
Conduct for Organizations, (2007)

Key elements of the Code of


Conduct
Introductory statement
Respect for others
Protection of children
Personal and professional conduct
Protection of self & others
Protection of assets & resources
Reporting incidents & concerns

Scenario
You notice your friend is being teased by a group of staff
members. It has been going on for a while and your
friend is becoming withdrawn and seems to have lost
her confidence.
There is one male member of the group who keeps on
touching your colleague, on her arms, lower back and
knees, and making jokes full of sexual innuendo. He
doesnt seem to notice how uncomfortable his behaviour
is making your colleague.
One day, you find your colleague very
upset outside the office, she will not tell
you what is the matter. Inside the male
member of staff is laughing out loud and
keeps on saying how easy (slutty) your
friend is.
What do you do?
6Is this a breach of the Code of Conduct?
Are there any consequences be for the

I should have learnt this.


I can list all the global policies
I can tell the difference between the Child
Safeguarding Code of Conduct and the Code of
Conduct
I can link the sections from the Code of
Conduct to the relevant global policies
I know and can act in line with my
responsibility to report breaches of the Code
of Conduct
I can report an incident/suspected incident
using the Whistle-blowing policy
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Learning Objectives
By the end of the workshop, participants will be
able to:
Describe their responsibilities under the Code of
Conduct
Link the global policies to the Code of Conduct
Recognise and judge behaviour that are in
breach of the Code of Conduct
Report breaches of the Code of Conduct
Explain the Code of Conduct to
partners/volunteers that Save the Children work
with
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Thank you for


listening