Code of Conduct

The Unions across Australia and New Zealand, along with each Conference-region, require that all staff and volunteers who work with children and young people in the Church and its environments adhere to a Code of Conduct.

The Code of Conduct makes it clear what practices (actions) are supported and what pactices are NOT condoned.

The Code of Conduct is not exhaustive, and does not foresee every set of circumstances that may arrise across the varity of Church events and activities.

The Code of Conduct should be viewed as an educative guide to the principles that help inform what is appropriate conduct with children and young people.

The Code of Conduct values the social, relational, and interpersonal safety and wellbeing of children and young people. The Code of Conduct also values the role of leaders and mentors in the lives of children and young people by promoting transparent, accountable relationships that promote trust and confidence in the Church and its programs.

All volunteers and staff in the Church and its environments across Australia and New Zealand are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct as outlined in the local Church template. The template is revised from time-to-time. Ongoing acceptance or future reappointment to a child-related position is considered a indicator of person's agreement to the version of the template in force at that time.