Safeguarding Code of Practice
Do remember that you are a role model at ALL times, inside and outside of Rocketry. Set a good example for others to follow.
Do treat everyone with dignity and respect.
Do treat all young people equally - do not show favouritism
Do remember that you have been placed in a position of trust - do not abuse this
Do report all allegations, suspicions and concerns immediately
Do remember that someone may misinterpret your actions
Do respect a young person’s right to personal privacy
Do act within appropriate boundaries, even in difficult circumstances
Do encourage an open and transparent culture.
Do make everyone (young people, parents, carers and other helpers) aware of our safeguarding arrangements and share our Code of practice.
Do create an environment where young people feel safe to voice their concerns
Do have separate sleeping accommodation for young people.
Do plan activities that involve more than one other person being present, or at least within sight and hearing of others.
Do not plan to be alone with a young person.
Do not drink alcohol when you are directly responsible for young people.
Do not trivialise abuse or let it go unreported
Do not join in physical contact games with young people
Do not overstep the boundaries between yourself and young people by engaging in friendships or sexual relationships
Do not allow activities that encourage bullying behaviour including initiation ceremonies, dares or forfeits
Do not use inappropriate, suggestive or threatening language, whether verbal, written or online
Do not rely on your reputation or position to protect you