District Christmas Party (2016) / What is the Leaders Code of Conduct?

The following is an extract from the GirlGuiding UK leaflet – ‘A Safe Space: Girlguiding UK’s Approach to Safeguarding’

As a volunteer within Guiding, it is expected that the volunteer will always:

  1. respect everyone as an individual
  2. provide a good example of acceptable behaviour
  3. respect everyone’s right to personal privacy
  4. be available to listen and, if necessary, refer to more appropriate help
  5. be sensitive to other people’s likes and dislikes
  6. try to ensure that your actions cannot be misunderstood or cause offence and are acceptable within a relationship of trust
  7. show understanding when dealing with sensitive issues
  8. plan not to put yourself in a situation where you are alone with a girl
  9. adhere to the Girlguiding UK policies, which can be found in the online Guiding Manual
  10. be aware that you are accountable for your actions to the girls, their parents and Girguiding UK.


A volunteer must not:

  1. permit abusive behaviour such as bullying, ridiculing or taunting
  2. have inappropriate physical or verbal contact with others
  3. jump to conclusions or make assumptions about others without checking facts
  4. encourage inappropriate attention seeking behaviour such as ‘crushes’
  5. show favouritism to anyone
  6. make suggestive remarks or actions, even in jest
  7. deliberately place yourself or others in a comprising position
  8. believe ‘it could never happen to me’

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