Himalayan Trust UK Child Protection Code of Conduct
Follow these ten golden rules when you interact directly with children and young people in any capacity on behalf of the Himalayan Trust UK (“HTUK”) and HTUK Partner.
Prioritise the safety and wellbeing of the child at all times.
Never take sole responsibility for a child; if a child needs care alert another member of staff.
Only take on practical caring responsibilities, for example, taking a child to the toilet, in an emergency.
Never give out your personal contact details, and do not “friend” or “follow” children you are working with on social networking sites.
Remember they are children first.
Never lose sight of the fact that you are with children – behave appropriately and use appropriate language at all times.
Listen to and respect children at all times; don’t patronise them.
Avoid favouritism and treat children and young people fairly and without prejudice or discrimination.
Always act within professional boundaries; ensure all contact with children is essential to the programme / event / activity / project you are working on.
Ultimately, if you feel anyone is behaving inappropriately around children, you have a duty to report your concern to your local supervisor at our HTUK Partner. Also report such incident to your contact at HTUK at the earliest convenience.