DIOCESE OF MEATH
CODE OF BEHAVIOUR FOR CHILDREN
TAKING PART IN CHURCH-RELATED ACTIVITIES
Our parish expects that children will act respectfully of themselves, their supervisors and fellow participants.
Participants must accept the ground rules of activities which supervisors will clearly explain to them.
Children will not have access to the use of internet or email when participating in our parish programmes.
Breaches of discipline and disruptive behaviour, including bullying, will be dealt with in a manner that is fair and transparent by more than one member of the Church Personnel; discipline issues will be handled in partnership with parents (or guardians) and recorded when appropriate.
Children or their parents who are dissatisfied with any aspect of activities or services can follow a complaints procedure, name to inform the leader of the programme or, when appropriate, to contact one of our Parish Safeguarding Representatives through the Parish Office.
The parish only accepts liability or responsibility for an incident or accident caused by negligence or breach of statutory duty of the parish, it’s staff and volunteers.
It is the responsibility of the parents to be on time when dropping off or collecting children.
All participants must keep to the code of behaviour for this activity, otherwise they may be asked not to continue their participation.
Leaders are not allowed to give participants a lift to or from activities.
Any concerns regarding the welfare and safety of children participating in parish activities should be brought immediately to the attention of the Parish Safeguarding Representative, the Designated Person or the statutory authorities.