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Code of Conduct for Staff

The Code of Conduct applies to all staff and volunteers and seeks to ensure that Family Rights Group’s expectation of those who work for the organisation is as clear as possible. The conduct of all those who work for Family Rights Group directly reflects upon the organisation, including the trust and respect in which it is viewed by families and practitioners and the influence it can bring to bear on decision makers.

The Code of Conduct is binding on all staff. If a staff member breaks the Code and the standard it promotes and requires, we may take disciplinary action (including, potentially, dismissing you).

Staff and volunteers must:

  • Work well and diligently to support the aims and values of Family Rights Group including its Equal Opportunities Policy and to comply with relevant professional standards as well as the policies and procedures of Family Rights Group.
  • Take reasonable care of your own and others’ health and safety.
  • Act fairly, honestly and tactfully and treat all those you come into contact with at, or through, work with dignity, respect and with courtesy.
  • Deal properly with property and money of Family Rights Group or its service users.
    Carry out those tasks, duties and responsibilities that fall within their job descriptions or tasks reasonably allocated to them from time to time.
  • Promote and maintain the good name and reputation of Family Rights Group.
  • Report any business interests of yourself, your family or friends at the very earliest opportunity to the chief executive, where such business is being or is likely to be conducted with Family Rights Group or which may give rise to a conflict of interest in the performance of your duties.
  • Uphold and comply with such Family Rights Group policies and procedures as may be issued from time to time.

Staff and volunteers must not:

  • Behave in a way that undermines your ability to do your job or is likely to bring Family Rights Group into disrepute.
  • Abuse your position of power or responsibility in relation to other staff, volunteers, service users or other contacts of Family Rights Group.
  • Solicit, or use the name or reputation of Family Rights Group to obtain any preferential treatment, benefits, gifts or money from service users or contacts of Family Rights Group for personal gain or the gain of your relatives or friends.
  • Drink alcohol or use any other substances in a way that affects your ability to do your job or affects the reputation of the organisation.
  • Receive any preferential treatment, benefits, personal gifts in kind or money from any service users or other person contacted at or through work, unless with the written agreement of the chief executive and Chair of Trustees
  • Make use of the property or equipment of Family Rights Group other than for the purpose(s) for which it is intended.
  • Enter contractual arrangements on behalf of Family Rights Group without specific authority from the chief executive or the office and finance manager.

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