These guideline are excerpted from the UUFR Safe Congregation Policy:
Annual Training, Awareness and Education
Screening and Selection of Paid and Volunteer Staff of Children and Youth Programs
Recommended adult-to-child/youth ratio:
Minimum adult-to-child/youth ratio:
Code of Conduct for Staff with Children and Youth
SCOPE OF RESPONSE TO REPORTS OF ABUSE AND SEXUAL MISCONDUCT INVOLVING CHILDREN AND STAFF
Code of Ethics for Adults
Adults are in a position of stewardship and play a key role in fostering the spiritual development of both individuals and the community. It is, therefore, especially important that adults be qualified to provide the special nurture, care, and support that will enable youth to develop a positive sense of self and responsibility. The relation between young people and adults must be one of mutual respect if the positive potential of their relationship is to be realized.
There are no more important areas of growth than those of self-worth and the development of a healthy identity as a sexual being. Adults play a key role in assisting youth in these areas of growth. Wisdom dictates that youth and adults suffer damaging effects when leaders become sexually involved with young persons in their care; therefore, leaders will refrain from engaging in sexual, seductive or erotic behavior with youth. Neither shall they sexually harass or engage in behavior with youth which constitutes verbal, emotional, or physical abuse. Leaders shall be informed of the code of ethics and agree to it before assuming their role.
In cases of violation of this code, appropriate action will be taken.
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