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Child Protection and Code of Conduct Policies

The Zhang Violin Summer School is committed to the overall welfare and wellbeing of all tutors, students and volunteers involved. It is committed to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of children. We have zero tolerance for child abuse. Everyone involved in the summer school is responsible for the care and protection of children and reporting information about child abuse.

Code of Conduct for Tutors, Visiting Musicians, Volunteers and Contractors

All people involved in the Zhang Violin Summer School are required to abide by this code. They will: 
  1. Work towards the achievement of the aims and purposes of the organisation;
  2. Be responsible for relevant administration of programs and activities in their area;
  3. Maintain a duty of care towards others involved in these programs and activities;
  4. Establish and maintain a child safe environment in the course of their work;
  5. Be fair, considerate and honest with others;
  6. Treat children and young people with respect and value their ideas and opinions;
  7. Act as positive role models in their conduct with children and young people. 
  8. Be professional in their actions;
  9. Maintain strict impartiality;
  10. Respect the privacy of children, their families and carers, and only disclose information to people who have a need to know;
  11. Maintain a child- safe environment for children and young people;
  12. Contact the police if a child is at immediate risk of abuse, phone 000.
In particular regards to children, no person involved in the Zhang Violin Summer School shall: 
  1. Shame, humiliate, oppress, belittle or degrade children or young people;
  2. Unlawfully discriminate against any child;
  3. Engage in any activity with a child or young person that is likely to physically or emotionally harm them;
  4. Initiate unnecessary physical contact with a child or young person, or do things of a personal nature for them that they can do for themselves;
  5. Be alone with a child or young person unnecessarily and for more than an  appropriate time in regards to the requirements of music tuition;
  6. Develop a ‘special’ relationship with a specific child or young person for their own needs;
  7. Show favouritism through the provision of gifts or inappropriate attention;
  8. Arrange contact, including online contact, with children or young people outside of the organisation’s programs and activities;
  9. Photograph or video a child or young person without the consent of the child and his/her parents or guardians;
  10. Work with children or young people while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs;
  11. Engage in open discussions of a mature or adult nature in the presence of children;
  12. Use inappropriate language in the presence of children; or
  13. Do anything in contravention of the organisation’s policies, procedures or this Code of Conduct.

What happens if you breach this Code of Conduct

Any person found in breach this Code of Conduct will face disciplinary action, including cessation of engagement with the organisation.