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Our Code of Conduct



As a person working with Plymouth Pride – whether as a director, member, volunteer, contractors or  traders  – you have a responsibility to ensure that everyone attending Plymouth Pride’s activities are protected from harm. It is the responsibility every person working with Plymouth Pride to ensure that:

  • Their behaviour is appropriate at all times
  •  They observe the rules established for the safety and security 
  •  They recognise the position of trust in which they have been placed in
  • They respect the relationships they form with the director, member, volunteer  contractors, traders and general public they interact with. 

All persons working with Plymouth Pride, must accept and understand this policy. They must also agree to put Plymouth Pride’s policies on safeguarding into practice.


To give positive guidance, the Code of Conduct  (below) provides a list of ‘DO‘s and ‘ DO NOT’ to help you ensure that, the welfare of the director, member, volunteer  contractors, traders and general public for whom we have a duty of care is safeguarded and to avoid compromising situations or opportunities for misunderstandings or allegations.


Code of behaviour DO & DO NOT

DO put this code into practice at all times;

DO treat everyone with dignity and respect;

DO set an example you would wish others to follow;

DO treat all young people equally – show no favouritism;

DO plan activities that involve more than one other person being present

DO respect the right to personal privacy of Director, member, volunteer  contractors, traders and general public

DO avoid unacceptable situations within a relationship of trust, eg: a sexual relationship with a young person or vulnerable adult over the age of consent;

DO allow Director, member, volunteer  contractors, traders and general public to talk about any concerns they may have;

DO encourage others to challenge any attitudes or behaviours they do not like;

DO avoid being drawn into inappropriate attention seeking behaviour, eg: tantrums and crushes;

DO make everyone aware of Plymouth  Pride’s procedures for safeguarding

DO remember this code even at sensitive moments, eg: when responding to bullying, bereavement or abuse;

DO keep other Director, member, volunteer informed of where you are and what you are doing;

DO remember someone else might misinterpret your actions, no matter how well-intentioned;

DO take any allegations or concerns of abuse seriously and refer immediately.


DO NOT trivialise abuse;

DO NOT form a relationship with a child, young person or vulnerable adult that is an abuse of trust;

DO NOT permit abusive peer activities, eg: initiation ceremonies, bullying;

DO NOT engage in inappropriate behaviour or contact – physical, verbal, sexual;

DO NOT play physical contact games with children, young people or vulnerable adults;

DO NOT make suggestive remarks or threats to a young person, even in fun;

DO NOT use inappropriate language – writing, phoning, email or internet;

DO NOT let allegations, suspicions, or concerns about abuse go unreported;

DO NOT just rely on your good name to protect you.