This Code of Conduct should be considered in conjunction with the Safeguarding Policy and Whistleblowing policy.
Dementia Active seeks to support people who have a dementia diagnosis and as a result of the illness are deemed vulnerable. Vulnerability is the condition of being unable to protect oneself against significant harm or exploitation.
This code of conduct outlines the behaviour expected of everyone working for or visiting Dementia Active in whatever capacity.
We hope that by following this code you will understand and maintain the standard of behaviour expected of you; help to protect the vulnerable people that we work with from abuse and inappropriate behaviour and reduce the possibility of unfounded allegations of abuse being made against you.
Working With Vulnerable People
When working with vulnerable people we are acting in a position of trust and must act in an appropriate manner at all times. The following list provides a guide as to what we consider to be important and appropriate.
Under no circumstances must the following ever occur:
Upholding this Code of Conduct
All members of staff and volunteers are expected to abide by these guidelines and report any observed breaches of this code to Melissa Fazackerley Safeguarding Lead, as soon as is possible.
Action in the event of a breach of this Code of Conduct
Staff may be subject to disciplinary procedures.
Any serious breaches may result in a referral being made to a statutory agency such as the police or the Oxfordshire Adults Safeguarding Board.
Review date 23/5/22