Where We Stand and Why
IORG Policy and Code of Conduct Training Objective
IORG is committed to ensuring the safety of our members by establishing this overarching policy stating that child maltreatment in all its forms is unacceptable and will not, under any circumstances, be condoned within our organization.
Accepted April 10, 2014 by the Supreme Executive Board of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.
WHERE WE STAND AND WHY
- Strong policies protect girls
- Strong policies protect volunteers
- Strong policies deter perpetrators
- Strong policies protect Rainbow
- No tolerance maltreatment policy
- Comprehensive training program
- Stringent screening for leaders
- Strong reporting protocols
- vigorous disciplinary procedures for violators
AN AGGRESSIVE YOUTH PROTECTION PROGRAM:
- Provides safe conditions for girls and volunteers
- Enhances goal accomplishment
- Promotes overall wellbeing
- Impedes harmful behaviors
CODE OF CONDUCT: Overview
- Briefly summarizes the overall policy
- Details acceptable and non-acceptable actions and situations
- Provides easy reference for leaders, volunteers, parents and girls
- Makes sure everyone is on the same page about safety and wellbeing
- Communicates expectations conveniently to sponsoring bodies and others with whom we share space or events
CODE OF CONDUCT: Guidelines
- Appropriate Conduct: 1
- Procedural Safety: 2-7
- Impropriety: 9-14
- Interactions: 15-18
- Privacy: 19-21
- Safety: 22-26
- Chaperone-Member ratios reflect what is best practice in youth protection, and is consistent with other Masonic youth organizations.
- Separate accommodations should provide adequate privacy while also protecting the safety of all concerned.
- Strong policies discourage perpetrators from becoming involved, while giving volunteers and leaders a consistent framework.
- New situations may arise, in which best judgement is always expected.
- Module II: Maltreatment and Prevention
- Module III: Relationship and Situational Safety
- Module IV: Taking Action - Responding and Reporting
Additional Modules are being made available for and required for chaperones and leaders.
Training modules are available on the Rainbow website dashboard for convenient downloading.
Karen Askew, IORG Supreme Assembly
315 East Carl Albert Parkway