Adfærdskodeks / Code of conduct
Code of conduct
The Danish YWCA ethos is based in Christian values - everyone is treated equally no matter religion, ethnicity, social background, disability, sexuality, and gender identity. We do not tolerate discrimination and/or bullying or harassment of any kind.
In creating a safe space for staff, visitors and residents, sexual relationships between residents and staff are not allowed. Sexual relations between residents must be consensual as defined by law.
We expect a mutual respectful conduct among residents, volunteers and staff based on these guiding principles:
- Be inclusive and interested in others
- Be welcoming to newcomers
- Support one another
- In your language
- In your humour
- To physical boundaries
- Of each other
- Of your own behaviour
- Of body language
- If you encounter discriminative, bullying or harassing behaviours both against yourself or if you are a witness to these.
To uphold these values and principles, The Danish YWCA are committed to
- stand against and have a clear approach to prevent abuse of trust and power including bullying, intimidation, harassment, discrimination, or victimisation in all their activities.
- create a culture that supports the reporting and resolution of allegations, suspicions, or concerns about abuse of any kind or inappropriate behaviour and not question experiences.
- ensure that anyone working or volunteering for the charity understands the expectations placed upon them and provide the relevant training to support them in meeting their responsibilities.
- ensure that residents, visitors, staff or volunteers in the charity has access to proper support and advice if they:
- experience or witness unacceptable behaviour.
- raise a concern or make an allegation about the actions of others
- don’t feel safe.
We have relevant procedures and actions in place
- Our Safeguarding Policy is approved by the YWCA Board and can be seen at our website
- A Safeguarding Officer is appointed and will be the first point of contact, should a Safeguarding issue arise
- A procedure for handling of complaints raised by residents, volunteers, corporate partners, or others in direct contact with the charity’s activities
Our complaint mechanism can be accessed from our website
- Promote practical arrangements for whistleblowing to enable staff and volunteers to voice their concerns, made in good faith, without fear of repercussion.