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All visitors to Wayside Chapel have a right to be in a safe space and a judgement-free environment.
Everyone who works at Wayside has a right to participate in a working culture which promotes Openness (no secrets), Teamwork (no cowboys), Patience (no rush), Courage (no complacency) and Respect (no judges).
This Code applies to all people who visit and work at Wayside:
All people who work at and visit Wayside Chapel must:
1. Treat each other with respect, honesty and fairness
2. Respect each other’s privacy and confidentiality
3. Not discriminate on any basis including sex, sexuality, race, and gender.
4. Collaborate whenever possible
5. Follow reasonable directions
6. Declare conflicts of interest
7. Respect the property, funds and facilities which belong to The Wayside Chapel and only make use of these for authorised purposes
8. Not use or deal drugs on Wayside Chapel’s property
9. Not resort to physical violence or exhibit threatening verbal or bullying behaviour
10. Comply with Wayside Chapel’s policies and procedures
Visitors to Wayside Chapel who breach this Code of Conduct may be subject to the Grievance Procedure and/or the Exclusions Procedure.
People who work at The Wayside Chapel must sign off on their commitment to this Code, and if breaches occur they may be subject to the Grievance Procedure and/or to the Misconduct Procedure.
At Wayside Chapel we expect all conduct to be ethical.
Wayside Chapel Code of Ethics is important because it minimises negative behaviour, minimises legal risk, acts as a guideline for ethical decision making, encourages real and genuine meeting and the flourishing of positive relationships and acts as a reference for solving ethical dilemmas.
Context and rationale
Wayside Chapel’s Code of Ethics helps define our commitment to support a culture of openness, collaboration and integrity in all we do.
People who work at Wayside have an obligation to adhere to this Code. The Code of Ethics is underpinned by the following ethical principles:
Vision: Love over Hate
Mission: Community with no “us and them.”
Values: Openness, Teamwork, Patience, Courage, Respect
People who work at the Wayside must demonstrate their commitment to the Code of Ethics by:
• Promoting ethical behaviour.
• Dealing fairly with Wayside Chapel’s visitors, community members and partners.
• Providing the community with information that is accurate, objective, relevant, timely, and, understandable.
• Achieving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
• Maintaining the confidentiality of information entrusted to them by The Wayside Chapel, its visitors and or the community except when authorised or otherwise legally obliged to disclose.
• Accepting responsibility for preventing, detecting, and reporting all manner of fraud.
• Being honest and ethical in their conduct, including the ethical handling of actual or apparent conflicts of interest between personal and professional relationships.
• Protecting and ensuring the proper use of Wayside assets.
• Prohibiting improper or fraudulent influence over any external auditors.