CODE OF CONDUCT
The Camperdown Theatre Company requires all members, performers, production staff and volunteers to conduct themselves in a safe, fair and respectful way. To help build, develop and keep members of the Company safe, members, performers, production staff and volunteers are required to focus on these values and conduct themselves by the following Code of Conduct:
1. Commit to rehearsals, learn lines, songs, dances and be punctual.
2. Co-operate with the production team at all times.
3. Ensure mobile phones are turned off or silenced during rehearsals and only accessed during a break. Ensure mobile phones are turned off at all times during performances.
4. Inform the Director of the production at your earliest convenience when you are not able to attend a rehearsal. Personal
5. Engage in all rehearsals, performances, promotions and events in a positive manner that positively represents the Camperdown Theatre Company.
6. Be responsible for their own belongings and not bringing valuables to rehearsals or performances.
7. Look for ways through participation in theatre to grow and mature as a person.
8. Dress appropriately for rehearsals, wearing safe footwear and comfortable clothing. Limit jewellery.
9. Not consume illegal or prohibited substances.
10. Not consume alcohol under any circumstances during rehearsals or performances of any production.
11. Take responsibility for their own health and safety, ensuring that their actions do not risk the health and safety of themselves or others.
12. Act with honesty, integrity, care and diligence.
13. Treat all members with courtesy and dignity being fair and considerate when dealing with others.
14. Refrain from behaviour that is threatening, aggressive, violent, discriminatory, harassing physically, verbally or sexually towards any other member.
15. Refrain from bullying behaviour. Bullying is behaviour that intimidates, degrades, insults of humiliates another person.
16. Ensure membership fees are paid.
17. Obtain permission from the Director or Production Manager before reproducing or uploading onto social media any production information, images or video taken during rehearsals or of the production.
18. Be creative in your participation with Camperdown Theatre Company and respect the creativity of others.
If you have a grievance or feel that you have been unfairly treated you are encouraged to raise this issue with any member of the Committee of Management or the Theatre Company Secretary for immediate and confidential assistance. Breach of the Code of Conduct A breach of the Code of Conduct will be considered by the Committee of Management and may result in a process of mediation or a member being disciplined, suspended or expelled
CHILD SAFETY POLICY
Camperdown Theatre Company (CTC) is committed to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of children. We have zero tolerance for child abuse.
Everyone volunteering or undertaking paid work at Camperdown Theatre Company is responsible for the care and protection of children and reporting information about child abuse.
The purpose of this policy is
1. To facilitate the prevention of child abuse occurring within Camperdown Theatre Company.
2. To work towards an organisational culture of child safety.
3. To ensure that all involved with the CTC are aware of their responsibilities for identifying possible occasions for child abuse and for establishing controls and procedures for preventing such abuse and/or detecting such abuse when it occurs.
4. To provide guidance to CTC volunteers and contractors as to action that should be taken where they suspect any abuse within or outside of the organisation.
5. To provide a clear statement to CTC volunteers and contractors forbidding any such abuse.
6. To provide assurance that any and all suspected abuse will be reported and fully investigated.
Camperdown Theatre Company is committed to promoting and protecting the best interests of children and young people involved in its productions. We want children and young people to be safe, happy and empowered.
All children, regardless of their gender, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, sexual orientation, or family or social background, have equal rights to protection from abuse.
Camperdown Theatre Company has zero tolerance for child abuse.
Everyone working with us is responsible for the care and protection of the children and young people within our care and reporting information about suspected child abuse. We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about the safety of a child or young person.
Child protection is a shared responsibility between the CTC committee, volunteers, contractors, associates, and members of the Camperdown Theatre Company community.
Camperdown Theatre Company will consider the opinions of children and young people and use these opinions to review child safety policies and procedures.
Camperdown Theatre Company supports and respects all children, staff and volunteers. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, and those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children living with a disability.
It is a requirement of our Company that all people undertaking a leadership role (as a director or head of department) within our organisation hold a current Victorian Working with Children Check.
If any person believes a child is in immediate risk of abuse, telephone 000.