CODE OF CONDUCT

The safety and loving care of children is at the heart of the Daddy Daughter Time organization. This Code of Conduct policy exists in order to protect the minor participants of Daddy Daughter Time (“DDT”) as well as to serve as guidance for our staff, volunteers, and all program participants. Failure to adhere to the conduct described in this policy is ground for immediate termination of membership. Additionally, a staff person, volunteer or paying participant found to be in violation of this policy may be asked to leave the event or function immediately; and subject to board discretion, may be prohibited from attending future events.

Definitions:

“Adult” refers to anyone over the age of 18 in attendance at a Daddy Daughter Time function or event, whether as a member, a staff person, a volunteer or a paying participant.

“Child” or “children” refers to anyone under the age of 18 in attendance at a Daddy Daughter Time function or event.

“Member” refers to anyone participating in the Daddy Daughter Time membership program.

“Parent or Guardian” refers to the person legally responsible for the care of a minor child while at a Daddy Daughter Time function or event.

“Paying Participant” refers to anyone attending a Daddy Daughter Time event or function who is not a member.

Code of Conduct Guidelines:

  1. The adult parent or guardian shall be responsible at all times for the care and supervision of the child(ren) they attended with.
  2. At no time during a DDT event or function may an adult be alone with a single child, other than their own child(ren) or those child(ren) they are legally responsible for, where they cannot be observed by others.
  3. Restroom supervision: The Adult will make sure the restroom is not occupied by suspicious or unknown individuals before allowing children to use the facilities. The Adult will stand outside the doorway while children are using the restroom. This policy allows privacy for the children and protection for the adults.
  4. Adults should conduct or supervise private activities in pairs. Some examples of private activities may include but are not limited to: assisting with bathroom functions, putting on bathing suits or changing clothes, taking showers, etc. When this is not feasible, adults should be positioned so that they are visible to others.
  1. Adults shall not abuse children. Any type of abuse will not be tolerated. If observed or suspected, abuse will be reported to the proper authorities. These include:
  • physical abuse – strike, spank, shake, slap;
  • verbal abuse – humiliate, degrade, threaten;
  • sexual abuse – inappropriate touch or verbal exchange;
  • mental abuse – shaming, withholding love, cruelty;
  • neglect – withholding food, water, basic care, etc.
  1. Parents or guardians will conduct a health check of each child prior to the event or function and will not allow child(ren) exhibiting illness or injury to participate in the function or event.
  2. The DDT events and functions are open to everyone equally regardless of sex, race, religion, culture.
  3. Using, possessing, or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs during a DDT event or function is strictly prohibited. A child will not be allowed to leave an event or a function with a parent or guardian who is visibly under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or who states that they are under the influence.
  4. Smoking or use of tobacco in the presence of children or parents during a DDT event or function is prohibited.
  5. Profanity, inappropriate jokes, sharing intimate details of one’s personal life, and any kind of harassment in the presence of children is prohibited.
  6. Adults will portray a positive role model for children by maintaining an attitude of respect, loyalty, patience, courtesy, tact, and maturity.
  7. Adults will interact with the children they bring to a DDT event and utilize the event as an opportunity to bond with their child.
  8. Adults are not to transport children other than their own or those they are guardians for in their own vehicles without prior written permission.