DAVENHAM PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT
This Code of Conduct is designed to clarify expectations on how members, performers, production team and all volunteers should conduct themselves whilst involved in the activities of the Group. By following this Code of Conduct, your reputation, and the reputation of the Davenham Players will be upheld and protected.
A phrase that summarises the behaviour expected from all people involved in Davenham Players events and activities is that they should treat everyone with respect.
BEHAVIOUR EXPECTED DURING ACTIVITIES
• Treat everyone with respect
• Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealings with others
• Refrain from loss of temper and violent behaviour
• Refrain from bullying, verbal or physical abuse, sexual harassment against anyone
• Refrain from any illegal activity
THE ROLE OF THE DIRECTOR
The Director of a production has overall responsibility for delivery of a performance and such has the right to make the final decisions about all aspects of its presentation. Most directors will welcome politely made suggestions or queries about the presentation from others in the production team. However, the Director is free to agree or disagree and the Director’s decision is final. Note however that the Director is bound by the above rules of expected behaviour, as are production team members.
If anyone involved in a production feels that they have been mistreated in any way by another person in the team then they should make their complaint to the Director or to a committee member. (See Complaints Procedure)
Actors under the age of 18 will have a designated member of the production team responsible for their duty of care who will advocate on their behalf, where necessary, if problems arise. In some cases this will be the youth’s parent.
The director will liaise with the assigned advocate on any problems involving the youth actor.
Health and Safety
Everyone has the right to participate in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe.
All those involved in events should take responsibility for their own Health and safety, ensuring that their actions do not risk the health and safety of themselves or others.
All hazards, accidents or injuries should be reported to the Director or committee member.
If anyone has a grievance or feels that they have been unfairly treated they are encouraged to raise this issue with any committee member in the first instance. See Complaints procedure
Breach of the Code of Conduct
The Chairman and Committee have the responsibility of dealing with breaches of the Code of Conduct and will take any action they decide is appropriate.
Status of this Policy
This policy document Version 1.0 was approved by the Davenham Players Committee at the meeting held Tuesday 15th February 2022.