Code of Conduct
The Transforming Children’s Care Global Collaborative platform brings together organisations and people from a variety of different backgrounds, experiences, views, and perspectives including advocates, practitioners, child rights experts, disability rights actors, and care experienced children and young people from all over the world. Many of the areas that will be discussed represent people’s lived experiences and can be highly emotive.
For the platform to be effective, we must all work towards creating a culture that is safe and inclusive, where we can listen respectfully to other opinions, challenge ourselves and recognise the value of every person’s perspectives and insights. While it is normal and healthy to disagree, we will do so respectfully, recognising that each of us have unique perspectives to learn from.
To create a culture that is safe, all members of the Transforming Children’s Care Global Online Community must commit to confidentiality and not sharing information discussed in the platform without the permission of those that have expressed them. This includes all forms of communication, both written and verbal.
All members will work to keep discussions transparent and solutions-focused with the goal of reaching broader consensus, whilst recognising that consensus may not always be possible. In joint advocacy or policy statements, consensus by the overwhelming majority will be respected, but areas of disagreement will also be noted.
In joining this online community, we agree:
- To keep what was said or communicated (directly by voice or through email and other forms of written communication) confidential unless explicitly agreed otherwise.
- To create an environment that is inclusive.
- To be respectful to others, speaking to each other rather than at each other.
- To actively listen to what other members of the group have said, seeking to understand their opinions and perspectives.
- To seek solutions to problems.
- To provide a safe and supportive environment for others to speak.
- To actively seek the opinions of a diverse range of stakeholders in making considered and informed decisions.
- To challenge each other with positive intent.
- To move forward once agreement has been reached, respecting the process.
- To work towards consensus.
The Transforming Children’s Care Online Community should be used for:
- Connecting with people who share similar interests.
- Finding and promoting relevant events.
- Continuing conversations from joint initiatives, events and programs.
- Discussing current events and experiences related to the overall vision of Transforming Children’s Care.
- Sharing your insights, interests, ideas, and reflections.
- Interacting with other members of the community to develop new interests, ideas, and insights.
- Learning about opportunities available to you through Transforming Children’s Care and providing input on opportunities that you would like to see.
The Transforming Children’s Care Online Community should NOT be used for:
- Disparaging members, their programs, staff, or partners.
- Promoting agendas that don't align with the overall focus of Transforming Children’s Care.
- Commercial advertising or mass promotion for other organizations.
Responsibility of Contributors
If you post material to the Transforming Children’s Care Online Community, post links on the Transforming Children’s Care Online Community, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Transforming Children’s Care Online Community (any such material, "Content"), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
- the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
- if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
- you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
- the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
- the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
- the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
- your content is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, blogs and websites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods; and
- your content is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company.