As an organisation dedicated to children, teenagers and young adults, it is critical that at all times, personal and online behavior demonstrate respect for the dignity of each person. In keeping with the Child Protection Act 1999 current at 1 January 2014, the GCYO Policy asserts that the welfare and best interests of children are paramount and that all children have a right to protection from harm.
GCYO has a policy on private, out-of-GCYO activities, where these activities reflect on the GCYO’s reputation. Any private activity of our members that detracts or calls into question the GCYO ethos or values which form the foundation of the GCYO, will attract a swift and clear response from the GCYO. This response may include disciplinary action such as verbal or written reprimand, caution, warning, suspension, refusal of entry to GCYO premises or termination.
This includes any web-based or online activity. It includes misuse of mobile phones and other similar devices or services. It may be read to include other activities not specifically mentioned in this policy, but which could reasonably fall within its scope. The policy applies even if the activity is out of GCYO hours, off GCYO’s premises, on weekends or in holidays and particularly if it occurs immediately following or preceding a GCYO-organised event.
The Gold Coast Youth Orchestra is committed to encouraging a safe, supportive, welcoming, respectful and productive environment for all. To this end, the GCYO and its members must uphold the following:
Providing a safe and welcoming environment can only occur when everyone cooperates and agrees to reasonable, expectable and suitable standards of conduct. The following are acts, which the GCYO considers unacceptable. Any GCYO member found engaging in these acts will be subject to disciplinary action, which may include verbal or written reprimand, caution, warning, suspension, refusal of entry to GCYO premises and or termination of membership:
Any breach of policies will result in prompt administrative action. Any GCYO member found engaging in these acts will be subject to disciplinary action, which may include verbal or written reprimand, caution, warning, suspension, refusal of entry to GCYO premises and or termination of membership and or services. GCYO members may also be personally liable for offences under Commonwealth and, or State and Territory legislation.
Updated November 2017