Child Protection Best Practices
Apologies, Easter holidays delayed my response
Generally CoderDojo is for young people who are still in school so sometimes this can go up to 18 or 19. Some clubs definitely make exceptions for young people with autism or additional educational needs with this age limit from time to time. I would suggest you make the decision based on your clubs capacity to take on additional young people. I would also suggest that to ensure additional safeguarding that the parent of this young person attends with them.
There are no specific child safeguarding restrictions on this but in general I would refer to the suggested Code of Behaviour for guidance or get in touch with us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any specific concerns.
Hope this helps!
Before Christmas we published a Global Guide to Safeguarding Young People in Dojos on Kata. You can see the Child Protection Global here.
Adapted from the Irish Child Protection Policy that was released in 2015 it is aimed to give all global mentors an overview of how to recruit volunteers, and volunteer code of behaviour.
Our intention is to adapt this document into a unique mentor on boarding process (integrated with Zen) so all mentors are taken through it as they join Dojos around the world.
Any feedback is always welcome,
The webinar for US Dojos is starting in 10 minutes!
Welcome! This forum is for discussing best practices in Child Protection both globally and in specific regions. You can see the current information we have on background checking and child protection on Kata here.
Please start up new topics on your region and let us know if you have any region specific information which will be useful to add to Kata!
Remember; if you want to give an example and need to use a real-life scenario please ensure you anonymise all aspects of the example before posting.
In due course we will be adding simple exercises which you can do within your Dojo to raise awareness of child protection amongst your volunteers.
You can get in touch with the CoderDojo Foundation directly on email@example.com if you have any questions about Child Protection.
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