Our Harassment and Dignity Policy

This policy is intended to provide help and support to Connected Together volunteers who feel that they have been denied the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
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Informal Actions

A board member or volunteer who believes they are being harassed or bullied is encouraged to make it clear to the person causing the offence that the behaviour is unacceptable and ask the person to stop doing it. If the volunteer does not have the confidence to deal with the situation on their own, or would like to speak to someone in confidence about what is happening, it is suggested that they contact the volunteer lead or project lead for support or assistance. Any discussion with support officers will normally be confidential and no further action will be taken without the permission of the complainant, unless their safety or the safety of others is deemed to be at risk.

Formal Actions

If individual informal action does not resolve the situation, or the nature of the harassment/complaint is so serious that informal resolution is unlikely, or in circumstances where the harassment constitutes a possible criminal offense, the complainant may take formal action.

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Harassment and Dignity Policy - Volunteers

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