Soccer des collines code of conduct for protecting children


The Club de Soccer des Collines (CSC) has developed the following Code of Conduct to guide our employees/volunteers in their interactions with children. The safety, rights and well-being of children we serve are at the core of our daily programs. We nurture supportive relationships with children while balancing and encouraging appropriate boundaries.

Why a Child Protection Code of Conduct is important?

CSC is committed to ensuring all children are protected and safe. A Code of Conduct is an important part of creating safe environments for children. The safety, rights and well-being of children participating in our programs is a priority for the board and the technical committee.

The intent of the Code of Conduct is to guide our staff/volunteers in developing healthy relationships with the children involved in our programs and to model appropriate boundaries for children.

Treating Children With Dignity and Maintaining Boundaries

All staff/volunteers must:

It is important to monitor your own behaviour towards children and pay close attention to the behaviour of your peers to ensure that behaviour is appropriate and respectful and will be perceived as such by others.

All your interactions and activities with children:

Always consider the child’s reaction to any activities, conversations, behaviour or other interactions. If at any time you are in doubt about the appropriateness of your own behaviour or the behaviour of others, you should reach out to, they are the club’s certified contact with regards to child safety, they can guide you and answer any related questions.

Examples of unacceptable behaviour toward a child:

General Rules of Behaviour

Unless witnessing direct sexual assault in which case it should be reported to Police immediately, staff/volunteers of the organization must not:

What Constitutes Inappropriate Behaviour

Inappropriate behaviour includes:


Inappropriate behaviour also includes:

Inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated, especially as it relates to the well-being of the children involved in activities or programs delivered by CSC.

Whether or not a particular behavior or action constitutes inappropriate behaviour will be a matter determined by CSC having regard to all of the circumstances, including past behaviour, and allegations or suspicions related to such behaviour.

All employees and volunteers involved with the Club need to get familiar with the Guidelines for Adults and Teenagers Interacting with Children in Sport published by Commit to Kids and available here:

Reporting Requirements

All staff and volunteers must report suspected child sexual abuse, inappropriate behaviour or incidents that they become aware of, whether the behaviour or incidents were personally witnessed or not.

What, where and how to report:


Keep in mind that you may learn of potentially illegal or inappropriate behaviour through the child or some other third party, or you may witness it first-hand. Examples of the type behaviour you may learn of or witness and that you must report as set out above includes:

If you are not sure whether the issue you have witnessed or heard about involves potentially illegal behaviour or inappropriate behaviour, discuss the issue with  who will support you through the process

Remember: You have an independent duty to report all suspicions of potentially illegal behaviour witnessed first hand directly to police and/or child welfare.


Follow up on reporting

All allegations or suspicions of potentially illegal behaviour will be dealt by CSC with following guidelines established by Commit to Kids:

When an allegation or suspicion of potentially illegal behaviour is reported, police and/or a child welfare agency will be notified. CSC will follow up internally as appropriate.

All allegations or suspicions of inappropriate behaviour will be dealt by CSC with following guidelines established by Commit to Kids:

When an allegation or suspicion of inappropriate behaviour is made, CSC will follow up on the matter to gather information about what happened and determine what, if any, formal or other disciplinary action is required.

In the case of inappropriate behaviour, if:

CSC may refer the matter to a child welfare agency or police.