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Ethical Standards

I promise to conduct myself in a responsible manner while with my Kinship mentee, and to strive to insure his or her safety in my presence. I promise to protect against and prevent child abuse and neglect, whether physical or emotional, through my own actions and involvement in Kinship, and by reporting any suspected occurrences of child abuse or neglect to the appropriate authorities. will carefully restrain from discussing any program participant’s personal affairs with anyone outside the Kinship staff or board members. In addition, all information seen or heard regarding program participants is completely confidential and not to be discussed with family members, friends or other Kinship volunteers outside the context of mentor training or mentor support gatherings. Furthermore, I will not use my position with the agency, or my knowledge of the organization or its plans, for personal profit for myself, family, friends, or any outside interests with which I may be affiliated or have an investment. I will respect the rights of the Kinship youth and his or her parent/guardian above my own personal needs and interests. In signing this agreement, I acknowledge that I have read the Ethical Standards Statement and agree to its contents. I understand that if I breach this agreement, the incident will be researched and proper action will be taken up to and including my removal from serving in the program.
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