Ethical Practice

Participatory Practice Ethical Policy

Breaking Barriers Community Arts’ (BBCA) policy is that all employees and board members maintain the highest standards of ethical and professional behaviour. In order to do this employees and board members will adhere to the BBCA Vision and Mission Statements not simply because they have to but because they want to and because that is how we work. In other words it is an on-going frame of mind rather than a one off tick box form at the beginning of a session. In order to clarify how we work our ethical practice is that we will:

  • Understand and adhere to our responsibilities regarding the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of any BBCA activities.
  • Treat everyone with respect and understanding, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, maternity, marital or family status, disability, age or national origin.
  • Not undertake or participate in any interest or activity that is in conflict with the conduct of their official duties or with the ethos of BBCA.
  • Understand and adhere to legislation regarding the protection of privileged information to which we have access in the course of our official duties.
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of personal reliability, honesty, trustworthiness, integrity and honour in all activities in order to inspire confidence and build trust in BBCA.
  • Ensure the protection of participants’ best interests and understand it is of utmost importance throughout all phases of a project.
  • Ensure that individuality is celebrated by allowing the storyteller full editorial control and final approval over their story, as well as final authority over how it can be shared.
  • Understand and adhere to BBCA’s Child Protection Policy
  • Take environmental responsibilities seriously and adhere to BBCA’s Environmental Policy.
  • Understand that people are important, their stories matter and we are in a privileged position, which we must respect.