Peer support code of conduct

Peer support code of conduct

Peer support code of conduct

The Peer Support Program Code of Conduct sets out general principles for the conduct you expect of peer supporters.

A peer supporter should:

  • be a positive role model to the peer group members
  • be honest, reliable, punctual and true to their word
  • be positive in attitude, expression and dealings with peers
  • know, understand and protect the rights of their peers
  • take notice of reactions of the peer group and adapt their approach if necessary
  • consider their own and the peer group’s safety and security
  • immediately advise program staff of a crisis or of any concerns about the wellbeing of a peer
  • respect the privacy of peers and the confidentiality of information acquired during activities
  • encourage the peer group members without coercion
  • attend relevant training and support sessions
  • comply with all policies and procedures of the program.

A peer supporter must not:

  • attend peer leadership or program activities while affected by drugs or alcohol
  • smoke or vape while participating in program activities
  • wear inappropriate clothes while engaged in program activities, including clothes displaying slogans or images of sex, violence, drugs, discrimination or advertising alcohol
  • engage in a high-risk activity with a peer
  • attempt to deal personally with a crisis involving a peer
  • take unfair advantage of a peer
  • administer any form of punishment on a young person (e.g. confiscating personal items, physical or corporal punishment or verbal reprimand).


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