Code of Conduct for One Town One Voice community singing groups
We believe the One Town One Voice community singing groups should provide a positive, respectful and inclusive experience for everyone. The One Town One Voice initiative is committed to providing a friendly, supportive and welcoming environment for all participants and expects everyone to treat each other with respect and courtesy. The following Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for participant behaviour.
One Town One Voice Aim:-
The core aim of One Town One Voice is to bring people together in communities across Ireland, including those who have moved from other countries. Our community singing groups help people get to know each other and break down barriers, by singing together in a relaxed, positive and inclusive way.
One Town One Voice Belief:-
One Town One Voice is focused primarily on community integration, inclusion and fun. In our singing groups everyone is equal, and participants’ actions and conduct should reflect this. We are secular and non-political. We are not a campaign group and our focus is on singing and socialising together.
Specific Code of Conduct:-
- As One Voice Singers we respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person in the singing group and wider community.
- As One Voice Singers we treat everyone equally, regardless of age, ability, ethnicity, gender, race, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.
- As One Voice Singers we promote an environment free from the threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.
- As One Voice Singers we have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.
- While anyone can associate with a religious group, protest group, or campaign in their own name, we ask they do not do so in the name of the One Voice Singers.
- Do not use the One Voice Singers for the purpose of recruitment to a political/religious/campaign group or for the purpose of controlling/monitoring local migrants.
- Do not use the group network, including WhatsApp groups, to sell or promote their own individual causes.
- Do not use the One Town One Voice initiative, or photos of the One Voice Singers groups, for personal political gain.
Social Media Rules of Conduct:-
This policy does not intend to inhibit personal use of social media.
- However, as a One Voice Singer your online values and policies should be consistent with those of the One Town One Voice initiative.
- One Voice Singers participants should not post abusive, threatening, discriminatory, racist or defamatory content.
- If you identify as a One Voice Singer online, then you should abide by the behaviours and values of our code.
- You must make it clear when you are speaking for yourself and not on behalf of the One Voice Singers group / One Town One Voice initiative.
If we, the local/regional/national coordinators, have any concerns about your conduct whilst singing with, or whilst being part of, the One Town One Voice initiative, we will discuss this with you. Continuation of any inappropriate behaviour will result in you being asked to leave the One Town One Voice singing group.
Code of Conduct November 2022
Colleen Werle, National Coordinator