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Bookbug Session Leader code of conduct

Our rules and values for Bookbug Session Leaders

Bookbug is a universal programme that aims to help every child across Scotland to develop a love of stories, songs and rhymes while spending quality time with their mums, dads and carers.

When a Bookbug Session Leader leads a Bookbug Session, they are representing the Bookbug programme and Scottish Book Trust. We therefore require all Bookbug Session Leaders to abide by the following values and rules for Bookbug Sessions.

Bookbug Session Leader values

Bookbug Session Leaders should:

Rules for running Bookbug Sessions

Child Protection requirements

Scottish Book Trust is committed to ensuring Child Protection and Safeguarding good practice is applied consistently. Please read our Child Protection Policy. We believe that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind. We all have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe, and we are committed to carrying out our activities in a way that protects them.

Bookbug Session Leaders should:

*To keep children safe, our best practice advice is that all Bookbug Session Leaders are members of the PVG scheme, and are fully trained in their organisations safeguarding policies and procedures. If Session Leaders are not members of the PVG scheme, they can continue to deliver Bookbug Sessions, however, in proceeding in this way organisations will be choosing to operate outside of our guidance. For more advice, please contact your organisation’s Designated Child Protection Officer.

Your organisation’s DCPO’s can contact Scottish Book Trust’s DCPO if they have further questions.

If you have any questions about the code of conduct, please get in touch bookbug@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window) or call 0131 524 0179.