The Code of Conduct states that you will not drive a child or young person unaccompanied. This is not intended to stop you doing ministry with children or young people. It is intended to make you stop and think about how you do it so that the risks associated with driving children and young people unaccompanied are minimised.
This point of the Code can be changed, with the approval of Session, who will formally record the change as a minute. To make the changes, Session will:
Before a child or young person travels with a group or is driven in a car or bus by a person associated with the church for any reason, you must have a permission note signed by the child or young person‘s parent / carer. An example of an off-site or travel permission note is provided for you here.
You must consider the following before you provide transport of any kind: