People & Planet Code of Conduct

People & Planet aims to create a student movement that is welcoming, inclusive and supportive for all. When we come together to organise in a respectful and considerate way, we are creating the change we want to see in the world.

Staff and students are required to respect each other’s physical and emotional boundaries. Always get explicit verbal consent before touching someone. If people prefer not to answer a question, do not demand a response. If a member of a liberation strand, for example, a black student, requests that you change your use of language regarding topics about their liberation strand, please be respectful and change your use of language. Where participants feel marginalised, oppressed or discriminated against by people, groups or processes, we will listen.

People & Planet will not not tolerate any kind of discrimination, including (but not limited to) racism, ageism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, sexism, body-shaming, slut-shaming or ableism. Similarly, prejudice based on ethnicity, nationality, class, gender identity, gender presentation, language, ability, asylum status, political or religious affiliation will not be tolerated.

People & Planet has a zero tolerance policy towards rape and sexual assault.

Breaches of this code of conduct will be dealt with through our complaints procedure. If an accusation had been made against you, you may be asked to leave an event while the issue is investigated.

People & Planet Sexual Violence Policy

The aim of this policy is to ensure that People & Planet does not enable discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence. The policy also contains guidance on what steps should be taken if the People & Planet staff team is made aware that discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence has taken place.

Find the policy in full here.

Complaints

By filling out this form, you are making a formal complaint against someone you believe has violated our Code of Conduct. You can retract your complaint at any time and no further action will be taken, except in the following situations:

-The staff team believes that that person represents a safeguarding risk
-Someone else has made a complaint against that person
-The staff team decides that the breach of the Code of Conduct has affected other members of the network, and wishes to take action

Once you have made a complaint, the process will be totally anonymous unless we believe that you or another person is at risk of serious harm. The staff team will have access to all details of the complaint apart from the name of the person who made it. If the staff member that has directed you to this form wishes to share your details with anyone, they must ask your permission unless there is a safeguarding risk.

Download the form here.

Once completed please send by email to complaints@peopleandplanet.org.