RaAM is dedicated to providing a fair, open, and positive culture and ensuring all who come into contact with the organisation at its in-person and online events, meetings, and via communications feel able to report concerns, confident that they will be heard and responded to.
For event organisers
This means promoting fair and inclusive events, and ensuring information about expectations of event engagement, conduct, and how to report concerns are made appropriately clear and available from the bid submission to the event itself, and for any in-person or online event-related activity or communication taking place after that. Considerations may include (but are not limited to) providing clear policies for attendees on photography and recording, warnings about sensitive presentation content, and expectations for question and answer sessions.
For RaAM members and individuals who come into contact with the association
This means treating one another with respect and respecting this and any other relevant codes of conduct. Considerations may include (but are not limited to) identifying and avoiding communication and behaviour that may be perceived as harassment, bullying, coercion, intimidation, stalking, inappropriate physical contact, or unwanted sexual attention/advances, demeaning behaviour/comments related to personal characteristics/attributes (e.g., race). Where applicable, issues may be directly addressed by the relevant parties, but they may also be brought to the attention of the RaAM Executive Committee as needed. Complaints may be passed on to a relevant state authority and if upheld, may result in expulsion from RaAM membership and/or being barred from participation in future RaAM events.
For the RaAM Executive Committee
This means ensuring that the association and event organisers provide appropriately clear and openly available codes of conduct and that these are periodically reviewed, where relevant, in consultation with RaAM members and the Charity Commission.