These principles are a framework for the conduct of the OST professional and provide guidance when ethical dilemmas occur. It is understood that the OST professional needs to combine the principles of ethical conduct with sound judgment. Note: The Code of Ethics is not meant to be a substitute for established organizational policies and procedures or replace building the core knowledge, skills, and competencies this work necessitates.
To maintain the best interest of young people, OST professionals are encouraged to use the Code of Ethics to guide actions in their daily work and when faced with ethical dilemmas.
Want to learn more? Download your copy of the revised Code of Ethics for Out-of-School Time Professionals.