The Child Protection Code of Conduct outlines the appropriate behavior for both Peace Corps staff and Volunteers when interacting with children in the local communities in which we serve. The code is not only meant to protect children but also to protect staff and Volunteers from compromising situations where questions of integrity and behavior may arise. The code also prohibits illegal acts committed against a minor.
The Child Protection Code of Conduct has been established in accordance with and to implement Peace Corps Manual Section 648: Child Protection. The Peace Corps Manual (and its component sections) constitutes the authoritative policies governing the operations of the Peace Corps and the responsibilities and conduct of Volunteers and Peace Corps employees.