Sea Cadet Values:
Whilst being a cadet brings many benefits, membership does bring responsibilities. We ask for certain standards of behaviour. Cadets have to live the Sea Cadets Values, these are.
Staff encourage cadets to adopt these values. Staff have to live up to the values also, they are expected to be thoughtful, professional, and caring in the way they behave. Uniformed staff have been interviewed both at a District and local level and are subject to a CRB check. The Sea Cadet Corps Code of Conduct lays down rules for staff behaviour.
When cadets finish their 'new entry' training, they will make the Sea Cadet promise:
I promise to serve my God, the Queen, my Country and the Sea Cadet Corps, and obey the orders of my superior officers.
I will be proud of my uniform, and be smart and seamanlike in wearing it, and always do my duty.
As well as the positive values listed above, some behaviour is not acceptable:
Bullying - can be emotional or physical, neither is tolerated and instances are firmly dealt with. Victims of bullying are encouraged to report it.
Smoking - is not allowed on parade evenings.
Alcohol - Cadets and Staff are not allowed to drink alcohol during Sea Cadet training. Anyone who arrives under the influence will not be allowed to participate in training.
Drug abuse is not tolerated. In particular, trying to bring drugs into the unit or trying to persuade other cadets to use drugs will lead to dismissal from the unit. Parents and/or the Police will always be told of drug related incidents.