FLAG ORDER 3167
6 April 1972
Parents Hat (Amends FO 485)
THE ORGANIZATION OF CHILDREN IN LAND BASED UNITS1
As Sea Org members with children may now be posted in land-based SO units and orgs, it is important to establish policies on which correct organization and action can be taken to care for both parents and children.
1. CADET: Any young person who has completed Staff Status II and AB Checksheet and has a post which he is holding in the Sea Org and who has a good ethics record.
2. CHILDREN: People who cannot handle an org or unit post. He or she is not on the payroll.
3. Babies/Small Children: People who are under 6 years of age who are not Cadets.
4. Children (per the definition above) are cared for by a “Governess”, separate from Cadets, Small Children or Babies.
5. A Nursery exists for the care of Small Children and Babies – The In Charge is the “Nanny”. The Nursery is located in the Estates Section, Office of LRH. Small Cadets who are awarded Play Time, may do so in the Nursery.
6. No Children of non-Sea Org parents may use the Nursery facilities or be cared for by the Governess.
7. Children, Babies and Small Children may not be left untended on org premises, with or without their Nanny or Governess – although a visit of short duration, while under good 8c from Nanny or Governess, is permissible.
8. Discipline and care of Children is by the Governess per FO 1630.
9. Discipline of Small Children is by the Nanny per FO 3168.
10. Cadets are handled as SO crew by the MAA.
11. Children and Cadets may attend public or state Schools in their area, but a Tutor must be provided to assist the students after school hours to handle any confusions encountered in the school materials. Full standard Study Tech is used.
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Children and Cadets may NOT be allowed to have losses in their education due to poor study systems in public schools.
12. Studies done in the org or unit must be by checksheet with full course Supervision and Study Tech.
13. A Parents Committee is formed in each SO org and unit consisting of all SO members with Children, Small Children, babies or Cadets under the care of the org or unit. The Parents Committee is posted on the Org Board as an advisory body under the LRH Comm in the Office of LRH.
14. Officers of the Committee are elected by the Committee from its members. Officers elected are:
(a) President – acts as Chairman.
(b) Vice President – is Deputy to the President.
(c) Treasurer – handles any finances required for special projects or events and keeps finance records of same.
(d) Secretary – takes minutes, keeps Committee records, acts as Planning member where required, records Committee stats.
(e) MAA – takes roll, ensures all members present, does investigations as required by President or Committee.
15. THE PURPOSE of the Parents Committee is to iron out Nursery facilities and ensure the proper care and upbringing of Cadets, Children, Small Children and Babies of Sea Org parents.
16. THE IDEAL SCENE of the Parents Committee is SO Parents taking active interest and concern in their youngsters and seeing to their care, education and production as assets to the Sea Org and valuable Beings.
17. THE PRODUCT of the Parents Committee is adequate safe clean and hygienic facilities for youngsters, and bright happy healthy and capable young people who will become upstat Sea Org members.
18. THE STAT of the Parents Committee is:
(a) Total square feet of clean hygienic and safe space used for child care that week – can include outdoors areas and successful field excursion spaces. Stat to be provided by Estates Officer each week.
(b) Total number of healthy happy youngsters provided with good care that week, using a scale of points:
0 = Unsatisfactory
1 = Satisfactory
2 = Good
3 = Excellent.
Each parent is to interview his child daily and determine the points. Points are submitted to the Secretary who totals and graphs each week.
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19. Any parent whose child’s care has been unsatisfactory must do a Situation-Why-Handling eval and present to the Parents Committee.
20. All decisions for facilities and care of the children not covered in extant FOs or issues must be passed by the Parents Committee before implementation.
21. Any member of the Parents Committee may submit CSW to the Committee for improvement of conditions of their children. Such proposals must be within the economical capabilities of the org or unit and are forwarded either to the C/O for authorization and issue or direct to the Estates Officer, depending upon the magnitude or gravity of the action proposed.
22. The Parents Committee is held responsible for the conditions and well being of their children despite whoever in the org or unit is caring for them.
23. The Parents Committee is held responsible for the proper organization of children as covered above and in extant Sea Org policies and FOs.
24. Anyone complaining about child care, education or conditions who has not used and supported the Parents Committee fully may be Comm Eved.
The charge in all such cases is “Spreading discontent to encourage disaffection and desertion.”
25. The Committee meetings of the Parents Committee are called and presided over by the President of the Committee. Failure to call such meetings in the presence of poor child conditions shall be construed as desiring such bad conditions to exist, and is subject to Comm Ev.
26. Routine Family Time schedules may be determined and passed by the Parents Committee and issued and activated upon the approval of the C/O and LRH Comm. All such schedules must have a clause concerning the post condition of the individual parent. Upstat crew have highest priority for Family Time privileges.
A/LRH Comm Aides, LRH Comms and Estates personnel are to enforce these policies.
CHILDREN AS ASSETS
In the American society exists a degraded contempt for children. Adults regard them as ‘dear little cute things God damn them.”
This attitude is not allowed in the Sea Org.
THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF A SOCIETY ARE AN ASSET AND MUST BE CARED FOR AND PROPERLY BROUGHT UP AS VALUABLE BEINGS. THOSE WHO DECIDE TO JOIN THE SEA ORG AND BE PART OF THE TEAM MUST BE ALLOWED TO DO THEIR BEST.
L. RON HUBBARD