What is wrong with the Ethical Framework? This has involved a major process of rewriting, consultation, comparison with other similar professional codes and membership acclimatisation prior to its introduction in The new Framework, as opposed to a code of ethics, builds on the previous version first introduced at the turn of the century. It acknowledges the growing impact of digital versions of therapy and the changing landscape of professional practice, incorporating, somewhat controversially, coaching along with counselling and psychotherapy as part of the counselling professions. Inevitably, this also will involve frequent reference to the writing and influence of Tim Bond, chief architect of the new framework.
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Frequently asked questions When does the new code come into effect? The new Code comes into effect goes live on 1 October , but it is available now for you to review. What happens when the code comes into effect? Any complained-of behaviour that occurred on or after 1 October will be judged against the new code. Who does the Code apply to? UKCP full clinical members. UKCP colleges and organisational members are required to update their own codes to reflect the new code. The structure of the document has changed and includes different headings.
Many points of the previous code were re-written, simplified, or made more explicit to ensure clarity, such as for example point Repetitions have been removed and some points combined to provide a more succinct and comprehensive code. No single principle was deleted, only re-written, updated, combined, made more explicit or simplified. However, a few new points have been added to the code: 7.
Decline any gifts, favours, money or hospitality that might be interpreted as exploitative. Point 39 existed previously but has expanded to include a new point a which requires the registrant to inform UKCP and any relevant organisational member if they are charged with a criminal offence.
You are responsible for understanding and adhering to the new code, and you will need to provide the new code to your clients. If you are a supervisor, you have a responsibility to ensure your supervisees are working to the most current code.
What happens if I do not abide by the code? Questions for UKCP colleges and organisational members Can our organisation simply adopt this code rather than creating a new one? Should we include this new code in our curriculum starting in the upcoming term? As the new code will come into effect as of 1 October, it is best for trainees and members to start reviewing the code now. This should be completed by 1 October Organisations and colleges are asked to complete a declaration acknowledging the new code and agreeing to complete of changes to your codes or adoption of the new code no later than 31 December Download the declaration here.
UKCP launches a new code of ethics
They involve exploring principles, morals and values behind a particular intent, intervention and action. It also provides expectations of how practitioners will conduct themselves as members of the NCS with these principles in mind. Ethics can sometimes be confused with law. Some ethics are beyond the remit of law and say more about our commitment as a Society to our clients and the community we serve. Purpose of the Code The Code sets out the standards expected of all members of the National Counselling Society, for the guidance of members individual, supervisor, training provider or organisational.
Code of Ethics
Frequently asked questions When does the new code come into effect? The new Code comes into effect goes live on 1 October , but it is available now for you to review. What happens when the code comes into effect? Any complained-of behaviour that occurred on or after 1 October will be judged against the new code. Who does the Code apply to? UKCP full clinical members.