The Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions 2018 came into effect on 1 July 2018. It followed a comprehensive review of the 2016 version to incorporate member feedback, enquiries and new legislation.
Tim Bond, ethics consultant to BACP's Ethics and Good Practice Steering Committee, talks about the latest version and answers members' questions. Professor Bond is a Fellow of BACP and a specialist in professional ethics for psychological therapies and other roles.
How does BACP research new developments for the Ethical Framework?
How are clients' experiences and opinions taken into account?
How can I give feedback that will influence the next version of the Ethical Framework?
Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions
The Ethical Framework sets out the expected ethical principles, values and good practice standards for BACP members. All members commit to complying with the Ethical Framework as part of their terms and conditions of membership.
Developing the new Ethical Framework 2018
Following an extensive review and consultation, the new Ethical Framework came into effect on 1 July 2018. Find out more about the changes.
The meaning of words used within the Ethical Framework