Here's where you can find out about current developments relating to the Ethical Framework and Good Practice in Action, and the support we can offer you when faced with an ethical challenge. We'll be updating the hub regularly with news, resources and information on the most frequent ethical issues.
Our ethics officers can support you in making ethical decisions autonomously by helping you to:
- identify the areas of the Ethical Framework which may be applicable to your dilemma
- understand and apply the principles of the Ethical Framework in practice
They cannot give advice, provide an emergency supervision service or assist with legal enquiries.
If your query relates to legal matters, you may wish to contact your legal indemnity insurers or seek independent legal advice.
To contact our ethics officers:
- email email@example.com with details of your query and your BACP membership number
- call 01455 883300, select option 2, and leave a message to request a call-back
We aim to reply to all calls and emails within 48 hours, but at peak times, or due to staff leave, this could take up to seven working days.
This was previously known as our Ethics in Action service.
Support for supervisors
If you're a practising supervisor, our ethics consultant can support you with ethical dilemmas presented by your supervisees.
The service is by appointment only so please book your consultation.
Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions
All members commit to complying with the Ethical Framework as part of their terms and conditions of membership. It helps you provide your clients with a secure base for your work together.
Introducing 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 only way is ethics
Free article: With the latest revision of the Ethical Framework, has the counselling profession finally grown up? Catherine Jackson reports. Therapy Today, July 2018
While we make every effort to ensure the information provided by our ethics officers and consultants is accurate, it does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied on as such. We do not accept any responsibility for any liabilities which arise from relying on the information given.