BACP members have a contractual commitment to work in accordance with the current Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. These Good Practice in Action resources are not contractually binding, but are intended to support practitioners by providing general information on principles and policy applicable at the time of publication, in the context of the core ethical principles, values and personal moral qualities of BACP.

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All the GPiA resources currently available are listed below in numerical order.

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Documents

 Reference  Title and link  Type of resource
 GPiA 002 Counselling children and young people in England, Northern Ireland and Wales in school contexts Legal resource
 GPiA 003 Adoption law in England within the counselling professions Legal resource
 GPiA 004 Working in private practice within the counselling professions Commonly asked questions
 GPiA 005 Adoption law in Northern Ireland and Wales within the counselling professions Legal resource
 GPiA 008 How to choose a supervisor (counsellors) Commonly asked questions
 GPiA 009 How to choose a supervisor for your service Fact sheet
 GPiA 010 Monitoring the supervisory relationship from the supervisor's perspective Fact sheet
 GPiA 011 Monitoring the supervisory relationship from the perspective of a supervisee Commonly asked questions
 GPiA 014 Managing confidentiality within the counselling professions Legal resource
 GPiA 015 How to do a literature search Research overview
 GPiA 020 How to write a research proposal Fact sheet
 GPiA 025 Adoption law in Scotland Legal resource
 GPiA 026 Counselling children and young people in school contexts in Scotland Legal resource
 GPiA 029 Mental health law within the counselling professions in England and Wales Legal resource
 GPiA 030 Safeguarding vulnerable adults within the counselling professions in England and Wales Legal resource
 GPiA 031 Safeguarding children and young people within the counselling professions in England and Wales Legal resource
 GPiA 032 Supervision within the counselling professions in England, Northern Ireland and Wales Legal resource
 GPiA 033 Ethical decision making within the counselling professions Research overview
 GPiA 038 About the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions Commonly asked questions
 GPiA 039 Making the contract within the counselling professions Commonly asked questions
 GPiA 040 Social media (audio and video) and the counselling professions Commonly asked questions
 GPiA 042 Working with suicidal clients in the counselling professions Fact sheet
 GPiA 043 Supervision within the counselling professions Research overview
 GPiA 044 Ethical decision making in the context of the counselling professions Fact sheet
 GPiA 046 Working with children and young people Commonly asked questions
 GPiA 047 Working online Fact sheet
 GPiA 048 Mental health literature within the counselling professions Research overview
 GPiA 052 Understanding child protection in Scotland Legal resource
 GPiA 053 Understanding the children’s hearing system in Scotland Legal resource
 GPiA 054 Introduction to supervision in the counselling professions (members) Commonly asked questions
 GPiA 055 Making the contract in the counselling professions Fact sheet
 GPiA 056 Equality, diversity and inclusion in the counselling professions Research overview
 GPiA 057 Suicide in the context of the counselling professions in England and Wales Legal resource
 GPiA 058 Assisted death: issues for the counselling professions in England and Wales Legal resource
 GPiA 059 Abortion: issues for the counselling professions in England and Wales Legal resource
 GPiA 060 Coroner’s Court, inquests and confidentiality beyond death: issues for the counselling professions in England and Wales Legal resource
 GPiA 062 Equality, diversity and inclusion within the counselling professions Commonly asked questions
 GPiA 063 Equality, diversity and inclusion within the counselling professions Clinical reflections for practice
 GPiA 064 Introduction to supervision (public version) Commonly asked questions
 GPiA 065 Confidentiality and record keeping within the counselling professions Clinical reflections for practice
 GPiA 066 What do we mean by records and record keeping within the counselling professions? Commonly asked questions
 GPiA 067 Practical aspects of record keeping within the counselling professions Commonly asked questions
 GPiA 068 Record keeping within organisational settings in the counselling professions Fact sheet
 GPiA 069 Sharing records with clients, legal professionals and the courts in the context of the counselling professions Legal resource
 GPiA 070 Working with CPS guidance on pre-trial therapy with adults in the counselling professions in England and Wales Legal resource
 GPiA 071 Ownership and storage of records in the context of the counselling professions Legal resource
 GPiA 072 Unplanned endings within the counselling professions Commonly asked questions
 GPiA 077 Dual roles within the counselling professions Fact sheet
 GPiA 078 Fitness to practise in the counselling professions Fact sheet
 GPiA 079 Counselling placements: a trainer's guide Fact sheet
 GPiA 080 Reasonable adjustment in the counselling professions Fact sheet
 GPiA 081 Working with older people in the counselling professions Commonly asked questions
 GPiA 082 Counselling placements: an organisation's guide Fact sheet
 GPiA 083 Writing reports for the courts and giving evidence in court in the context of the counselling professions in England and Wales Legal resource
 GPiA 084 Ethical mindfulness within supervision and training Clinical reflections for practice
 GPiA 088 Self-care for the counselling professions Fact sheet
 GPiA 089 Retirement from the counselling professions Fact sheet
 GPiA 090 Counselling placements: a trainee's guide Fact sheet
 GPiA 091 Working with interpreters in the counselling professions Fact sheet
 GPiA 092 Female genital mutilation (FGM) Fact sheet
 GPiA 094 Fitness to practise within the counselling professions Clinical reflections for practice
 GPiA 098 Working with CPS guidance on pre-trial therapy with children in the counselling professions Legal resource
 GPiA 099 Workloads in the counselling professions Fact sheet
 GPiA 102 Planned breaks in practice within the counselling professions Fact sheet
 GPiA 103 Writing case studies for research, publication and professional development within the counselling professions Fact sheet
 GPiA 104 Clinical wills and digital legacies in the counselling professions Fact sheet
 GPiA 105 The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legal principles and practice notes for the counselling professions Legal resource
 GPiA 108 Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the counselling professions Legal resource

E-learning resources

Reference Title and link
GPiA EL001 Ethical decision making in the counselling professions

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