CORU Opens Public Consultation on Framework Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics

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CORU Opens Public Consultation on Framework Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics

Social care workers are invited to participate in a consultation process on CORU’s  framework Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics. This framework document will inform the Social Care Workers Registration Board code of conduct. This document will have an influence on your practice once registration occurs please read the document and give your feedback on the link below.

Details of Public Consultation:

In 2010, the Health and Social Care Professionals Council at CORU developed a Framework Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics detailing common standards across its regulated professions. The Framework Code is for use by each Registration Board to adopt its own Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics.

This Code outlines the standards of ethical behaviour, conduct and performance that the public expects from registrants.  Each year registrants will be asked to pledge that they comply with the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics. It is essential that all registrants read, understand and meet the standards set out in this Code. Failure to meet the standards could result in a complaint of professional misconduct being made about the registrant. Under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005, professional misconduct is defined as any act, omission or pattern of conduct of the registrant that is a breach of the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics adopted by the Registration Board of that profession.

The Framework Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics was reviewed and updated in 2013 and a further review and update is now being undertaken due to changes in legislation and policy.

The Council now seeks the views of the public, the professions, representative bodies and other interested parties on the draft Framework Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics 2017.

To read the draft document, please click on the link below:

Framework Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics 2017

How to submit your views:

  • By completing the online consultation feedback form by clicking on the corresponding link below:

                              Online Consultation Feedback Form

  • By emailing consultation@coru.ie 

  • In writing to: Public Consultation, CORU, Joyce House, 8-11 Lombard Street, Dublin 2, D02 Y729.

A report outlining the consultation process will be published on www.coru.ie following consideration of all submissions.

Closing Date

The consultation process will close at 1pm on Friday 15 September 2017. Submissions received after this time and date will not be considered.