Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct provides practical guidance and lays down expected standards. The code is supplemented with Guidance notes.

The Institution's procedure for investigating allegations of misconduct, and its powers in relation to members found in breach of the Code of Conduct, is set out in section 4 of the Regulations.

A summary is also contained in the Complaints procedure leaflet.

Members shall:

  1. Act with integrity and fairness
  2. Have regard to the public interest and to the interests of all those affected by their professional activities

  3. Uphold the reputation of the profession

  4. Maintain and broaden their competence, and assist others to do so

  5. Undertake only those tasks for which they are competent

  6. Exercise appropriate skill and judgement

  7. Not maliciously or recklessly injure or attempt to injure the reputation of another person

  8. Avoid conflicts of interest

Members must disclose to the Institution if they have been convicted of a criminal offence.


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