Probity in Practice
Ensuring the probity of practice is important both to those
who are directly affected but also to the standing of the profession as a
Providing clients with adequate information
Practitioners are responsible for clarifying the terms on
which their services are being offered in advance of the person legally
responsible for the client incurring any financial obligation or other
reasonably foreseeable costs or liabilities.
All information about services should be honest, accurate,
avoid unjustifiable claims, and be consistent with maintaining the good
standing of the profession.
Particular care should be taken over the integrity of
presenting qualifications, accreditation and professional standing.
Practitioners are required to be honest, straightforward and
accountable in all financial matters concerning their clients and other
Conflicts of interest
Conflicts of interest are best avoided, provided they can be
reasonably foreseen in the first instance and prevented from arising. In
deciding how to respond to conflicts of interest, the protection of the
client's interests and maintaining trust in the practitioner should be
Care of self as a practitioner
Attending to the practitioner's well-being is essential to
sustaining good practice.
Practitioners have a responsibility to themselves to ensure
that their work does not become detrimental to their health or well-being by ensuring
that the way that they undertake their work is as safe as possible and that
they seek appropriate professional support and services as the need arises.
Practitioners are entitled to be treated with proper
consideration and respect that is consistent with this Guidance.
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