30th August 2019 | News

Following newly published guidance and briefing notes for CNHC registrants, the CNHC Board has agreed the following edits (in italics) to the Code of Conduct, Ethics and Performance. The updated version of The Code is available to view or download here.
 
Edits to the Code 
 
E3 Professional behaviour
You must avoid acting in a way that may undermine public confidence in the profession or bring the profession into disrepute.  You must notify CNHC at the earliest opportunity if you are convicted of a criminal offence or receive a conditional caution.
 
[The Guidance remains unchanged.]
 
E4 Your own health and wellbeing
You must get and follow professional advice about whether or how you should modify your own practice when clients may be at risk because of your own mental or physical health.  You must notify CNHC at the earliest opportunity if you have a health issue that could affect your ability to practise.
 
[The Guidance remains unchanged.]
 
E7 Safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk because of abuse, neglect or self-harm.
If you come into contact professionally with children, young people or adults at risk because of abuse, neglect or self-harm you must safeguard and protect their welfare.  You must find out about local procedures in your area and follow them if you suspect a child, young person or adult is at risk.
 
[Additional Guidance]
 
3.  CNHC registrants who are employed within the NHS or who volunteer at cancer centres, for   example, will have received an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service or a Protecting Vulnerable Groups certificate from Disclosure Scotland.  Self employed registrants can apply for a basic check by the Disclosure and Barring Service or Disclosure Scotland. 
 
Please also note that all references to ‘vulnerable adults’ have been changed to ‘adults at risk’ throughout the document.
 
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