The RTPI is consulting members on proposals to update and improve standards of professional conduct and ethics, and the process by which the organisation applies and upholds them.
A review of the Code of Conduct and Complaints Procedures is an opportunity to consider any new issues which have come to light since the last review in 2011, for example new legislation or changes to working practices. The review will help to ensure that the complaints handling process remains manageable and fit for purpose. It is also an opportunity to consider how best the RTPI can support members and the profession as a whole .
Iram Mohammed, Chair of the Membership and Ethics Committee, said:
"The purpose of the RTPI Code of Conduct is to protect and guide practitioners, and to serve as a tool to maintain public trust in the profession. The RTPI is looking to make improvements on professional standards and learn from disciplinary cases over the past few years. In the interests of members and good governance, the Institute is taking the lead supporting members on these issues, and as an outcome of this consultation, aims to produce new guidance notes on professional ethics, business practice and continuing professional development. I would implore members to please respond to consultation and feedback your thoughts on this critical work, to help ensure our Code of Conduct is robust and fit for our profession."
The deadline for consultation responses is Monday 28 September 2015.
All responses will be reviewed before final recommendations are made to the Board of Trustees, who will agree whether or not to adopt changes to the Code and Complaints Procedures at their meeting on 25 November 2015. The amendments to the Code and Complaints Procedures will be widely promoted to members with a transition period before any new requirements come into effect.
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