1.1. The purpose of the Code of Ethics is to define general principles and set professional standards the behavior of therapists in their work, and inform and protect their clients: children, young people, theirs family and where applicable, and others. Any member organization of the European Interdisciplinary Children’s and Youth Therapies will take into account and work under the following principles of Ethical Codex.
1.2. All therapists are expected to have access to their own work in order to alleviate their suffering promoting the well-being of children and young people with whom they work. Therapists should try to use their own opportunities and skills for the greatest benefit of a child or young person without prejudice and recognize values and dignity of each child / young person.
1.3. All therapists whose EIATSCYP member organizations are required to adhere to the ethical codex and practices of their organization, which are in accordance with the following statements approved by the Ethics Committee EIATSCYP.
- ETHICAL CODE
Each EIATSCYP member organization must publish a Code of Ethics approved by EIATSCYP- and suitable for practitioners of these organizations and their clients. The Code of Ethics will take into account and consist of the following points. All therapists are required to comply with the Code of Ethics of their own organizations.
2.1. Qualifications: Therapists are required to declare their qualifications when requested and not to be claimed and imply qualifications that they do not have.
2.2. Terms and Methods: Therapists are obliged to present at their request and when appropriate, methods of practice at the beginning of therapy.
2.3. Confidentiality: Therapists are required to maintain confidentiality and to state, if requested, limited part of the information to one third in special circumstances. Therapists working with children and young people they must know the nature and extent of confidentiality when working in an interdisciplinary team or with more agency. Therapists need to clearly seek information who has the main clinical responsibility in the team.
The limits of confidentiality with children and young people are assessed according to the context of the most important benefits a child or a young person.
2.4. Professional relationship: Therapists should consider the child’s best interests when they have an appropriate contact with the child’s general practitioners, relevant psychiatric services and / or other relevant experts.
2.5. Client Response: Therapists are required to set appropriate boundaries with children and young people, and be careful not to exploit them in any way, financially, sexually or emotionally.
2.6. Research: Therapists are required to clarify with a child / young person and a narrow family or the legal guardian of the nature, purpose and conditions of any research in which they participate and provide, if possible, information and that a proven consent has been given before the beginning.
2.7. Creation: Therapists are required to maintain the welfare and anonymity of the client in situations where published any form of clinical material in which the client is involved and obtain consent in all situations where possible.
2.8. Competence of practitioners: Therapists are obliged to be able to execute their duties competently and use the procedures accordingly. Therapists should be aware of their own restrictions.
2.9. Insurance indemnities: Therapists are required to ensure that their professional work in the private sector was adequately covered.
2.10. Bad behavior: (1) Therapists are obliged to interrupt any form of behavior that is detrimental to their profession, colleagues or trainees. (2) Therapists are required to take an appropriate action in accordance with Clause 5.7 with respect to the conduct of colleagues who might harm the profession, colleagues or trainees.
A member of BHIDAP EIATSCYP and individual therapists are obliged to limit the advertising of their work only for the purpose of describing the treatment they are dealing with. Therapists are obliged to carefully point out information about yourself, as well as on the list and advertising of the customer.
- PRACTICAL CODE
Each member of EIATSCYP’s organization will have issued Practical Code approved by EIATSCYP and will be appropriate for the practitioners of this organization and their clients.
The Practice Code is to clarify and broaden the general principles established in the Code of Ethics organization and practical application of these principles. All therapists whose member organizations are at the same time EIATCYP members are required to abide by the Practice Code of their organizations.
- APPEAL PROCEEDINGS
Each EIATCYP member organization must issue an appeal, including information on admissibility or third-party complaint against practitioners; approved by EIATCYP and the suitability of the practitioners of the respondent organization and their clients. The purpose of the Appeals Proceedings is to provide practitioners and their clients with clear information about the appeal procedure and process which refers to the objection. All therapists must firmly comply with their appeal organization or umbrella organization, if any.
5.1. Filing a complaint: The client or his legal representative in the case of children, if he wishes to file a complaint.
An objection to the therapist is obliged to inform the Association of which he is a therapist.
5.2. Complaints: An organization whose therapist is directed to the complaint will ensure that it isthe therapist as soon as possible informed of this, and that the therapist or person submitting the complaint is informed o procedure for filing an appeal.
5.3. Complaint: Upon completing the Complaints procedure within the organization / association, please indicate time frame procedure.
5.4. Reports to EIATSCYP: when the complaint is confirmed, BHIDAPA (EIATSCYP member) it will notify EIATSCYP’s executive.
5.5. Confirmed complaints and convictions: therapists are obliged to inform BHIDAPA if they are against them an appeal was filed in another association of EIATSCYP members, if they are accused of criminal or if civil proceedings are directed at them, and in view of their work as a therapist.
5.6. Behavior of colleagues: colleagues who think that their colleagues’ behavior is inappropriate or not in accordance with the Ethics Association, are obliged to file a complaint within that organization, members of EIATSCYp.
5.7. The leave of a member of the organization should not interfere with the investigation process until, allegedly, a violation occurred during the membership of a therapist in the Association.
Therapists who are suppressed, or expelled, from BHIDAP, are automatically expelled as members from EIATSCYP.
- SUPERVISION / MONITORING OF COMPLAINT
A member of BHIDAPA is obliged to inform the EIATSCYP and EAP on an annual basis of the received complaints, also the nature of their content and scheduling solutions.