Code of Ethics
NTS recognises the importance of working within an ethical framework, this code of ethics helps to maintain an acceptable standard of work in our non-regulated professions. The primary purpose is to protect the interests of clients and members and secondly to protect the reputation of the NTS
The code of ethics drawn up by NTS is realistic and achievable for the helping professions.
As a member of NTS you will agree to:
By becoming a member of the NTS you will agree to the following
Rules and ethics in practice
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Client confidentiality will be maintained at all times in accordance with the contract agreed between client and therapist. The therapeutic contract will contain
Please note if the declaration of child abuse is historical and applies to the actual client, it is the client’s decision whether to take further action.
NTS as a professional membership organisation does not assume responsibility for member supervision but our recommendations are as follows
If the member is a student the supervision requirements will be laid out by the training agency
If the member is qualified in their profession we recommend between 1 and 2 hours per month up to 6 clients
and 2 to 3 hours per month for 7 plus clients.
Should be fully qualified in your profession and generally have more experience than the supervisee
Client or student complaints
NTS will not suspend a therapist/tutor/organisation from membership until an appropriate consultation with both the person bringing the complaint and the therapists/tutor/organisation representative has taken place.
We will at all time mediate to resolve the issue and move forward without suspension.