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Code Of Conduct

The Duty of Members


Each Member has a duty to protect the health and well-being of all people and members of Exit Map who engage with activities and events of Exit Map in every circumstance.

Each Member must make sure that s/he behaves with integrity and honesty.

The Member shall demonstrate Ethical Awareness

Respect the rights and dignity of all individuals

Comply with the laws and regulations governing the practice of his/her profession or responsibilities

Carry out duties in a professional and ethical way

Ensure that any advertising is truthful, accurate, not misleading and complies with any relevant legislation

Undertake research ethically

Keep professional knowledge and skills up to date

Act within the limits of the Member’s knowledge, skills and experience and, if necessary, refer on to another professional

Maintain proper and effective communications with members and service users. You must communicate properly and effectively

Assist and advise other members as set out.

Effectively supervise tasks appropriately delegated that you have asked other people to carry out.

Obtain informed consent to carry classes or interventions

Keep accurate records

Deal safely with risks

Limit work or stop practising if the Member’s performance or judgement is affected by health issues. Each Member has a duty to take action if health issues could be harming his/her fitness to practise

Act in the best interests of service users and members

Respect the confidentiality of service users and members

Maintain high standards of personal conduct. You must behave with honesty and integrity and make sure that your behaviour does not damage the public’s confidence in your profession and Exit Map

Get informed consent when using touch or what might be perceived intimate with the pubic 

When actively participating in the running of events you must adhere to risk assessment

Complaints or concern should go directly to Exit Map directors

Deal fairly and safely with the risks of infection

Respect the rights and dignity of all individuals

Each Member must show through their practice and conduct a respect for the rights and dignity of all individuals regardless of 

gender 

family status 

marital status 

age  disability 

sexual orientation 

religion 

race 

ethnicity, including membership of the Traveller Community 


Members should be capable of working across different cultural groups. Members’ behaviour, attitudes and policies need to support effective work in cross-cultural situations. Members should be aware of dynamics that can come from differences in culture and study and develop their practice and services to better serve service users’ needs.

Undertake research ethically


Proposed research projects should be submitted to the appropriate authority for approval prior to commencing research. Research should not proceed under any circumstances without the necessary ethical approval. Such approval should be identified in the research documentation e.g. participation, recruitment, communication.


Members must abide by any research and publication laws, regulations, ethics and professional standards.


Prior informed consent must be obtained and recorded if service users are to be involved in any form of research. The aims and methods of the proposed research, together with any potential hazards or discomfort and information about how their details will be used should be explained to the potential participant.


Members must respect the dignity and protect the welfare of research participants. 

Act within the limits of professional knowledge, skills and experience and, if necessary, refer on to another professional


Members are expected to work within their scope of practice, treating and advising in areas in which they are competent, determined by their education, training and experience. When working at the edges of their experience and cross-disciplinary, Members are expected to undertake extra supervision or consultation with relevant professionals. 

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