Consultation on Standards of conduct, performance and ethics

The public consultation on our drafted new standards of conduct, performance and ethics is now closed.

The BPC, as a voluntary regulator that seeks to protect the public, has a set of standards that all Registrants must meet. Currently these standards are laid out in our Ethical Framework, comprised of the Code of Ethics and Ethical Guidelines. These were published in 2011, and the BPC is now reviewing these to ensure they continue to be fit for purpose, up-to-date and well understood by Member Institutions, registrants and the public.

We have opened a consultation to seek the views and comments of our stakeholders on the updated Standards of conduct, performance and ethics and supporting Guidance. These Standards and Guidance, once the consultation has closed and these are finalised, will replace the 2011 Ethical Framework.

The consultation opened on 28 April 2023, and closed on 9 September 2023. We are  unable to consider responses received after this date.

To respond to the consultation, you can read the following documentation (found at the bottom of this page) and complete our easy-to-use online survey:

  • Consultation on SCPE
  • Draft Standards
  • Draft Guidance

The draft Standards and draft Guidance we are consulting on have been developed by the BPC over the last 18 months and have been significantly shaped by some of our stakeholders, particularly our Board of Trustees, Screening Committee, Professional Standards Committee and Ethics Committee Working Group.

Consultation on SCPE
- (230 KB PDF)
Draft Standards for Consultation
- (319 KB PDF)
Draft Guidance for Consultation
- (169 KB PDF)


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