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Ethical Framework - Maintaining Competent Practice


All practitioners are required to have regular and ongoing formal supervision/consultative support for their work in accordance with professional requirements. Managers, researchers and providers of therapeutic play skills are strongly encouraged to review their need for professional and personal support and to obtain appropriate services for themselves. See also Clinical Supervision.

Clinical Governance

Regularly monitoring and reviewing one's work is essential to maintaining good practice. It is important to be open to, and conscientious in considering, feedback from colleagues, appraisals and assessments. Responding constructively to feedback helps to advance practice. Wherever practical a system or procedures using appropriate outcome measures should be used. See also Clinical Governance.


A commitment to good practice requires practitioners to keep up to date with the latest knowledge and respond to changing circumstances. They should consider carefully their own need for continuing professional development (CPD) and engage in appropriate educational activities. See also CPD page.

Legal Requirements

Practitioners should be aware of and understand any legal requirements concerning their work, consider these conscientiously and be legally accountable for their practice.

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