Last month we highlighted Principle D, which deals with providing a good standard of practice and care. This month we are reviewing Principle E, which focuses on protecting clients and colleagues from risk of harm.
Principle E: You must protect clients and colleagues from risk of harm
There are eight parts to Principle E. Parts E1 to E3 covers complaints, raising concerns and your behaviour. Parts E4 to E6 covers your own health, health & safety concerns and infection control. And finally, parts E7 and E8 cover safeguarding and professional indemnity insurance. Each part of Principle E is listed below:
- E1 – Managing complaints
- E2 – Raising concerns
- E3 – Professional behaviour
- E4 – Your own health and safety
- E5 – Health and safety
- E6 – Controlling infection
- E7 – Safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults
- E8 – Professional indemnity insurance
The Code of Conduct clearly defines each part including guidance for each principle and links to useful information about dealing with complaints, health and safety at work, infection prevention and control and safeguarding. Even if you feel very familiar with The Code, we recommend you review it regularly.
You can find The Code on our website here: https://www.cnhc.org.uk/code-conductregistrants.
To request a printed copy of The Code, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3668 0406.