Code of Professional Conduct
This Code applies to members of the IoDSA, as defined, by virtue of their membership to the IoDSA, and breaches of the Code will be managed in accordance with the IoDSA's Disciplinary Regulations as determined by the IoDSA Board from time to time.
The Code comprises:
The Code defines six ethical principles providing members with guidance for values-based decision making and conduct. These ethical principles are an important reference point for members and should form the basis for the ethical and effective performance of their day to day conduct within the execution of their roles and responsibilities.
In accordance with established and trusted global governance standards, the Code provides conduct principles to inform members' performance of their role in three key areas. These principles embody the responsibilities and obligations that members commit to:
- towards their organisation(s)
- towards the profession and
- towards the IoDSA.
In interpreting the Code, both the ethical and conduct principles must be applied to advance and promote the spirit and the letter of the Code.
To download the Code, click on the link in the document library below.
Member complaints and discipline
The former complaints procedure is replaced by the IoDSA Disciplinary Regulations, which can also be downloaded from the document library below. These regulations contain the procedures for laying a complaint against a member, as well as how the IoDSA will investigate and respond to these complaints.