Ethics & standards

Ethics is central to everything we do whether in research or practice.

The Society provides helpful guidelines for researchers, teachers and practitioners. This includes the Code of Ethics and Conduct (2009), the Code of Human Research Ethics (2014) plus other policy documents and guidelines.

Our Press Centre offers ethical guidance to journalists and television production companies through the Media Ethics Group.

Frequently asked ethics questions

We have developed the following helpful responses to ethical queries received from members.