Code of Ethics
Direct support work with people is based on the principle of interdependence. Interdependence means both parties will cooperate and interact with one and other. This gives the person being supported control and a say about their services, while also protecting the most vulnerable from harm. The code also gives our staff direction to empower people to be heard, have a good life, be included, insist on maximum independence, advocate for themselves, and to take their place as contributing members of the community.
Six Key Ethics
1. Respect for the individual story
2. Achieving and maintaining wellbeing in an holistic sense
3. Upholding trust, confidence and integrity
4. Justice, Fairness and Equity
5. Commitment to appropriate and respectful communication
Below is an outline of our six key ethics and a description of what action SILC will take to make sure people are supported in such a way that these are followed.
SILC will listen to and respect the personal story of each individual accessing services, so they are in control of their life path through the “Plan for Supporting my Life”
Help each person accessing services to value their unique identity and achieve personal wellbeing
SILC will work at all times towards partnerships with those people who are most vulnerable in society while maintaining trust, confidence and integrity.
SILC will promote and practice justice for the people accessing services and the community as a whole.
SILC will communicate with and listen to people accessing services in a respectful way.
SILC will safeguard and respect the confidentiality of the people accessing services.
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