A “consulting contract” (or a “consulting contract”) is a reciprocal agreement between the advisor and the client presenting the structure of the therapeutic alliance of work. Videos, FAQs and resources to help members work with this section of the Ethical Framework If you are working with children, youth or vulnerable adults for whom informed consent can be requested by a parent, primary caregiver or relevant third party, be sure to add a section to the contract where you can record names. Signatures and dates for such consent. For more information on cooperation with these customers, please see the NCS Security Policy. 33. We will define and maintain adequate professional and personal boundaries in our dealings with our customers by ensuring that:a. these limits are compatible with the cooperative objectives and are beneficial to the customer. All double or multiple relationships are avoided if the risk of damage to the customer outweighs the benefits to the customer. Care should be taken to separate and distinguish our personal and professional presence on social networks, when this could lead to harmful double relationships with customers.
The effects of double or multiple relationships are regularly reviewed within the surveillance and, where appropriate, discussed with clients. They can also be discussed with colleagues or managers in order to improve the integrity of the work done. 37. We will avoid continuing or pursuing relationships with former clients that could harm the client or impair the usefulness of the therapeutic work performed. We are aware that conflicts of interest and issues of power or dependency may persist even after the formal end of our employment relationship with a client, caregiver or apprentice. Therefore:a. We will exercise caution before entering into personal or business relationships with former customers. We avoid sexual or intimate relations with former clients or their loved ones. Exceptionally, such a relationship is allowed only after careful consideration in supervision and, as far as possible, after interviews with experienced colleagues or other persons concerned about the integrity of the consulting professions, if: 31. We will carefully examine how we reach an agreement with customers and conclude contracts with them on the conditions under which our services are provided. This will be ensured: a. to conclude an agreement or contract that takes into account, as far as possible, the expressed needs and decisions of each customer.
Communicate the terms of the agreement or contract in a way that is easily understood by the customer and that corresponds to their context. clearly indicate how a customer`s confidentiality and privacy are protected and under what circumstances confidential or private information is passed on to others. provide a record or easy access to a record of what has been agreed, e. the recording of what has been agreed and any modification or clarification in case of occurrence. Ensure possible contractual incompatibilities between agreements with our customers and other contractual agreements that apply to the work performed and proactively attempt to avoid them as far as possible or to immediately notify those with the power or responsibility to resolve such contradictions.. . .