To guide staff about standards of behaviour required by the Department of Communities (Communities) and provide a basis on which to promote ethical standards of practice.
Specific codes of ethics and conduct affecting Communities staff include:
(To access, click on the links above or in related resources).
Communities has procedures in place relating to staff management, health and safety. Refer to the Administration Manual for detailed procedures.
Communities's staff are not permitted to carry out research into their own information, their family history or peruse documents on behalf of a family member. Staff should be aware that access to electronic files is auditable.
A staff member who may also qualify as a current or former client can only access their information in the same manner as any other client. For detailed information refer to Chapter 4.1: Client requests: Access to records and electronic recording.