The iacat Constitution, Code of Ethics, GDPR and other relevant documents and links.
Our association is governed by a constitution ratified at the 1993 AGM. The constitution was recently updated and approved by members at AGM in 2019. This is a living document and is reviewed in accordance with current policies.
Constitution Oct 2020
iacat accredited members are bound by a code of ethics which they sign up to on accreditation and annual renewal. This is a living document and is reviewed in accordance with current policies. The code was recently updated at the 2020 AGM and is under going a review Oct-Dec 2020.
Oct 2020 - Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics
As professionals we are all bound by certain Acts in Irish and European Law such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2106/679. This is a regulation on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union.
The iacat GDPR policy is curently being updated.
As creative arts therapists we also bound by other Acts such as The Children First Act 2015. Download
Society has a duty of care towards children and everyone should be alert to the possibility that children with whom they are in contact may be being abused or be at risk of abuse. As creative arts therapists we are mandated to report and have a legal obligation to do this.
The National Office for Suicide Prevention has recently published “Responding to a person in suicidal distress - a guidance document”.
Developed by the Connecting for Life Policy and Protocols Cross Sectoral Working Group, Responding to a person in suicidal distress - a guidance document aims to support staff and volunteers working in public-facing roles to interact with people who present or contact the service in distress or at risk of suicide and self-harm. Download