Code of Conduct

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The Code of Conduct sets the standard of conduct expected of all adult social care workers and healthcare support workers in England.

It helps workers provide high quality, safe and compassionate care and support. It outlines the behaviours and attitudes that people who use care and support should rightly expect.

Signing up to the Social Care Commitment will help enable social care workers to abide by the Code of Conduct.


The Code of Conduct is voluntary but is seen as a sign of good practice. It replaces the codes of practice previously developed by General Social Care Council (GSCC).

Find out more about signing up to the Social Care Commitment. It sets out the seven commitments you should make to meet the minimum standards required in adult social care work.


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