Better Blokes has adopted the Male Survivors Aotearoa “Code of Ethics”.
The Code has three ‘core elements’ that reflect the broader working environmentand the responsibilities of all practitioners and advisors:
Practitioners and advisors carry personal responsibility and accountability for their own ethical practice, and for maintaining competence by continual learning. It is expected that the practitioners and advisors maintaina high level of ethical understanding and practice such that the ability to provide survivor support services is not compromised or brought into disrepute.
practitioners and advisors are expected at all times to promote an environment in which the human rights, values, customs and spiritual beliefs of the male survivor
2. Responding to survivors
The primary professional responsibility is to male survivors who seek the support services provided by MSA member organisations. In providing these services, practitioners and advisors are expected at all times to promote an environment in which the human rights, values, customs and spiritual beliefs of the male survivor, his family and his community are respected and upheld.
3. Professional practice
Practitioner and advisors assume a major role indetermining and implementing acceptable standards of ethical practice, management, research and education. It is expected that practitioners and advisors are active in developing support services that reflect a core of research-based professional knowledgeand that they participate in creating and maintaining equitable social and economic working conditions within their organisations.