Frequently Asked Questions
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The National Centre for Guidance in Education is an agency of the Irish Department of Education and Skills and was set up in 1995. Its mission is to develop and support quality guidance provision in the education sector as part of lifelong learning in accordance with national and international best practice
NCGE does not have a code of ethics though each staff member of NCGE who is engaged in the delivery of guidance is encouraged to become a member of a professional organisation. The Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC) is one such professional body which currently represents over 1200 practitioners. The IGC Code of Ethics covers principles concerning competence, conduct, confidentiality, consent and research.
Also of interest to guidance counsellors is the Code of the Psychological Society of Ireland which is based on four principles (respect for the rights and dignity of the person, competence, responsibility, and integrity). The City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee (CDVEC, 1999) has published useful ethical guidelines for guidance counsellors and psychologists working under its remit.
In 2008, NCGE published a code of ethics for individuals carrying out research on behalf of NCGE. Read full report
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