The Code expresses these principles in a series of recommended behaviours which set out how the ART expects its Members to behave in their delivery of their professional services.
Members of the ART are expected to report any concerns they have about the behaviour of another Member to the Secretariat of the ART.
The Behaviours that are expected from all ART Members:
When the Secretariat of the ART receives an allegation of a breach of the Code, they will make initial enquiries as to the validity of the allegation. Where it is deemed that the allegation prima facie falls within the Code, they will report the matter to the ART Ethical Standards and Conduct Committee. The Committee can call for and examine any evidence to support the allegation. Depending on the evidence, the Committee can choose to deal with the matter itself by way of recommendation as to future behaviour and additional training as appropriate.
Where the evidence warrants, the Committee can elevate the matter to a special Conduct Board comprising ART Trustees and senior ART Members. The Conduct Board will further investigate the matter. If a serious allegation is upheld, then a range of sanctions will considered, from advising on future conduct to expulsion from ART Membership. At each stage of the investigation the ART will communicate with the Member(s) concerned as to the status of the ‘allegation’ and/or ‘complaint’.