General Behaviour

Demonstrate respect and you can expect it in return

We expect you to act at all times with respect, which demonstrates consideration for yourself and others, and for the learning environment. In return, you can expect to be treated at all times with respect and consideration from others.

If your actions bring you into disrepute in any way an enquiry will be made in accordance with LC&CTA’s Disciplinary Procedure.

If you have a grievance or complaint then you may progress this under LC&CTA’s Complaints Procedure.

On rare occasions it may be necessary for LC&CTA to take disciplinary action against a student because of gross misconduct. Gross misconduct constitutes any of the following behaviours:

  • Endangering self or others
  • Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol when on LC&CTA’s premises
  • Causing undue distress to other students or associates
  • Acting in an unruly or threatening manner to students or associates
  • Acting in a manner which brings LC&CTA or the counselling profession into disrepute
  • Excessive lateness or absenteeism
  • Knowingly participating in Plagiarism or Academic Misconduct
  • Stealing LC&CTA or another’s property

Disciplinary Procedure

  • We may request in writing that you attend a meeting of a disciplinary nature to which you can bring a support person of your choice.
  • Your behaviour/the events will be recorded and explored by the Co-Directors of LC&CTA
  • You will have the opportunity to put your views forward
  • Every effort will be taken to interview all concerned in the event or situation
  • The process will be transparent and you will be kept informed at every stage
  • The process will be confidential

Disciplinary Procedure Stages

  1. A record will be made.
  2. Nicky Smiles will interview all concerned.
  3. When necessary, matters will be discussed with the members of our Independent Complaints Board.
  4. A decision will be made on the course of action LC&CTA should take.
  5. You will be informed of the outcome of procedures.
  6. You will have the opportunity to appeal to the Independent Complaints Board.
  7. The agreed action (4) will be implemented, amended and/or put into force.

We welcome all enquiries

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