The iacat Constitution, Code of Ethics, GDPR and other relevant documents and links.
Our association is governed by a constitution ratified at the 1993 AGM. The constitution was recently updated and approved by members at AGM in 2019. This is a living document and is reviewed in accordance with current policies.
iacat accredited members are bound by a code of ethics which they sign up to on accreditation and annual renewal. This is a living document and is reviewed in accordance with current policies. The code was recently updated and is waiting approval by members at the 2020 AGM.
As professionals we are all bound by certain Acts in Irish and European Law such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2106/679. This is a regulation on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union.
As creative arts therapists we also bound by other Acts such as The Children First Act 2015. Download
Society has a duty of care towards children and everyone should be alert to the possibility that children with whom they are in contact may be being abused or be at risk of abuse. As creative arts therapists we are mandated to report and have a legal obligation to do this.