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Good character: a common approach

19 Feb 2016 | Professional Standards Authority
  • Policy Advice

December 2008 advice to the Secretary of State

This report proposes a standard definition and approach to good character across the regulatory bodies, based on common criteria. The purpose of ‘good character’ assessments is to establish whether someone would practise safely and effectively if registered. Our common approach emphasises public protection, public confidence, acting in accordance with professional standards, and honesty and trustworthiness.