The Karen Kingston School of Clutter Clearing - Code of Ethics
All professional Clutter Clearing Practitioners certified by The Karen Kingston School of Clutter Clearing ("School") are required to sign and adhere to this Code of Ethics as a condition of membership of the School.
Practitioners shall act in the best interests of clients at all times to ensure the best possible outcome of any consultation.
All client details shall be kept confidential, and no information or photographs of a client, their family, their property, or their possessions shall be shared or divulged in any way without the express permission of the client.
Practitioners shall endeavour to empower clients to learn to do clutter clearing by themselves, and will not encourage dependency.
Practitioners shall teach clients decision-making skills, and will not make decisions for them.
The professional manner of practitioners towards clients shall be positive and supportive, without making any unsustainable promises about the outcome of any services they perform or advice they give.
A practitioner shall never instil fear or put pressure on clients, their family, or staff by arousing unsubstantiated anxiety, and shall take care never to exploit vulnerability, take advantage of ignorance, or abuse trust placed in them.
Practitioners shall conduct all consultations with clients in a non-judgmental and unbiased manner, and not allow their personal beliefs to prejudice interactions with regard to the lifestyle, culture, belief, race, colour, gender, sexuality, age, social status, or perceived economic worth of any client.
All fees and expenses charged to clients, cancellation charges, and terms and conditions of working together, shall be agreed in advance.
Practitioners shall provide a professional service using the primary methods of the Karen Kingston School of Clutter Clearing and will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the high standards of the training they have received.
Practitioners shall only undertake professional work that they have been trained to do and are competent to perform.
Any practitioner found to be misrepresenting themselves as having been trained by Karen Kingston to offer other services such as space clearing or feng shui that they have not been trained by her to do, or are not currently certified to do, will have their membership of the School terminated and their certification revoked.
Practitioners may not act as a spokesperson on behalf of the School without prior written consent from the School.
Practitioners recognise that inclusion in Karen Kingston's Directory of Practitioners or in advertisements of any kind on Karen Kingston's websites, newsletters or other promotional media does not constitute an endorsement or guarantee of their skills or abilities by Karen Kingston or the School.
Practitioners shall respect the copyrights, trademarks, and intellectual property of others, and refrain from any form of plagiarism. Any use of another’s copyrighted material may only be used with the express written permission of the owner or within the legal terms of fair use of copyrighted material with full accreditation to the author of the work.
Practitioners are encouraged to hold suitable public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
Continuing professional development
Practitioners are required to maintain and develop their knowledge and skills by meeting the prescribed standards of annual Continuing Professional Development programmes set by the School.
Laws & regulations
Practitioners shall comply with all existing national, state, and local laws, and all building, civil, criminal, and general business procedures applicable in all the jurisdictions in which they practice. This includes the procurement of any necessary work visas, and the declaration and payment of all applicable taxes.
Practitioners shall comply with all data protection laws in the jurisdictions in which they practice.
Practitioners shall comply with all environmental waste management regulations in the jurisdictions in which they practice, and obtain appropriate licences where necessary for the disposal of any items from a client’s property.
It is recommended that practitioners who intend to work with vulnerable clients submit themselves first for checking by safeguarding organizations in the jurisdictions in which they intend to practise.
The Karen Kingston School of Clutter Clearing is a division of Karen Kingston International Pty Ltd
Registered Office: Level 2, 5 Davidson Terrace, Joondalup, WA 6027, Australia
ABN: 98 615 613 155