DSP Code of Ethics

  • PERSON CENTERED SUPPORTS: As a DSP, my first allegiance is to the person I support; all other activities and functions I perform flow from this allegiance.
  • PROMOTING PHYSICAL and EMOTIONAL WELL BEING: As a DSP, I am responsible for supporting the emotional, physical and personal well-being of the individuals receiving support while being attentive and energetic in reducing their risk of harm.
  • INTEGRITY and RESPONSIBILITY: As a DSP, I will support the mission and vitality of my profession to assist people in leading self-directed lives and to foster a spirit of partnership with the people I support, other professionals and the community.
  • CONFIDENTIALITY: As a DSP, I will safeguard and respect the confidentiality and privacy of the people I support.
  • JUSTICE, FAIRNESS, and EQUITY: AS a DSP, I will promote and practice justice, fairness, and equity for the people I support and the community as a whole. I will affirm the human and civil rights and responsibilities of the people I support.
  • RESPECT: As a DSP, I will respect the human dignity and uniqueness of the people I support. I will recognize each person I support as valuable and help others understand their value.
  • RELATIONSHIPS: As a DSP, I will assist the people I support to develop and maintain relationships.
  • SELF-DETERMINATION: As a DSP, I will assist the people I support to direct the course of their own lives.
  • ADVOCACY: As a DSP, I will advocate with the people I support for justice, inclusion, and full community participation.
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