Ethics Statement

Ethics Statement & Accountability Process

 

If you have enquiries regarding any of the points below in our ethics statement, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’d be happy to discuss and issues and clarify any practicalities.

Email us here
welcome@loveandloss.co.uk


  • Service
  • We are in service to the group in our workshops

 

  • Consent and autonomy
  • Every practice, tool or exercise we offer is optional
  • We seek the group’s conscious agreement to the process and their participation
  • We aim not to impose anything that risks the welfare and dignity of the participants or their freedom of choice
  • We welcome self-care in relation to participant responses, boundaries and physical needs
  • We request that participants commit to finding appropriate sources of support as needed before and after a workshop
  • We recognise that things will land differently in people because of their nervous  system responses and life experience
  • We value compassion for and acceptance of where people are in their journey with grief

 

  • Process, methods and tools
  • We use processes, practices and tools responsibly
  • We avoid using processes, methods or tools with which we are insufficiently skilled, or which are poorly matched to the needs of the group. 
  • We are facilitators not therapists
  • We honour and respect our mentors and teachers, who have kindly passed down the approaches to grief that we employ

 

  • Respect, safety and trust
  • We strive to engender an environment of respect and safety for people to work with their grief
  • We expect participants to treat other members of the group with respect, including understanding that we may hold different views and perspectives
  • We invite pre-workshop communication with participants around how the work might or might not meet their needs 
  • We adopt a duty of care to follow up on concerns we may have about a person’s safety
  • We commit to signposting participants to sources of support after workshops
  • We aim to deal with enquiries and ticketing issues promptly
  • We expect that participants respect the location of in-person events

 

  • Confidentiality
  • We do not communicate on the individual experiences, behaviours or opinions from the group work without consent, outside of co-facilitators and supervisors
  • We expect participants to respect the privacy of other people’s identifying information and stories

 

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • We welcome people over 18 of all racial, gender, sexuality, relationship, disability, faith and class
  • We aim to keep the price of the low-cost tickets as affordable as possible
  • We do not wish to exclude anyone on the basis of cost
  • We can provide a free place for a sign language interpreter, but are unable to cover their fee

 

  • Accountability
  • We are human, with the potential to make mistakes and we have blind spots
  • We are committed to continually learning and evolving our understanding and practice
  • We welcome anonymous specific feedback in the link to the form, which we send after a workshop
  • If something has stretched you from a workshop, please email us so we can provide support where appropriate
  • If you are concerned about something that has happened in one of our workshops, please contact us in the first instance. 
    • Sarah Pletts is supervised by Bruce Currie HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)