Every HBOCR registrant, irrespective of grade of, should be concerned with the maintenance of good practice within the profession. All registrants must commit themselves to adhere to this Code of Professional Conduct which sets out the standards of professional behaviour.
If you wish to make an allegation(s) about someone who hasn’t adhered to this Code, please read the information below and then phone 020 8906 6893 or email admin@HBOCR.co.uk for more information on how to do so, including the form that must be completed should you wish to take your allegation(s) forward.
The Code of Professional Conduct sets standards for HBOCR as individual professionals so does not apply to the following:
We do not usually consider allegation(s) that relate to events that took place more than 12 months ago. This is because the longer ago events happened, the harder it is for people to remember events accurately. However, each case is looked at individually and allegations older than 12 months old may be considered if there are good reasons for the delay.
Allegation(s) that fall within the Code are investigated by a Panel of HBOCR registrants who make a decision on whether there is evidence to show that a Person appears to have demonstrated conduct that is in breach of the Code. The Person, Complainant and Witnesses may all be contacted by the Panel to ask for more information or evidence during this time.
If as a result an allegation(s) is taken forward into a Conduct Hearing, the HBOCR will communicate with the Registrant at each stage with further information as to the process and what may result. Conduct Panels have powers to dismiss a case or uphold a case in full or in part. If a case is upheld, then a range of sanctions are considered, from advising on future conduct to expulsion from Official Register.
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On completion of your registration you will be joining the HBOCR as part of an ongoing membership. The minimum term of registration is 12 months and registration will run in 12 month intervals thereafter.
The current cost of registration is indicated on your payment form.
Access to the registration area of our website will be accessible from any device with an adequate internet connection however you should note that rich content such as video and audio will be optimised when using a WiFi connection.
The HBOCR reserves the right to change or cancel individual registratnt benefits where feedback suggests they are not being used or other benefits would be preferred by members. We will ensure that you will be notified of any changes to the membership offer prior to it changing.
Membership cancellations received within 14 days of registration may be eligible to receive a full refund less a £4 service fee.
Cancellations received after the stated deadline but before the 12 month period has expired will not be eligible for a refund unless there are exceptional mitigating circumstances.
Cancellations prior to the 14 day deadline will be accepted by email, telephone or mail and should be directed to ‘Registration Services’. Exceptional circumstances after the deadline should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you pay by direct debit you must notify us 10 days before your renewal date if you wish to cancel. If you pay annually by card or cheque, you will have the opportunity to cancel when we send out your payment reminder.
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Standards that are set out that HBOCR registrants must:
Your responsibility as an ongoing OBCR registrant, will ensure that you have always been responsible for meeting agreed beauty industry standards of conduct and professional ethics. You are also responsible for making sure that your uploaded CPD profile meets our audit procedures.
Responsible employers will always encourage the development of their staff at all levels. Employers benefit a great deal from supporting their staffs CPD knowing that a team member who has chosen to register their own CPD activities is contributing in maintaining robust quality standards in their sector, hence maintaining high standards within their business. As with all FE Beauty personal a CPD record is audited as part of any external verification or quality check, this quality system has now been embraced by most employers who recognise the value of quality management in the work place. All staff members CPD monitoring and a registration on HBOCR is a managed, audited and easily accessible online.
Most professional employers would always reimburse HBOCR administration fees as encouraging their staff to take a more professional assessment of their CPD also highly benefits the employer.
Registrants will fill in their personal CPD content on their HBOCR profiles honestly and accurately. There is not usually any link between CPD and the fitness to practise procedures, it is not a “trade test”. If after an audit a registrant provides a false or misleading information on their online CPD profile or any discrepancies or irregularities are discovered. This could lead to them being struck off the Register.
Someone who is struck off our Register cannot apply to be registered again for five years, and will be reported to necessary governing bodies and sector related authorities. If you are chosen for audit, we will write to you asking
you to submit evidence that support your registered CPD profile. Minimum standards of CPD a HBOCR registrant must achieve:
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