Date published: 7th October

Published by: Office of the independant adjudicator

We have now published the new section of the Good Practice Framework: Fitness to practise. This follows the consultation which ran from June to August 2019. We are grateful to the Good Practice Framework Steering Group for their helpful input and advice, and to all those who responded so constructively to the consultation. The final version incorporates many of the very helpful suggestions we received.

The section gives good practice guidance for providers in designing fitness to practise procedures and in handling individual cases. It is intended to help providers treat their students fairly, not to provide answers to what are often complex questions that involve professional judgment.

The guidance will inform the way that we consider complaints relating to fitness to practise matters from the 2020/21 academic year.

Alongside the new section, we have also published some fitness to practise case summaries on our website.

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