This session is aimed at a specialist audience: trainee and practising counsellors. It provides an overview of the role of the BACP Ethical Framework in underpinning effective and accountable counselling with children and young people. The session explores what is meant by the term 'ethics' and looks at a range of different approaches to resolving difficult issues about what is right or wrong. It examines the contribution made to ethical practice by the BACP Ethical Framework, and the ways in which this approach needs to be adapted to meet the needs of counsellors working with children and young people. The session then builds on this to identify some of the main factors which counsellors will need to bear in mind when making difficult decisions, and sources of professional help.