This part of the Good Practice Toolkit covers the Compliance section of the Code. The Code of Conduct is voluntary and compliance is primarily self-assessed, with ACFID and the Code of Conduct Committee conducting assurance on some aspects of the Code. The Code should be considered as one of a range of requirements that any signatory organisation must comply with - including the law, and any other external standards committed to by the organisation. The complaints handling process is essential to the external credibility of any self-regulatory code of practice. The Code of Conduct Committee is the independent body charged with overseeing the Code.