Ethical Trading: Guidelines and issues for Educational Psychology Services offering traded services

This workshop will consider issues that members are experiencing  as Educational Psychology services are increasingly being traded. 

Provisional timetable
09:30 Registration/tea and coffee 
10:00 Workshop starts
12:30-13:00 Lunch
16:30 Workshop ends


These will include potential dilemmas and possible solutions in relation to trainees, marketing of services, ensuring competency and access to supervision and CPD and data sharing. 

The Division of Educational and Child Psychology will have published Guidelines to support Educational Psychology Services (early 2013) wishing to offer traded services in line with the BPS Code of Ethics. 
Target audience

Educational Psychologists

Learning outcomes and objectives

Participants will

  • Develop their understanding of the different areas where ethical dilemmas may occur  when trading services
  • Develop their awareness of the DECP Guidelines and how to use these to guide practice
  • Have a chance to reflect on the experience of their own services in relation to ethical trading
  • Develop an action plan to address issues in their own services regarding traded services.

Facilitator: Jane Marriott CPsychol AFBPsS

Jane Marriott is Principal Educational Psychologist of Medway Educational, Child and Community Psychology Service. She has been a member of the DECP Committee for a number of years and has been lead organiser of the Annual Conference for 5 years. She is currently lead for CPD within the DECP, which is developing a range of day courses for Educational Psychologists and other professionals.  She is also currently joint lead, with Dr Julia Hardy, of a DECP working group on ethical trading within Educational and Child Psychology.

Co-Facilitator: Dr Julia Hardy CPsychol

Dr Julia Hardy is Principal Educational Psychologist of Kingston Educational Psychology Service.  She is also Honorary Secretary of the DECP and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Principal Educational Psychologists. She is jointly leading, with Jane Marriott, the DECP working group on Ethical Trading.

Booking information


  • Non-Society members: £138 (£115 + VAT)
  • Society members: £104 (£86.67 + VAT)
  • DECP members: £78 (£65 +VAT)
  • Concessions: £54 (£45 + VAT)

from 14 January 2013:

  • Non-Society members: £138 (£115 + VAT)
  • Society members: £104 (£86.67 + VAT)
  • DECP members: £90 (£75 +VAT)
  • Concessions: £62.50 (£52.08 + VAT)   

Persons eligible for concessionary rates are student members of the Society, graduate members registered under Rule 15.ii (studying in the UK and not subject to income tax), Rule 21 (retired) members, and members who are unemployed. For evidence of unemployment, we will require a copy of your job seekers allowance book.

How to book:

Registration closes at 12:00 on 3 May 2013. 

Tue, 07/05/2013 (All day)
Contact Information: 

BPS Learning Centre

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 9925

Division of Educational Psychology & BPS Learning Centre