Practice guidelines & policy documents

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Please note: All documents below are PDF.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Guidance for Chartered Psychologists Working with Children and Young People 

In review.  Contact Policy Team.

Child Protection Position Paper (2nd edition)

Description: Safeguarding children and young people from abuse, harm and neglect – the responsibilities of Chartered Psychologists.
Author: Professional Practice Board
Publication date: 2014
Size: 180KB; 23 pages
Cost: FREE

Psychology Concise Guide for Stroke Description: This concise guide contains selected recommendations from the National Clinical Guideline for Stroke, 3rd Edition.
Author: Royal College of Physicians
Publication date: 2008
Size: 59KB; 4 pages
Cost: FREE
Database of Disaster Resources 

Description: Helps psychologists gain access to relevant resources in their work with those psychologically affected by disasters and other major incidents.
Author: Disasters, Crisis and Trauma Working Party
Publication date: 2015
Size: 28 pages
Cost: FREE

Guidelines and Literature Review for Psychologists Working Therapeutically with Sexual and Gender Minority Clients

Description: Guidance for applied psychologists in their work with sexual and gender minority clients.
Author: Professional Practice Board
Publication date: 2012
Size: 362KB; 100 pages
Cost: FREE to members and concessions. £4.80 to non members.

Guidelines on the use of Electronic Health Records

Description: The guidance discusses the professional, ethical and legal responsibilities of members contributing to electronic health records which are being implemented in the NHS and other organisations. 
Author: Professional Practice Board
Publication date: 2011
Size: 175kb; 12 pages
Cost: FREE

Obesity in the UK: A psychological perspective

Description: Good practice guidelines related to physical activity, weight-loss surgery, pharmological interventions, applied psychology and obesity management and psychological interventions.
Author: Professional Practice Board
Publication date: 2011
Size: 489.6KB; 84 pages

For the NICE guidelines visit National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence.