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Ethical Trading: Guidelines for practice for educational psychologists (2nd edn)

The first edition of these guidelines was produced in response to the rapidly changing pattern of service delivery for educational psychology services (EPSs). Until this time the vast majority of educational psychologists (EPs) were employed by local authorities to deliver psychological services to all children and young people within a geographical area.

17 January 2018

The first edition of these guidelines was produced in response to the rapidly changing pattern of service delivery for educational psychology services (EPSs). Until this time the vast majority of educational psychologists (EPs) were employed by local authorities (LAs) to deliver psychological services to all children and young people within a geographical area as part of the LAs’ centrally retained services. In most cases the main commissioners were the local authority (LA) and LA schools. The first Ethical Trading Working Group was convened by the Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) committee in response to concerns within the EP profession and a need for clarification and guidance for professional practice. The group decided to revise the first edition of Ethical Trading: Guidelines for Practice for Educational Psychologists, which was read and commented on by a wide group including commissioners, headteachers and parents.

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