The Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) are looking for 12 educational psychologists with the expertise to form an implementation group which will have as its core function the aim to promote anti-racism and inclusion within the profession, encapsulated in an action plan that will be developed, reviewed and reported upon by its members to the DECP committee. The plan will focus on previous work undertaken by the DECP committee, including the 2006 DECP Anti-racism paper and will sit alongside new actions and priorities that fit in with the British Psychological Society's Presidential Task Force on Diversity & Inclusion.
The group will comprise current and in-training educational psychologists at main grade and senior levels, together with representatives from the Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP), National Association of Principal Educational Psychologists (NAPEP), university programmes and interest groups whose purpose and objectives are directly relevant to the work of the implementation group.
The work of the implementation group will feed into the DECP strategic plan and include:
promotion of a diverse educational psychology workforce, from applications for doctoral training courses to representation in senior positions within the profession
advising on the most effective ways of monitoring equity, diversity and inclusion across the profession
promoting practice that helps our members to challenge unequal or racist practice in the community we serve
Educational psychologists who want to get involved will need to submit a statement of interest. This must include a statement of up to 500-words on their knowledge and experience, along with examples of relevant research or practice.
Division of Educational and Child Psychology: EDI Implementation Group Terms of Reference (last updated November 2020)
The application window to join the working group has now closed, further information about the group will be posted soon.
For enquiries please contact [email protected] quoting 'DECP Implementation Group'.