The purpose of the Division of Educational and Child Psychology is to promote the professional interests of educational and child psychologists and to develop psychology both as a profession and as a body of knowledge and skills.
Ethical Trading: Guidelines for practice for educational psychologists (2nd edition)Show content
This guidance offers a framework to support the thinking and decision making around ethical practice. It does not offer answers to ethical dilemmas but proposes some ways of approaching them. It is purely concerned with the ethics of delivering purchased services by EPs to a range of commissioners, such as academies, individuals and training courses.
Our focus is on safeguarding the interests of the client and promoting ethical behaviour, attitudes and judgements on the part of EPs in order to uphold the highest standards of professionalism.
This guidance is not concerned with the ethics or law relating to employment practice, although we could expect PEPs and other managers to have regard to wider ethical issues relating to the wellbeing and career development of employees.
Guide for commissioners of educational psychology servicesShow content
Educational psychology services are now offered by a wide range of organisations, for example local authorities, private companies and by sole traders. There are also an increasing number of commissioners. While it is still mostly schools commissioning services, others may also choose to purchase the services of an educational psychologist (EP), e.g. health, social care and other professionals, and parents or carers. This is a guide for all commissioners of educational psychology services. It is intended to provide information that will make it easier for commissioners to choose the right service and get the best out of the service they have chosen.
Other guidelinesShow content
- Clarifying and developing the role of the EP in relation to all aspects of Parent and Carer Partnership, Advocacy and Training
- Delivering Psychological Therapies in Schools and Communities
- Dyslexia, Literacy and Psychological Assessment
- Position Paper: Educational Psychology Assessment in Scotland (2014)
- Promoting Racial Equality within Educational Psychology Services: A report from the DECP Working Party on Anti-Racism
- Quality Standards for Educational Psychology Services
- Report of the Working Group on Educational Psychology Service Practice with Looked After Children