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Guidance on the use of Psychologists as Expert Witnesses in the Family Courts in England and Wales (Standards, Competencies, and Expectations - Jan 2016)

25 November 2016

The attached document, a joint effort by the Family Justice Council and the British Psychological Society, provides a set of guidelines for how to instruct expert witnesses in family proceedings.

This particular pdf is designed to serve as a companion to the Psychologists as expert witnesses: Guidelines and procedure (BPS, 2015) document by focussing specifically on the role of psychologists in family proceedings.

In order to do so the document outlines the relevant regulations and code of conduct to which members are expected to comply, as well as defining issues related to competences, and the court's expectations in relation to psychologists acting as expert witnesses in this particular setting.

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