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This paper outlines the professional practice framework for all Chartered psychologists in relation to safeguarding children and young people with the aim of:
- raising the profile of safeguarding across all Society divisions and specialisms of applied psychology;
- promoting shared minimum standards for all Chartered psychologists with regard to safeguarding;
- helping to inform other professionals and the general public of the roles, responsibilities and accountability of Chartered psychologists; and
- raising awareness that all Chartered psychologists must be mindful of the needs of children in the family, irrespective of the setting in which they work (research/academic; statutory agencies; private practice), their specialism or their model of working.
This is an updated edition, published in May 2014.
It is due for mid-term review in November 2016 and for full review in May 2019.
- Professional responsibilities of Chartered Psychologists
- Historical/legal context
- Key principles underpinning work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children from working together to safeguard children
- A framework for considering the unique contribution that psychologists can make to professional responses to child protection
- Implications for the Society and the professional training and practice of psychologists