ACP Statement on Diversity

The ACP aims to raise, maintain and regulate professional standards in relation to child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the UK, in order to ensure that the public are protected and to support ACP members to achieve and maintain the highest standards of professional practice.  

The ACP opposes discrimination of any kind. Our intention is to promote a profession that reflects the communities we serve, and that engages with the social as well as psychological worlds that we and our patients live in. We aim to be a profession that people of all backgrounds see as for them, feel at home in and can contribute to.  

The ACP is therefore committed to addressing all forms of prejudice and discrimination in the institutions and practices of the profession. This includes, but is not limited to, any discrimination on the basis of race, gender, ethnic origin, religious belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic status. As the professional body and accredited register for child and adolescent psychotherapy in the UK we will set training standards and a framework to support our members to address issues of difference within themselves, in their workplaces and in their work with children, young people and families. 

Agreed by the Board in November 2021