The ACP is committed to promoting and upholding the highest standards of child and adolescent psychotherapy in the NHS, community and independent practice settings. It does this through:
- Maintaining and monitoring ACP accredited trainings and the continuous professional development of our members.
- Protecting the public from misconduct and unethical behaviour by its members in clinical practice. It implements this by providing an Ethical Practice Group, which is a sub-group of the Professional Standards Committee and has responsibility for overseeing the code of professional conduct and ethics and managing complaints. The Ethical Practice Group has a balanced number of lay members and child psychotherapists.
- Working in partnership with the public, government, service commissioners and providers to increase access to child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy for infants, children, young people and families.
- Supporting our members in their working lives, promoting the scientific life and community of the profession, and ensuring the ACP is run by and for its members.