Our Commitment

Our Commitment

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.