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Is a 'simple' baseline test for four-year-olds about to bring the fight over primary assessment to a head?

From ACP on 14th April, 2018

The ACP, as part of the More Than A Score coalition, features in a Tes report on baseline assessments of four-year-olds. Our concerns are about growing stress levels for schoolchildren and... More

ACP Chief Executive speaks at the Unite Lobby of Parliament

From ACP on 21st March, 2018

 Chief Executive of the ACP, Dr Nick Waggett, Speaks on behalf of child psychotherapists at a lobby of parliament organised by Unite in support of applied psychologists working in the NHS.... More

ACP Responds to the Department of Health's Consultation Paper: Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation

From ACP on 14th March, 2018

The ACP has submitted a response to the Department of Health's Consultation Paper, Promoting Professionalism, Reforming Regulation, welcoming the Department's intention to simplify the... More

The Shadow health secretary shares the ACP's concerns about the green paper

From ACP on 8th March, 2018

Shadow health secretary, Jon Ashworth, has written in the Leicester Mercury, sharing the ACP's concerns about the government's green paper on children and young people's mental health.... More

ACP responds to the Guardian report on failings and preventable deaths across mental health services

From ACP on 7th March, 2018

The ACP's Chief Executive, Nick Waggett, responds in a letter to the Guardian about its recent investigation into mental health services. See the letter and report here.

Government missing an opportunity to improve children's mental health services

From Leicester mercury on 7th March, 2018

Shadow Health Secretary, Jon Ashworth, shares the ACP's concerns over the government's green paper on children and young people's mental health

Caring for a suicidal loved one

From Guardian on 7th March, 2018

ACP Chief Executive, Nick Waggett, responds in a letter to a report cataloguing failings across mental health services

ACP member writes in defence of psychoanalysis

From on 2nd March, 2018

The article ‘France is 50 years behind’ appeared recently in the Guardian and describes the distress of parents whose children were denied an autism diagnosis and specialised... More

The ACP writes to the Secretary of State for Health and Social care and the Secretary of State for Education in response to the Transforming Children and Young People's Mental Health Provision green Paper

From ACP on 28th February, 2018

The ACP has written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social care and the Secretary of State for Education directly in response to the Transforming Children and Young People's Mental... More

The ACP writes to MPs about Treat Them Right

From ACP on 28th February, 2018

On the 20 February 2018, the ACP wrote to all Members of Parliament on behalf of all our members to inform them of the launch of the campaign, Treat Them Right. Treat Them Right calls... More

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