[PDF] Safeguarding children and young people: Every psychologist's responsibility

British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Publication date:
01 June 2018


This document provides a model for psychologists to aid thinking and decision-making around the complexities of safeguarding children.  It outlines systems and factors which can affect a child, and guides psychologists in the best practice of how to consider these, make decisions and safeguard children.

This document is intended to:

  • Guide safeguarding best practice for psychologists
  • Help psychologists to think about thinking and decision-making
  • Be a professional resource for all psychologists throughout their careers
  • Be psychologically informed
  • Be reflective of the shift from child protection to thinking about safeguarding ALL children