Faculty for the Psychological Health of Children

Our Vision

Our vision is to:

  • Champion the emotional and psychological wellbeing of children and young people
  • Be a leading voice for all those professionally concerned with the mental, psychological and emotional wellbeing of children and young people
  • Be the professional body of choice for psychotherapy and counselling professionals working with children and young people
  • uphold the highest standards  of professional practice within the field
  • Be a centre of excellence for the gathering and dissemination of knowledge and research relating to work with children and young people
  • Be a passionate and value led organisation

Our Mission

Our mission is to uphold the highest quality of psychological and emotional support for children and young people. We will do this through:

  • Advocacy - speaking out to broaden understanding of the diverse and complex emotional and psychological needs of children and young people and to uphold their right of access to appropriate & effective services
  • Knowledge - maintaining a forum for the exchange of ideas and the commissioning and publishing of research
  • Support - offering inclusivity of membership to a range of professionals and interest groups  
  • Standards - safeguarding standards of excellence in training and service delivery at all levels of professional practice within the field
  • Values - remaining committed to our stated values and principles
  • Stewardship - accepting a shared responsibility for the care of children and young people - past, present and future

Our Values

We seek to uphold and demonstrate these values in all that we do:

  • Compassion - for children and their communities of care
  • Respect - for the dignity and diversity of all
  • Integrity
  • Openness and transparency
  • Courage - to stand for the rights of the child
  • Hope
  • Inclusivity and Partnership

Standards and policies

The Faculty also has a role in assessing trainings. The UKCP standards for child psychotherapy trainings, and policies regarding the practice of child psychotherapy are outlined in a series of documents

Our website

Visit our faculty website at www.childrensfaculty.org.uk

Committee membership

Jill McWilliam, CPJA

Vice Chair
Shaun Goodwin, HIP College

Adele Pile, College of Constructivist Psychotherapies
Judith Lask, College of Family, Couple and Systemic Therapy
Dawn Grantham, HIP College
Yvonne Osafo, School of Infant Mental Health