General Election 2015: Education

With the number of policies and proposals being delivered daily through the media, it must only mean one thing: the General Election is coming. It is now less than 100 days to go until the UK electorate decides which party should govern the country and, as always, a major focus for debate is the party’s…

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The Psychology of Love…

Unless you’ve been avoiding the shops, or possibly ignoring your other half (in which case make sure your read #5!), you will be well aware it’s Valentine’s Day this week.  Whether you love it or hate it, psychologists around the world have been attempting to understand love and attraction for hundreds of years and we…

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Closing your eyes can boost memory recall, study finds

A research team of psychologists at The University of Surrey have published results of a study into memory recall which provides new evidence to suggest that closing the eyes can assist a person to remember details of a crime more accurately. The study, published in the Legal and Criminological Psychology journal, involved 178 people across two studies. The first experiment…

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Psychologists as Expert Witnesses in the Family Courts in England and Wales: Standards, Competencies and Expectations

Following the introduction of agreed minimum standards for experts reporting in Children’s proceedings in the Family Court, the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Family Justice Council (FJC) last month issued a proposal for standards specifically focused on Psychologists. The guidance is designed to provide discipline specific information in relation to regulation, codes of conduct,…

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Standards for Expert Witnesses in Children’s Proceedings in the family court

On October 1st 2014, following a consultation period between 16 May to 18 July 2013, new standards for experts working in family proceedings relating to children became law. These changes are part of a larger undertaking to reduce extensive delays in family proceedings and follow the new laws implemented in April 2014 which mean a…

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Lord Faulks and the ‘fundamental dishonesty’ clause

Back in July of this year, Clause 45 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill was moved into The House of Lords despite strong opposition from the Labour party.  The clause essentially allows a court to strike out a claim if it is considered that the claimant has been found to be ‘fundamentally dishonest’ in…

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Preparing for Change – Part 3 Children and Families Act & SEN Reforms

Background: On September 1st 2014 The Children and Families Act came into effect which has widely been described as the biggest reform to child legislation in over 30 years.  Statements of SEND (Special Education Needs or Disabilities) and Learning Difficulty Assessments (LDA) will be replaced with a combined Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC plan)…

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Launch of free SENCO Training Hubs – Nationwide

As part of our ongoing commitment to highlighting Educational Psychology and Speech, Language and Communication needs, we are running free SENCO Training Hubs across the country.   What are SENCO Training Hubs?   Our SENCO Training hubs are run termly throughout the UK and are free to attend. The Hubs have been designed to: –…

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APIL annual conference 1 & 2 May 2014

As a leading provider of Expert Witness and Rehabilitation services to the Personal Injury sector, we are pleased to confirm that we will be exhibiting at the annual conference of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) on 1 & 2 May at the The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales. Following 12 months of reforms…

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Visit us at Nasen Live 2014

We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN) annual Leadership Conference in Bolton on 21 & 22 May. Join other expert practitioners from the Education Sector for a unique event sharing the best education practice at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton. The event programme is designed to…

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