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Aims of the AEP

What we do…  

The AEP the only trade union and professional association in the UK organised exclusively for and by Educational Psychologists. In its dual role as a trade union and professional body, the organisation offers support to members in regard to relations with employers, as well as providing professional and training services.

In the workplace…

-      Work to improve pay and working conditions of members within, and promote members’ interests with employers.

-      Aim to establish good relations between members and their employers.

-      To provide advice, assistance and protection to members in matters affecting their professional and employment interests, and to settle disputes arising from members’ employment 

-      To protect the rights of members and promote equality within the profession.

-      To promote the training of educational psychologists; ensuring a high standard of qualifications for entry to the profession, to raise the status of the profession and to ensure good and consistent training of educational psychologists.

Services to Members

-      Organise and sponsor courses relevant to the practice of educational psychology.

-      The production of a quarterly professional journal, Educational Psychology in Practice.

-      Secure legal advice and assistance to members in legal and regulatory cases arising out of or in the course of their professional life.  

-      To provide an indemnity (so far as may be lawful) to employees, office holders and trustees of the Association whilst engaged in Association Business.


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