Educational psychologist conflict of interests

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Dear Health and Care Professions Council,

Please provide a policy of the HCPC where a conflict of interest has arisen between the local authority and the Education psychologist and the interests of the parents.

Do you have any policy where the Educational psychologist has provided the wrong personal information to a solicitor (under the GPDR)and refused to correct the wrong information in a report , unless he is paid a fee.

Yours faithfully,

Harley

FOI, Health and Care Professions Council

Dear Harley

 

Thank you for your email dated 30 November 2018.

 

We are treating this as a request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOIA).

 

We will deal with your request as promptly as possible and at the latest,
within 20 working days of receiving it, as required by the FOIA. If you
have any queries about your request please do contact us using this email
address, or the address below.

 

The reference number for your request is FR05903.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information

 

Health and Care Professions Council

Park House, 184 ‚Äď 186 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4BU

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FOI, Health and Care Professions Council

Our Ref. FR05903

 

 

Dear Harley

 

Thank you for your email dated 30 November 2018, in which you ask for
information in relation to educational psychologist conflict of interests.

 

Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA).

 

The HCPC does not set policies on either of the scenarios outlined in your
email. However, our [1]Standards of conduct, performance and ethics (which
we expect our registrants to meet at all times) will be relevant. We also
have our [2]confidentiality guidance which will be relevant to your second
question in particular.

 

In particular, we expect registrants to:

·     declare issues that might create conflicts of interest and make sure
that they do not influence your judgement

·     keep up to date with and follow the law, our guidance and other
requirements relevant to their practice

·     respect confidentiality, by treating information about service users
as confidential

·     only disclose confidential information if:

-     they have permission;

-     the law allows this;

-     it is in the service user’s best interests; or

-     it is in the public interest, such as if it is necessary to protect
public safety or prevent harm to other people.

 

A breach of the GDPR would be of concern and it is also likely something
you may wish to raise with the [3]Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

To assist you, we have also searched the fitness to practise (FTP) cases
brought to us about Educational Psychologists. In the period 1 January
2012 to 1 December 2018 we found a total of 7 FTP cases brought against
Educational Psychologists, however none of these were about the kind of
conflicts of interest that you outline in your email.

 

Internal review

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request a review by writing to:

 

Secretariat Department

Health and Care Professions Council

Park House

184 - 186 Kennington Park Road

London

SE11 4BU

 

Email: [4][email address]                  

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113 

Email: [5][email address]                

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information

 

Health and Care Professions Council

Park House, 184 ‚Äď 186 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4BU

[6]www.hcpc-uk.org 

 

To sign up to our e-newsletter, please email [7][email address] 

   

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