As Educational Psychologists, we have an ethical responsibility to engage in social justice and antiracist action. As a team, we stand in solidarity with our Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) community members and colleagues, and pledge to do all in our power to call out, address, and dismantle the systemic inequities in our society that we may knowingly or unknowingly perpetuate.
We want our service to become more skilled and open to discussing topics of race and racism that have an impact on the experiences of those we work with, including children, young people and the people who support them. As an ethnically diverse team of psychologists, we are also committed to ensuring that members of staff from BME backgrounds work within an emotionally safe team.
At Lewisham Educational Psychology Team we have written our Lewisham Educational Psychology Team Anti-Racist Statement and Plan of Action. This includes a commitment to:
- providing training
- exploring how we use assessments
- embedding anti-racism and culturally responsive approaches within our work.