Formerly BACP Children and Young People, the division changed its name in February 2018 to recognise the importance of the family in working with young clients.

Our aims

We aim to:

  • take a leading role in the development of counselling and psychotherapy for children, young people and families
  • promote the value of counselling and psychotherapy for children, young people and families
  • provide opportunities for children and young people to have a voice and learn from them how to develop responsive services
  • provide resources to support practitioners, service providers and organisations in the development of quality services
  • act as an expert consultative group, contributing to government consultations and external communications
  • offer professional support to our members
  • increase political awareness around the need for counselling and psychotherapy for children, young people and families
  • promote research in its broadest sense as an essential part of all practice

About us

Meet our executive and share their vision for the division

Publications and resources

Access our journal archive and other useful resources (members only)

Networking and events

Forthcoming events for BACP CYPF members

To contact BACP Children, Young People and Families, please email bacp@bacp.co.uk