About our March issue

Our spring issue coincides with the publication of the Government’s road map, designed to guide us gradually out of the latest long, laborious lockdown. For many of us, this brings new dilemmas: about how we deliver our services safely to children, young people and families, and about whether and when we have the vaccination.

Several contributors share their experiences, in this issue, of counselling, supervising and delivering training during the pandemic. Hopefully, we’re close to a time when navigating the impact of COVID-19 isn’t our most dominant theme.

Our featured article Puberty blockers: whose choice is it, anyway? explores another major news story affecting CYP, the court case of Bell-v-Tavistock. There’s lots to digest and mull over, as we prepare to adapt to the latest legislative changes affecting young people and our profession.

Do get in touch and share your thoughts on anything in this issue.
Jeanine Connor, Editor cypf.editorial@bacp.co.uk

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Jeanine Connor

Jeanine Connor, Editor
BACP Children, Young People and Families

About BACP Children, Young People and Families

BACP Children, Young People and Families covers up-to-the-minute thinking, research and best practice in the sector, accounts of projects in the field and contributions from regular columnists.


BACP Children, Young People and Families is published in March, June, September and December.

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BACP Children, Young People and Families is read by counsellors and psychotherapists in schools, CAMHS, youth agencies and private practice. Its readership also includes those concerned with the mental and emotional wellbeing of children and young people, such as teachers, support officers, education welfare officers and youth community workers.

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