Welcome to the Faculty of Forensic Clinical Psychology website
The Faculty of Forensic Clinical Psychology (FFCP) was formed to meet the needs of clinical psychologists working in the forensic specialty. It is a faculty within the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and aims to:
- Promote the development of clinical psychology within forensic settings
- Promote the highest standards in practice, in the application of professional education and knowledge of forensic clinical problems
- Disseminate knowledge of applications and research to promote effective services, influence planning of services and policy in relation to forensic clinical psychology
- Provide scientific meetings, opportunities for exchange of information and mutual support for clinical psychologists working within forensic settings
National Confidentiality Inquiry (NCI)
The National Confidential Inquiry is a research project funded largely by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA). Other funders are the Scottish Government and the Department of Health and Social Services in Northern Ireland. The initiative aims to investigate all incidences of suicide and homicide committed by people in contact with mental health services in the United Kingdom. The anticipated outcome is that mental health services will be improved and the risk of these tragedies occuring in the future will be reduced.