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PSI's Legal and other Policies

PSI takes its responsibilities as educators and research seriously, particularly in its work with the public:

>> Public Liability Insurance: PSI holds PLI to a maximum of £5 million.

>> Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults: PSI volunteers frequently come into contact with people who are vulnerable by nature of their experiences, and to reflect this maintains a PCVA policy. This includes CRB checking of all volunteers, for which a Data Handling policy is also held.

>> Education and Training: Only suitably qualified trainers and teachers undertake education and training for PSI. Their work is overseen by the Education Committee of education professionals.

>> Statement of Ethics: PSI holds a statement of ethics drawn from the British Psychological Society and Parapsychological Association. This includes: doing no harm, informed consent, deception, freedom to withdraw, confidentiality, debriefing and reporting research.

>> Risk Assessment: PSI conducts risk assessments as part of the terms of its insurance. This includes visual monthly inspections of equipment and annual PAT testing of all mains equipment over twelve months old.

>> Data Protection: Website User Data: PSI has no means of covertly gathering any specific data about any casual website users, or about the identity of individuals who visit the PSI website. Where surveys are completed user IP addresses may be logged for methodological reasons but users will always be informed.

>> Data Protection: Membership: See the membership page.

>> Data Protection: Confidentiality: All information supplied to PSI is held confidentially within the organisation, unless agreed otherwise. Exceptions occur when PSI is held to have a duty of care; where we believe individuals may be of harm to themselves or others PSI is bound to communicate all known information to relevant emergency services and local authorities.