Users of fall into three broad catergories:

  • those who are simply interested or curious
  • those who login and will therefore be able to download library material
  • those who engage in ongoing projects

Users will be obliged to observe the following terms and conditions. You will be sent a confirmation email shortly including username and password. Make sure you receive this and all email by adding to your safe list or address book.

Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions are an agreement between the user of and By accessing the site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, all the Terms and Conditions in this Agreement.

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. These are the terms and conditions on which you may use the website and its contents. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions you should not use If you have any queries contact We recommend that you print, store or save a copy of these terms and conditions for your records.

These terms and conditions were established 12th of March 2010. may change, alter, suspend or withdraw any part of or the services available on it at any time (with or without notice to you) and may also change the terms and conditions. will publish details of any changes to the Terms and Conditions in Changes to Terms and Conditions below. You should regularly check this section to see if any changes have been made. By using after the changes have been posted, you are agreeing to be bound by them. If you do not agree to the changes you should cease using

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The Content of is subject to intellectual property rights and copyright law, except where otherwise stated. Any use of Content must be accompanied by acknowledging the source of the Content by including an acknowledgement in the form of "This material is the copyright of and is reproduced with permission", where such permission has been granted.

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Access, Use and Restrictions on Use

Access: the two levels of access on are:

  • accessible to all
  • accessible to login members

Permitted Use

All content, including translations, belongs to unless otherwise stated. owns all intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark No. 2507844. You may for your own personal, non-commercial use:

  • retrieve and display Content on any compatible device,
  • print a single copy of individual pieces on paper (but not photocopy them)
  • store such pieces in electronic form on disc or on a mobile device (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network).

Restrictions on Use

You may not use for any unlawful purpose. Except as expressly set out above, you may not copy reproduce, publish, broadcast, transmit, modify, adapt, create derivative works of, store, archive, publicly display or in any way commercially exploit any of the Content. Without limitation, you may not do any of the following without prior written permission from, nor may you allow a third party to do any of the same:

  • redistribute any of the Content
  • remove the copyright or trade mark notice from any copies of content made under these terms and conditions,
  • use the registered trade mark,
  • remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of the logo,
  • reserves the right to require that any 3rd party link to this site in breach of these terms and conditions be removed and to take whatever other action is deemed appropriate.

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Privacy policy and registration is registered under the Data Protection Act: No. Z1666918. All information received by you from your use of will be used by in accordance with our Privacy Policy. On registration, you must provide with accurate, complete registration information. It is your responsibility to update and maintain changes to that information on the applicable registration pages. is entitled to rely on the veracity of the information you provide.

If you provide with an email address that will result in any messages may send you being sent via a network or device operated or owned by a third party (e.g. an employer, college or corporate body) then you warrant that you are entitled to receive those messages. You also agree that may refrain from sending messages to you without notifying you.

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Warranties and limitations of liability content is only for your general information and use. It is not intended to address your particular problems. Particular problems may be addressed through the Services or Members pages.

Limited Warranty

What we can guarantee: shall be developed and operated with reasonable skill and care and has reasonable security procedures in place. What we cannot guarantee: except as set out in the paragraph above, does not provide any warranty that is free from infection by viruses or anything else that has contaminating or destructive properties.

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Third party sites and services contains links to other Internet websites provided by independent third parties ("Third Party Sites"), either directly or through frames. is not responsible for the availability or content of Third Party Sites and will not be a party to, or in any way responsible for, any transaction concerning goods or services available from such Third Party Sites. Regular checks are made to ensure that the links still operate. If you purchase products or services from a Third Party Site your contract for such products or services will be with the third party and not with Our Privacy Policy does not apply to Third Party Sites.

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Choice of Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law. To the extent possible in the applicable jurisdiction, the parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England shall (subject to the paragraph below) have non-exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these terms and conditions. For the exclusive benefit of and to the extent possible in the applicable jurisdiction, it shall retain the right to bring or enforce proceedings as to the substance of the matter in the courts of the country of your residence or, where these terms and conditions are entered into in the course of your trade or profession, the country of the place of business in which you agreed to these terms and conditions or (if different) the country of your principal place of business.

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The intention is to eventually operate a "PAID FOR" subscription service. By subscribing to one of these Paid For Services, as well as observing the general terms and conditions, you will also be expected to agree to the 'PAID FOR'  terms and conditions. will reserve the right to vary or terminate the intended Paid For Services and will not guarantee that a Paid For Service will remain Paid For or that a Free-of-Charge Service will remain free-of-charge.

Under such "PAID FOR" services you will agree to pay any subscription fees at the rates in effect when the charges are incurred. You must provide with complete and accurate payment information. In the case of unauthorised payments reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Paid For Services. If does not receive payment authorisation or any authorisation is subsequently cancelled, we may immediately terminate or suspend your access to any Paid For Services. will charge you in British Pounds Sterling. As described in these terms and conditions, some Content is made available as part of a Paid For subscription service. You are not permitted to deliberately attempt to access that content without paying the applicable subscription fee. Any attempt to do so is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may also constitute an offence as a matter of law. fully reserves all rights it may have to enforce its rights under these terms and conditions or at law (any failure to do so is not a waiver of these rights).

Cancelling or Changing your Subscription

You may cancel or amend your subscription at any time by contacting our Customer Services team at Any cancellation or change will be effective once receives notice of it.

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Changes to Terms and Conditions

The above Terms and Conditions were revised 13th December 2012.



The material on is available to all viewers subject to copyright and Terms and Conditions restrictions.

User status:

  • Login users will be able to gain access to additional downloadable material, including newsletters / fingerposts; sample subscription paid-for-material and list of current projects..
  • Subscribing users will have access to additional knowledge-base and knowledge-structuring material including evaluation protocols, archived material and on-line help. Accredited practitioners or intending practitioners, will classed as knowledge engineers. Accredited practitioner status is gained by (i) completing a number of  criterion-referenced tasks (ii) running a family / work-based workshop and (iii) periodic attendance at quality assurance work-shops.

Eligibility for practitioners status: the practical philosophy of is constructivist and focuses on helping children and adults to thrive in their worlds. It does so by framing their problems in faceted, holistic, systemic and puzzling terms and not atomist, reductionist, theory-driven terms. Those in tune with this ecological perspective will be considered eligible for accredited practitioner status. Those not of this mind-set or world-view will find of little benefit.

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