Identifiers: words or phrases which identify individuals

It is important that 'identifiers'- words or phrases which identify individuals, institutions etc. without their explicit consent - are not present in assignments submitted for examination. Trainees should check their work carefully before submission to ensure that this does not happen and that, for example, ethics applications have such identifiers redacted.

Useful further information on this has been written by the BPS (see appendix below).

Where it is felt by markers of an assignment that the presence or number of identifiers is unacceptable then this could result in the trainee failing that particular assignment.

Any trainee who has submitted work that includes identifiers will be asked to remove these and submit corrected work.

BPS guidance on identifiers when writing about clients