Briefing Paper on PSA Changes

From AHPP (UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners) - BRIEFING PAPER PSA Changes V3 Aug 2021.

Published on 24/08/2021 by Administrator (Jan Holton)

PUBLIC BRIEFING PAPER: Concerns about proposed regulatory changes to the ethos of the voluntary Accredited Registers Programme and impact on the accessibility of psychotherapy and counselling and service user choice in the UK

Background

The purpose of this paper is to highlight how proposed regulatory changes to the Accredited Registers (AR) Programme under the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) will potentially impact on the accessibility of psychotherapy and counselling in the UK.

The PSA which is accountable to the government via the Privy Council is responsible for overseeing ten statutory bodies regulating health and social care in the UK. The Accredited Register Programme was launched in 2012 to promote best practice and good governance for voluntary professional registers and over two million unregulated health and social care providers. 

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