We are really sorry. We’ve messed up!
We recently emailed you all to ask for your feedback on our Register audit requirements. We’re asking for your opinions, via an online survey, on several ideas. The ideas are based on research into the work of other professional bodies and regulators, to aid discussion and to help us develop our audit processes. Fundamentally, it is to help us work with you to develop professional standards over time.
Our intention with the survey is not simply to introduce all or any of the ideas it contains, but rather to gather opinion and inspire debate. We recognise that we haven’t been at all clear on this point and that this has caused some members considerable concern. We’re very sorry that we didn’t make things clear from the outset.
Additionally, we would also like to make clear that Therapy Today will continue to be a place for members to share their views. Letters received about the survey in which concerns have been expressed will be considered for possible inclusion in the next available issue.
As many of you will be aware, we are going through a period of major change at BACP, and as part of that change we’re committed to being more transparent and consultative with you. We won’t always get things absolutely right, as we clearly haven’t on this occasion, but your honest feedback is invaluable to us and helps us improve the way we work with you.
We would however, like to thank all of our members who have already completed the survey. If you haven’t yet completed it, it’s open until 30 January 2017 - you can access it on our website via the link below.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to fill you in on the next steps of the process and the future opportunities you’ll have to contribute to it.
Next steps in the Register Audit Consultation
February 2017: We’ll collate the responses to the online survey
Spring 2017: Webinar for members to discuss ideas in an open forum
Summer 2017: Full public report giving details of the findings and what the next steps might be
And finally, we want to re-iterate that at BACP we work hard to balance the varied responsibilities of our Association – to support our members, to champion the profession and to protect the public. Fulfilling these varied roles can be challenging, and we can’t do it without your support.
Thank you for your feedback and for being part of our Association.