Influencing Decision Makers
BACP’s Policy and Public Affairs Team works to influence key decision makers at every stage of policy making, whether it’s an MP debating in the House of Commons or a civil servant in the Department of Health our team ensures our members' views are always heard.
Raising the profile of counselling and psychotherapy and mental health in general is a key function of the department. We are constantly looking for opportunities to increase policymakers' understanding of the benefits of psychological therapies.
To do this we submit evidence to government bodies and non-governmental organisations through submitting consultation responses.
We continually monitor the political news cycle, key debates and Bill passages in all Parliaments, from Westminster, the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly and the Northern Ireland Assembly. This allows us to be one step ahead and prepare briefing notes to MPs, responses on upcoming legislation and submit evidence to committees.
You can keep up to date with BACP's policy and public affairs work here, through Therapy Today and Twitter
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