Could you help shape our public protection strategy? 

Our Public Protection Committee is one of four which are responsible for supporting the development and ongoing delivery of our strategy, providing the oversight that ensures our policies and processes are being applied consistently and effectively.

By joining the Public Protection Committee as Chair, you'll have the opportunity to contribute directly to the way BACP operates. 

The committee:

  • develops the BACP Register, which it delegates to the Register Advisory Board
  • develops our professional conduct function
  • provides quality assurance for professional conduct and register activities
  • takes and commissions reports on internal audits against policy and the development of register standards, and their alignment into membership standards

The Public Protection Committee performs an integral function and comprises of BACP members and non-members. It would be desirable, but not essential, if you've supported or worked within the charity sector. There's no expectation that appointed members of a committee will have any direct knowledge or experience of counselling and psychotherapy. 

Is joining the Public Protection Committee for you? 

Becoming the Chair of the Public Protection Committee is extremely beneficial as you'll play a key role in promoting and developing the safe, ethical and competent practice in counselling and psychotherapy. 

Find out more about the role of Chair of the Public Protection Committee

These are volunteer roles and are not remunerated, though all reasonable expenses incurred will be reimbursed by BACP.