Hi, my name’s Liz Gascoigne and I’m the Support and Inclusion Officer for the accreditation team. I wanted to introduce you to some of the developments I’ve been working on to make BACP accreditation a more inclusive experience, particularly for those with learning differences and disabilities.

What you may not be aware of is that we already have a whole team of officers in accreditation ready to help with any questions or queries you may have, so do get in touch!

My specific role is to offer additional tailored support to anyone who identifies as having any additional needs. For instance, some of our members may have dyslexia, or may have a sight loss or be recovering from a brain injury. In these and similar instances, I'd be more than happy to help. We can start with a chat by email or a phone call to discuss any specific needs you may have.

The support I can offer also starts with a small reduction in fees and an additional word count, which may go some way to helping you with your specific needs. You’ll need to get in touch with me or the team initially so we can sign you up for this.

The next stage we’ve been working towards is offering an audio application to those who find accessing written work difficult. I’ll be posting updates about this in the next few months but do get in touch if you feel this may benefit you. Our pilot started in January 2023.

This accessibility work is very much ongoing, and you can expect to see many small changes and improvements over the next few months.

Please do get in touch by email if you have any questions or would like additional support with your accreditation application or call me on 01455 883300.

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