Accreditation of Training Schools

The provision of clinical training is regulated and accredited by the Training Council of the ACP

The Training Council manages the development of appropriate quality assurance standards for training, the accreditation of UK trainings in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and ensures that new entrants to the training meet the requisite standards for trainee membership of the ACP.

The Training Council is led by the Director of Training and the Deputy Director of Training. It is composed of lay and professional members and meets bi-monthly. In addition the members of the Training Council meet with the Heads of the Training Schools as the Training Development Group to consider training matters.

It has sub-committees including the Training Analysts and Therapists Sub-Committee and the Student Registration Group.

Process of Accreditation

Training Schools must be accredited every five years and must publish an Annual Report.  The accreditation process is described in the Quality Assurance Framework which sets the standards for the clinical training.  Each accreditation report includes commendations, conditions and recommendations, as needed.  Each report is presented both in full and in a short executive summary version.  Since 2014 the accreditation reports have been made available to the public. 

The Quality Assurance Framework for the Training of Child Psychotherapists is available below, followed by a section for each Training School which includes their latest annual report and both the full and executive summary for their last accreditation. 

Quality Assurance Framework for the Training of Child Psychotherapists

See also the Competence Map for CAPPTs at the Point of Qualification

Accreditation and Annual Reports

Birmingham Trust for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Accreditation Report - Executive Summary (2018)

Accreditation Report (2018)

Annual Report 2017-18

Human Development Scotland

Accreditation Report - Executive Summary (2019) - to follow

Accreditation Report (2019)

Annual Report 2017-18

IPCAPA at bpf

Accreditation Report - Executive Summary (2017)

Accreditation report (2017)

Annual Report 2017-18

Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Accreditation Report - Executive Summary (2015)

Accreditation Report (2015)

Annual Report 2017-18

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Accreditation Report - Executive Summary (2016)

Accreditation Report (2016)

Annual Report 2017-18

Complaints about an ACP accredited Training School

If you are a stakeholder considering making a complaint about an ACP accredited training school guidance on this process can be found here.

For further information on the accreditation of Training Schools please email the ACP office at admin@childpsychotherapy.org.uk