The Professional Standards Authority

The Association of Child Psychotherapists is assessed and accredited under the Accredited Register scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA). Professional Standards Authority accreditation and use of the quality mark only applies to registrants practising within the UK. 


This means that our Register meets the PSA’s high standards of governance, setting standards, education and training, managing the register, providing information and complaints handling.


Accredited registers are promoted by the Department of Health and the PSA as the first place to look for practitioners.  It is their intention that registration on an accredited register will become a requirement for some employment opportunities.


The PSA reassess Accredited Registers annually and the most recent decision can be found here.