The provision of training, in Training Schools across the UK, is regulated and accredited by the Training Council of the ACP according to their Quality Assurance Framework for the Training of Child Psychotherapists. The Training Council is composed of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and lay and professional members and meets bi-monthly to manage this work. In addition a separate meeting the Training Development Group, composed of the members of the Training Council with the Heads of the Training Schools, also meets bi-monthly to consider training matters.
Training Schools must be accredited every four years and must publish an Annual Report. The accreditation process is described in the Quality Assurance Framework. 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
Birmingham Trust for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Human Development Scotland
IPCAPA at bpf
Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
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 contact firstname.lastname@example.org