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Accredited Registers update 

About Accredited Registers

Registers renewing accreditation

We are pleased to announce that the Association of Child Psychotherapists, Alliance of Private Sector Practitioners, British Acupuncture Council, COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland), Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners, National Counselling Society and National Hypnotherapy Society, UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners and UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy, have recently successfully renewed accreditation.

We ask all registers to renew annually – this means we can ensure that they continue to meet the Standards. We publish our decisions, which are available here.

New application

The International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) has applied for Accreditation of its register and is currently under assessment.


The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1976 and the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 and Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 as they currently stand restrict the accredited registers’ access to information that would help them to assess the risks posed by practitioners to the public. 

We recently met with Norman Lamb MP and Sarah Champion MP to discuss our concerns about the legislation, and we continue to work to raise awareness of this gap with key stakeholders and interested parties, making a case for the legislation to be amended.

Communications and campaigns

Cosmetics campaign tweetIn May, the Department of Health and Social Care ran a campaign to raise awareness around risks involved in cosmetic procedures including Botox and lip fillers. We supported this campaign and promoted the message that consumers should choose a practitioner either on a statutory register or an Accredited Register.



We are planning our Annual Conference, which will take place on 21 October and will focus on the Duty of Candour.

Accredited Registers: key statistics for 2018/19

We published our annual report in early July. You can read the full report or find out more about some of the Accredited Registers' highlights in this summary. You can also see some of our key stats for the year in this infographic.

Annual report highlights - accrediting registers