Reaccreditation Random Audit
Commencing in autumn, 2018 there will be an ongoing audit of a percentage of fully accredited members who have made declarations each year. It is statistically likely that you will be audited every five years, however the selection will be made randomly so it is not possible to know when or how often you will be audited.
Members will be informed 10 weeks in advance of having to make submission when chosen for audit. A lack of submission, followed by a lack of response to a further request to do so within one calendar month, will result in effective self-removal from the register. In this case it will be possible to go through a process for Reinstatement of Accreditation.
Timing of Audit 2018-2019
Although members were originally notified that the audit would not take place until 12 months after the completion of the first declaration, The BABCP Board of Trustees have directed that, in view of the delay in the launch of Reaccreditation, the audit should start sooner. We are therefore aiming to send the first audit invitations out in September 2018. We recognise that those members invited before July 2019 will not have access to the audit documents for twelve months. However, as there are ten weeks in which to supply the audit documents, this should give members plenty of time to transpose information from previous records on to the audit documents. The Accreditation team will be able to advise with any difficulties with this at the point of selection.
Availability for Audit
- You must be in practice in the UK or its territories or Ireland at the time of making the audit
- You may, however, have taken leave of absence in the twelve months prior to the audit - just note this on the submitted forms. You will not be expected to demonstrate CPD and supevision in that time.
- It is therefore important that you notify email@example.com of leaves of absence and subsequent return to work
- If BABCP is unaware of a leave of absence and you are selected for audit during this time, you will be given a new audit date once you have returned to work.
Documents for Submission: Practitioner Accreditation
Summary of Documents Required:
Guidance on Requirements for Practitioner Reaccreditation
Fully Accredited Practitioners called to audit will be expected to submit a current Clinical Supervisor’s Report and a Collaborative Supervision Summary.
The latter will show summary information of supervision for the previous 12 months. It is recommended that you record the supervision details contemporaneously on this form for each twelve month period, and if selected for audit, you update the full details of the form, including obtaining countersignatures from supervisors.
A form for CBT CPD Evidence for Audit will also be submitted and this will list 5 activities engaged in over previous 12 months – with a minimum 6 hours of skills development overall within them.
It is recommended that Reflective Statements are completed contemporaneously.
Evidence of inaccurate declarations or false statements will result in self-removal from the register and a recommendation to Board for removal from membership.
Conditions and Recommendations from auditors
Auditors can either set conditions or make recommendations of how to make practice, supervision and CPD more robust with regard to meeting the standards. If a submission is deemed inadequate, and a condition is applied, the member will be automatically re-audited twelve months later. An appeals process is available.
Guidance on Requirements : Supervisor and/or Trainer Reaccreditation
If you are selected for audit, you will be requested to provide information relating to all of your accreditations simultaneously. Details of the previous twelve months only are required.
If accredited as Supervisor and/or Trainer, supervision sessions should be entered in the Collaborative Supervision Summary which shows summary information of supervision for the previous 12 months. It is recommended that you record the supervision details contemporaneously on this form for each twelve month period, and if selected for audit, you update the full details of the form, including obtaining countersignatures from supervisors.
The CBT CPD Evidence for Audit form should also show at least one activity related to development of Supervisory Practice (if accredited as a Supervisor) and at least one activity related to the development as a Trainer (if accredited as a Trainer).
Evidence of engagement in these activities should also be submitted – with use of Reflective Statements highly recommended. It is recommended these are recorded contemporaneously.
In addition, if accredited as Supervisor, you will be requested to submit a Supervisory Reference and a Supervisee Feedback Form.
If accredited as Trainer you will be asked to submit a Training Reference and a Training Evaluation (from a trainee or from a provider).
Further guidance, including samples of these forms can be found at: