Time Off and Reaccreditation

Time off and Reaccreditation

You can make your Reaccreditation Declaration if you are accredited and out of practice for a year or less.  

Please submit a Leave of Absence form [Word] if you will be out of practice for more than twelve months.

This may be due to parental leave, adoption leave, carers leave, sick leave, compassionate leave such as bereavement, sabbatical, a change to non-clinical role, practicing outside of the UK, its territories or Ireland. This will also apply if you are having less than two CBT client contacts a week for more than one year.

You will not be expected to have supervision or do CPD if you are out of practice.

Change of email? If you will not have access to your work email during your time off, please let us know an alternative email address at accreditation.admin@babcp.com.

Recently returned to practice? You can still submit your Declaration if you are back in practice even if you have had extended time off for any part of the preceding twelve months.

Leave of Absence Evidence

You should supply us with evidence to support your Leave of Absence.

Examples of acceptable evidence include –

  • MATB1 form (first page only is sufficient)
  • GP sicknote
  • a letter from your employer or supervisor confirming leave
  • confirmation via your website that you are no longer practising
  • travel tickets or receipts

As an accredited therapist your details are included on the CBT Register. It is important to ensure that all the necessary accreditation processes are being met and adherence to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.

GDPR Compliance

In order to protect your privacy, we delete your Leave of Absence form and evidence once we have processed it and make broad notes on our system. For more details please see our privacy policy.

Time off and Reaccreditation Audit

If you are selected for Reaccreditation Audit and you have had a period out of practice in the previous twelve months, please explain this within the Additional Information section of the forms.

We don't expect you do do CPD or supervision when you were out of practice. However, you should be in practice at the time of Audit.

If we don't know about your leave and you are invited for Audit whilst you are off, you will be given a new audit date once you have returned to work.

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