Are you a member yet? Membership is open to all and is the first step towards accreditation.
If you don’t agree with a decision we have made about any Accreditation submission, you can appeal.
We will accept appeals on the following grounds –
You must make your appeal by email to the following address. It must be sent within 28 days of the date we sent you the outcome of your application or audit.
CBT Psychotherapist or EBPT applications or audits firstname.lastname@example.org
In your email, please state the grounds for the appeal, providing any relevant evidence. It doesn’t have to be in formal or legal language.
Please let us know if we need to make reasonable adjustments to support you in making your appeal. Email us on the address above telling us the best way we can contact you, including times you are available if it is by phone. We will arrange to discuss how to help you with submitting your appeal.
When we receive your email, we will note on your record that you have launched appeal. We aim acknowledge receipt of your appeal within 28 days.
Initial review stage
The Chief Accreditation Officer & Registrar (CAOR) or Accreditation Liaison Manager (ALM) will review your grounds for appeal, and gather more information from relevant parties where needed.
They may meet with you and/or the accreditor and/or the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) as part of the review process.
Initial decision-making stage
The CAOR or ALM will reach a decision. It will be one of the following -
We will identify any learning opportunities for us and update our guidance or processes if appropriate. You will be informed of this outcome.
Appeal not upheld
We will let you know that we did not uphold your appeal and inform you how to make a further appeal to the Practitioner Accreditation and Registration Committee (PARC). We will also tell you how to complain about any BABCP team member.
Uncertain outcome - need committee guidance
The CAOR or ALM will refer the appeal to the BABCP Practitioner and Registration Committee (PARC) for decision. We will inform you of this and the date of the meeting.
Final review and decision-making stage
Where an appeal has been referred to PARC by the member or by the CAOR or ALM, at least three members of PARC will convene to review the application or audit, the appeal and the CAOR or ALM’s review.
They may arrange a meeting with you and/or accreditor/accreditation liaison officer (ALO) as part of the process where necessary.
The PARC will reach a decision. The Chair of PARC or their deputy will inform you of the outcome. There is no further option to appeal the accreditation outcome.
The appeals process is for Accreditation decisions only.
If you wish to make an complaint about other areas of BABCP’s processes or services, please consult our Organisational Complaints Policy.
If a complaint has been made against a member, or a breach of Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics is alleged, these are dealt with via our Complaints Procedure. You can find details of this process on our Raising a Concern webpage.