Are you a member yet? Membership is open to all and is the first step towards accreditation.
If this doesn't work, use your workplace’s protocols, possibly including Human Resources and/or your union. Peer and private supervision are other possibilities, although your work place may have guidance on whether or not it would allow this.
You can check our requirements at Supervision Guidelines.
Our accreditation guidelines are voluntary, they are not mandatory regulations. Although we recognise that it can be hugely frustrating if your service isn't helping you to meet your them, we can't act as a body to enforce this. We recommend that you draw your employer’s attention to the guidelines and try to resolve the matter through your service protocols.
If you are working in an NHS Trust or for another organisation, your service is likely to have their own guidelines for the length of time to keep notes. If you are in private practice, your insurers may have requirements too.
Please check the ICO (Information Commissioner Office) for more guidance at www.ico.org.uk
If you have a tricky clinical or ethical dilemma we recommend discussing it with your supervisor. You can also refer to our Standards of conduct, performance and ethics [PDF]. We’re not able to give specific advice.