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BAPT Conference 2020 – 20th & 21st MARCH

January 30, 2019

Working with Children with Additional Needs – POSTPONED The BAPT Conference has been postponed, the BAPT Board has been monitoring the situation and following Government advice, however given the uncertainty around the Coronavirus situation in the UK at the moment, the BAPT Board felt that in the interest of ethical and social responsibility to members […]

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Board Report May 2018

May 18, 2018

You can read Chair Ruth Lazarus’s report on the May board meeting by clicking on the link below. BOARD REPORT MAY 2018

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May 17, 2018

GDPR UPDATE Many of you are well on the way to getting yourselvse GDPR compliant – but if you are still struggling we have issued another document Issues to consider Issues to consider. Please note: BAPT is not providing legal advice here regarding Data Protection legislation. The Board is simply offering the information below, sourced from a BAPT […]

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Will you join the ‘What matters to you?’ conversation? June 6th 2018

May 14, 2018

‘What matters to you?’ day aims to encourage and support more meaningful conversations between people who provide health and social care and the people, families and carers who receive health and social care. This has now become an international movement with many countries around the world participating. For more information click on the PDF below […]

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December 2, 2017

HAVE YOUR SAY WITH THE PSA! Following on from our recent post about the joint report from the Professional Standards Authority and the Royal Society for Public Health about the untapped resources represented by our registers and registrants (‘untapped-resource’-to-tackle-public-health-challenges), BAPT would like to invite our members to give suggestions about how the Professional Standards Authority could […]

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PSA Report November 2017

November 1, 2017

The Professional Standards Authority, in partnership with the Royal Society for Public Health, launched an important report today called ‘Untapped Resources: Accredited Registers in the Wider Workforce’. See the full report here: Below are some summary statements which anyone is welcome to share in promoting the professionals who are on registers accredited by the […]

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PSA Statement April 2017

May 2, 2017

The Professional Standards Authority have just released the following statement in response to a strong request to encourage employers to recognise practitioners on a PSA Accredited Register and the registers themselves: April 2017 Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care recommends you only choose practitioners who are regulated or on an accredited register 1.1 […]

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PSA Update

April 26, 2017

The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) have just published their latest figures which show that they now accredit 23 registers, within which 30 different occupations are represented. The total number of practitioners on these registers is totalled at ‘just over 80,000’. So it looks like BAPT are in good company! For more information about the PSA and their registers (including the BAPT register) please […]

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Conference 2017

July 20, 2016

23rd/24th June 2017 Birmingham – Turning Points in Play Therapy 3 workshops on Friday 23rd followed by BAPT AGM & Dinner 2 Fantastic Keynote Speakers – Lorri Yasenik & Ken Gardner  Saturday 24th and 4 afternoon workshops to choose from more info/booking on Conference page

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PSA Accreditation Renewal

December 21, 2015

I am incredibly proud to announce that we have been successful in achieving re-accreditation with the Professional Standards Authority this year. The cherry on the top of this particularly tasty news was that we achieved this without any conditions or learning points. In other words, we aced it. This was not without significant effort and […]

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