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Conference 2022 July 8th & 9th

March 14, 2022

Seeking Therapeutic Re-connection: Exploring Diversity Through Sensory and Embodiment Practice. – In person at Conference Aston, Birmingham. We are excited to host our 1st IN PERSON Conference for 3 years, in our 30th Birthday year, so come and celebrate 30 Years of BAPT with us! click here –  BAPT Conference Brochure 2022

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British Play Therapy Week 2021: 10th – 14th May 2021 – LET’S GO OUTSIDE   

April 28, 2021

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November 16, 2020

NEW – Further Guidance on Covid 19 and Contract tracing – issued by BAPT – Nov 2020 Covid-19 Guidance and Contact Tracing UPDATE – 2nd June – BAPT has issued the following Policy guidance for continuing to work in the Covd19 Pandemic – BAPT COVID19 final policy version may 2020 – 24th March –  BAPT Interim advice Click […]

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BAPT Conference 2022 – 8th/9th July

July 7, 2019

 BAPT conference 2022 Conference Aston, Birmigham

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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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