To maintain the integrity of our register and high standards of regulation, UKCP undertakes annual random audits of registered individual members. Each year we randomly select a 3% sample of our registered members for compulsory participation in the audit.
We undertake this process in nine batches. Those selected will be notified via email at specific points in the year. Auditees have approximately four weeks to meet the deadline for submission.
We recognise the current impact of COVID-19, and the difficulties it might cause in collating your audit evidence. The current advice regarding social and self-isolation may impact your ability to meet with your supervisor face-to-face, or to get certification of true copy of your qualifications. If this is a difficulty for you, we recommend the following:
This is only a suggestion. It’s up to you to provide the required evidence for your audit submission.
We wish to be as flexible as possible regarding your submission deadline in light of the current health crisis, so please do contact us to discuss your circumstances at this time, or anything else that might be concerning you with regards to your audit.
The following is a brief list of requirements for audit submissions. For more detailed information, examples of documentation, and further guidance, please refer to the Audit Submission Form and Guidance Notes.
Those selected for audit will be asked to provide evidence of the following:
The UKCP Regulation Team examine the documents presented and notify auditees of the outcome by email.
UKCP’s policy documents, including CPD Policy, Supervision Policy and training standards, can be found on the standards, guidance and policies page.
More information regarding CPD, supervision, sabbaticals and other modality-specific requirements can be obtained directly from the relevant organisational member or college.
See the previous years audit report here.
UKCP undertakes annual random audits of individual registrants to maintain the integrity of our register and regulation standards.
You will find the deadline for your completed submission in the email telling you that you have been selected. As we carry out the audit in batches, this will vary from batch to batch.
If you do not have qualification certificates, you may include evidence of accreditation. For example, you could include original accreditation correspondence from your organisation or original letters of recommendation for acceptance into your organisation, as well as your CV. You can find information about this in the Audit Submission Form and Guidance.
Please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org and they can assist.
Yes, you must submit documents to the audit. OM and college CPD/reaccreditation processes are separate processes to the audit, and our team do not see those documents. We are happy for you to use some of those documents as part of your submission if you feel they are relevant, however. Please contact the team at email@example.com with any additional questions or check the Audit Submission Form and Guidance Notes for more information.
Auditees will be selected randomly for audit from a list of registrants who have not been a part of the annual audit in the previous 5 years.
We do our best to avoid holidays, half terms and other term breaks when setting out the deadlines for each batch of auditees. Even so, we understand that there are times when people find the deadline they receive difficult to meet because of prearranged commitments. Please contact the team to discuss your situation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The audit is for the past year’s practise. If you’ve been following policy for completing CPD, this should not cause problems for completing an audit submission. We are happy to discuss this matter with you, including the possibility of deferment. Please contact the Regulation Team at email@example.com for more information.
Please note that if you are not practising currently, but are continuing to meet all other membership requirements, there is a non-clinical membership category for non-practising members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you are considering taking time out from your clinical practice, you should first notify your organisation of your circumstances (or college, in the case of direct members). You must be in compliance with UKCP’s CPD policy, as well as your organisation and college CPD policies, regarding sabbatical and taking time out.
Normally your submission will be reviewed within 8 weeks or less. You will receive an email confirming completion of the review, which may also contain feedback on your submission.