There are two sets of reasons to explain why accreditation is worthwhile.
Accreditation offers status for pastoral supervisors and educators who are able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to high standards of practice.
Accreditation enables employers to have confidence that the practitioner works competently and to professional standards, and that they are accountable to a professional organisation.
Some employers require pastoral supervisors to be accredited for employment purposes.
We want to encourage accreditation among pastoral supervisors so that we have a recognised professional standard for our work. This is important as:
Accreditation promotes best practice among our profession.
Accreditation shows we have processes for supervision, continual professional development and accountability.
Accreditation provides assurance for both employers and supervisees.
Having an accreditation organisation provides access to procedures for resolving complaints, should that become necessary.
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