This is a common question people ask. There are two sets of reasons to explain why accreditation is worthwhile.
From an individual perspective
- 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.
From a broader professional perspective
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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