D1 Health and Social Care Unit 10 Caring for Children and Young people

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D1 The services I have talked about are regulated in different ways. I had a look at the Cambridge Children’s centre and Cambridge counselling service. The professionals I looked at where a social worker and a counsellor. A social worker is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. Counselling services are regulated by British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. The health and care professions council regulates social workers by ensuring that they are all registered with them. It is a criminal offence to practice as a speech therapist if you have not registered with the health and care professions council. Their job is to protect the wellbeing of people who use the services of the health and care professions…show more content…
Through regular consultation, the Association continues to offer advice, as appropriate, to the Governments throughout the UK on all counselling and psychotherapy matters. BACP is consulted by government bodies, professional bodies, funding organisations, teaching institutions and many others on important issues concerning counselling and psychotherapy. The association is strongly committed to high practice standards and the protection of the public. This work is of the utmost importance in view of the approaching statutory regulation of counselling and psychotherapy. However, there have been criticisms as to the effectiveness of the BACP and A number of angry letters in the July issue expressed criticisms of BACP’s stance towards regulation declaring that there was not enough distinction between psychotherapists and a psychiatrist. I believe that in order to regulate services properly it should be clear on the job roles of those in the services they are regulating and that clear distinction must be made between the two professions. Lastly, services are also regulated by conducting DBS checks. This ensures that unsuitable people are not working with vulnerable adults. If someone had a previous conviction this would be flagged up and they would not be allowed to work with vulnerable adults depending on the crime. An example of this would be if someone wanting to go into the counselling profession had a previous conviction of

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