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SCoPEd Updates


Recording of SCoPEd partner update event and Q&A

If you missed the event on 10 June and would like to watch the recording, please click here. You can view the unanswered questions (& their answers) here.


SCoPEd partner update event and Q&A

The SCoPEd partners held a free online event on 10 June 2022, 10am – 12pm, to update on phase two of the collective work, which included:

  • an independent impact assessment of the SCoPEd framework
  • creating a shared set of principles – based around fairness, inclusion and transparency – for implementing the framework
  • working towards agreed shared ‘column titles’ which are not included in this version
  • agreeing transparent and evidence-based mechanisms for members and registrants to progress between the columns of the framework as they develop their training, skills, knowledge and experience throughout their professional journey.

This event invited discussion about the collaborative work of the partners, provided updates regarding the ongoing work of the partnership and offered an opportunity for members and registrants to engage and ask questions.

It was hosted by the Independent Chair of the SCoPEd Oversight Committee, Paul Buckley, who was joined by representatives from each of the partners along with representation from our Experts by Experience and the Chair of the Technical Group, Fiona Ballantine Dykes.

SCoPEd partners representatives:
ACC – Kathy Spooner CEO
BPC – Jan McGregor Hepburn Chair, Professional Standards Committee
BACP – Hadyn Williams CEO
HGI – Sue Gray CEO
NCS – Jyles Robillard-Day CEO
UKCP – Sarah Niblock CEO


SCoPEd Framework January 2022

The SCoPEd framework is a shared standards’ framework, developed by six Professional Standards Authority accredited bodies representing over 75,000 counsellors and psychotherapists. It transparently sets out the core training, practice and competence requirements for counsellors and psychotherapists working with adults.

Please read the joint statement by the SCoPEd partners on the publishing of the January 2022 version of the framework here.

You can view or download the January 2022 version of the SCoPEd framework using the links below.

SCoPEd Framework January 2022
SCoPEd Framework January 2022 (accessible version)
SCoPEd Framework Methodology Update January 2022
SCoPEd Framework Methodology Update January 2022 (accessible version)


Previous Updates

Update 3 November 2021

Expansion of SCoPEd Project


Page updated on 9 August 2022