The Register provides a process of regulation for ACC. ACC therefore appointed, in agreement with the Professional Standards Authority, an independent Register Advisory Panel (RAP) who hold ACC to account to show that the standards for entry to the Register are upheld including the maintenance of the register and how it deals with receiving and investigating complaints through its professional complaints procedure. There is a Register advisory governance document that can be viewed by clicking here.
The RAP Panel are:
|Catherine Clarke, Chair||BA BAI MSc, Solicitor (England & Wales). Catherine is a practising Catholic and attends weekly services at her local church in Sutton, Surrey. She was born and raised in Ireland, where she attended a convent school run by the Dominican order. She undertakes voluntary work at her local church and has also been involved in delivering the Children’s Liturgy programme there. In her professional life, Catherine works as a solicitor in the City of London, where she has worked for the past 20+ years. Catherine brings her experience in identifying broader picture issues, undertaking rigorous analysis of data/evidence and a meticulous attention to detail (qualities gained both from her work as a solicitor and, prior to that, as a chartered civil engineer) to her role as the Chair of the RAP.|
|Heather Churchill,||MTh. (Middx); BA (Hons. Brunel); Registered Member, ACC (Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor); Registered Member, MBACP (Senior Accredited counsellor/psychotherapist). Heather is employed by Waverley Abbey College (CWR) as their Lead Academic and BA (Hons) Counselling Programme leader and in addition is CWR’s link tutor with Middlesex University. She has many years of experience as a Trainer, Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Supervisor. She is a Registered and Accredited Counsellor/Supervisor with the Association of Christian Counsellors and a Registered and Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). In her private clinical practice, she specialises in counselling adults who have been sexually abused in childhood and she and her husband, Ian, are involved in pastoral care in their local church.|
|Richard Needle,||A graduate of Bath University, Richard Needle PhD, FRPharmS, FFRPS was chief pharmacist of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust for 20 years until his retirement from this role last year. He has had considerable experience of leading and working with national groups, including involvement with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. He was involved as a contributor to, and author of, professional guidance documents, and an author of more than 20 practice and research publications. He is an Honorary Professor of Pharmacy practice – University of East Anglia. Since 2008 he has also been an ordained Anglican priest and is a member of the ministry team in his local benefice.|
|Doreen Rowlands OBE,||MRCOT, HCPC Registered Doreen practised as an occupational therapist with the NHS and MOD. She has many years of experience working in the field of brain injury. She is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Doreen currently works for Headway as a Lead Assessor on their Approved Provider Scheme and is actively involved in professional practice as a member of the RCOT Brain Injury Forum. Doreen and her husband are involved in discipleship and outreach in her local church.|
|Dawn Sherry (ACC Registrar)|
The notes of the RAP meetings can be found below via the links provided.