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) of lay members not involved in counselling or psychotherapy 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.
The RAP Panel are
Catherine Clarke (Lay chair)
Heather Churchill (Lay member)
Richard Needle (Lay member)
Doreen Rowlands (Lay member)
Dawn Sherry (ACC Registrar)
The Lay members of RAP meet regularly on their own but can require the Director of Counselling and/or the Executive Chair to attend to provide information. Their attendance is without voting rights to maintain the independence of RAP.
The notes of the RAP meetings can be found below via the links provided.