Accreditation & Membership Committee

Terms of Reference


The focus of each committee will be to embrace the wellbeing of ECPT members and to ensure that it meets all legal and statutory obligations. The purpose of the Accreditation & Membership Committee is to attend to the accreditation process and to provide structure and support for those wishing to advance to accreditation. Also to attend to the re-accreditation process for current UKPC registrants. To oversee the Ellesmere Membership scheme. 


The committee initially has the remit to form and create an infrastructure to incorporate the accreditation process for registration with UKCP and the reaccreditation process for UKCP registrants into the Ellesmere Centre structure. Once this is in place to review and monitor policies and procedures to ensure the processes remains fit for purpose.

The committee will also monitor the membership of ECPT to ensure it remains fit for purpose.

The committee will uphold our responsibility within any appeals procedure within the accreditation and reaccreditation processes.

(Please see Accreditation Handbook and Reaccreditation Policy for appeals procedures).


The committee is advisory and will make recommendations to the Training & Standards Committee and the Directors of ECPT. This committee does not have any financial authority.


The committee reports to the Training & Standards Committee and the Directors of ECPT.


Membership comprises of:

  • Chair – Cherry Robson (Accreditation Lead)
  • External member – Gill Blyth  
  • Trainee member – Carl Jones

Membership and Number of Committee Members

The Accreditation & Membership Committee will have a Chairperson who will have been voted for at the AGM.  A minimum of 3 people, including the chair, will need to be present for the committee to exist.  However, meetings may run with fewer people present at the discretion of the Chair. There is no specified maximum number of members for any committee.

Length of Committee Members Service

Committee membership is voluntary for a minimum term of one year, with the exception of the extraordinary committees.

All members, including the Chair, shall agree to remain on the committee or state their intention to resign for the AGM.  A review of all committee members, including the Chair, will take place every three years as a minimum. The review will be within the committee meetings.

In extraordinary circumstances, where the Chair or any committee member can no longer serve on a committee and not give notice at the AGM, for whatever reason, then an emergency meeting will be held to appoint a new committee member to ensure continuity for the committee as soon as possible.

If a committee is disbanded then written confirmation needs to be sent by the Chair to the Centre Directors within one month of this decision being made.

It is recognised that some committees are essential, eg Ethics Committee, to the effective running of ECPT, therefore such committees are ongoing.

Meeting Arrangements:

The committee will meet for no less than one hour three times per year. The Chair will write a report and meet annually at the AGM with other committee chairs and ECPT Directors to discuss the committee’s findings.

All committee meetings will be minuted and copies sent to the ECPT Directors, ECPT admin and the committee members. Electronic copies will be stored on the Centre NAS in the Committees Folder (please email to


The committee has full administration support available to it and use of rooms and facilities

as required.


The terms of reference of this committee will be reviewed annually and will be a standing agenda item on the first meeting of the new academic year.

Terms of Reference agreed:  25.11.19

Review Date: Autumn Term 2020