RCCP CREATING A NEW ORGANISATION FOR REGISTRATION

Posted by 616 on May 16, 2016

RCCP CREATING A NEW ORGANISATION FOR REGISTRATION

May 16, 2016 at 4:37 PM

 CREATING A NEW ORGANISATION FOR REGISTRATION 

RCCP held a meeting with its professional body members on 29th February to discuss changes to registration. Over the last 4 months RCCP and AHCS have met to discuss the merits of a closer working relationship. The professional bodies have agreed to RCCP and AHCS to continue working together to develop this work. 

THE REASONING 

1) Public safety is compromised because ‘problem practitioners’ can transfer from one register to another and/or slip through the cracks between the two registers. 

2) There is confusion amongst practitioners, employers, and education providers working in the sector about the different merits of the two different registers run by RCCP and by AHCS. 

3) There is an argument that the case of statutory regulation is strengthened if it is campaigned for by a group with a larger mass and a larger influence in its sector. 

4) Different messages from different registers weakens the message that either is making. 

5) There is duplication of resource as a result of there being two registers – this overall cost is funded by practitioners through the fees that they pay to either or both RCCP and AHCS. 

6) There are further efficiency savings to be had through the running a single larger register. 

7) There may be opportunities for delivery of commercial activities through the consolidation of knowledge and expertise. 

 

THE ISSUES 

1) Both organisations have different histories and issues surrounding their purpose some of which can be perceived as baggage that has had a negative influence on working together. 

2) Both organisations will need a break clause or ‘parachute’ to be able to exit from any future arrangements if they are not working. 

3) There may be a conflict of interest if AHCS, in line with current advice, is campaigning against a government body i.e. whilst it is commissioned to undertake work on the government’s behalf. 

4) RCCP is concerned that ‘One Voice’ type activities may potentially duplicate the work of professional bodies. 

 

THE SOLUTION 

Align the current PSA accredited Register for both organisations in a new organisation that is free from any baggage and history. 

IMPLEMENTATION AND DELIVERY 

In principle plans and options for implementation are being worked on between both parties for approval by their respective Councils/Boards, so that the end result will be a coherent single register accredited by PSA and which will be able to grow and develop. 

The partnership will allow up to a year to work to an agreed plan and ensure that all parties and stakeholders understand the changes. This includes being clear about implications for all registrants. 2 

 

A Heads of Terms is to be agreed by both organisations to enable the work to formally start in earnest. The year will allow the development of a framework for the business including agreeing bespoke articles of association 

LONGER TERM PLANS 

Both RCCP and AHCS are clear that the creation of the new register is the first step in a process that will see all of their other activities incorporated to avoid duplication. This would be subject to respective organisational approvals and the approval from other interested stakeholders.

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