Fitness to Practice

As outlined in our constitution the purpose of the United Kingdom Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy (UKBHC) is to safeguard the public by encouraging healthcare chaplains to deliver the highest standards of care and support to patients and users of chaplaincy services.

The UKBHC does this by supporting and promoting the work of healthcare chaplaincy through setting standards for education, practice, and revalidation, giving guidance to the registrants and maintaining a register of accredited chaplains.

The Register is a voluntary register of healthcare chaplains in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Islands. It contains the names of those who meet the requirements for registration and agree to behave in accordance with the UKBHC Code of Conduct.

The Register and Fitness to Practice procedures are similar to statutory regulation, but there are two important differences:

  • First it is not mandatory to register in order to practise.
  • Second, if someone is removed from the register that alone does not prevent them from being able to work as a chaplain. It may however be subsequent to or contribute to other action.

The Fitness to Practice policy and procedures is available to download as a PDF file along with a number of other related documents (see below).

AttachmentSize
UKBHC fitness to practice (June 2017)263.91 KB
UKBHC complaints policy (June 2017)323.33 KB
UKBHC Complaint Form118.24 KB
UKBHC making a complaint144.17 KB
UKBHC disclosure policy246.44 KB
UKBHC appeals policy 212.43 KB
UKBHC consensual panel determination144.59 KB
UKBHC voluntary removal from register 195.33 KB
UKBHC restoration to the register (June 2017)275.22 KB