UK National Register - HEIR
Our Plans for a UK National Register
The UK HETI Human Equine Interaction Register aims to bring together all people involved in the field of human equine interactions to ensure high quality service provision and create a greater awareness of their work
The National Register will act as a helpful resource for service users to make informed choices, service commissioners, funders, practitioners and anyone wishing to find out more about equine assisted or facilitated programmes in the UK.
The Register will provide the names and contact details of individuals and organisations who provide equine assisted or facilitated therapies including psychotherapy; education; learning; coaching and activities to demonstrate that they operate to high quality, safe, ethical practice standards.
Those on the Register will have demonstrated that they have both human and equine welfare at the heart of what they do.
Individual practitioners and organisations will be asked to submit specified documents to confirm that they have certain standards in place, for example evidence of insurance cover, qualifications, policies and training, which will be verified before applicants are included on the Register.
It is proposed that the standards are developed on a progressive scale to allow basic level entry to fully externally accredited and governed services. We will be seeking views from the sector about how this could work as part of the engagement process.
The UK HETI National Register will be a voluntary register and a fee structure will be applied for the administrative costs involved with reviewing and verifying documentation, database maintenance, website development and marketing.
The costs will be structured according to the size of each organisation and will be discussed as part of the planned engagement about the proposals.
It is intended that the development of the Register is as inclusive as possible and an opportunity for interested parties to influence the proposals is being planned for the autumn 2021.
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