The Ethics Panel

The Ethics Panel carries responsibility for administering ACAT's Concerns and Complaints Procedure, conducting investigations and maintaining and reporting upon ethical standards in the practice of CAT.

It is composed of experienced accredited ACAT members and Lay Members.  The Chair of the Panel is a Lay Member.

The Role of the Chair of the Ethics Panel is defined as such:

In consultation with the Chair of ACAT and with the help of ACAT administration, to administer and co-ordinate the ACAT Code of Ethics and the Concerns and Complaints Procedure including:

  1. Chairing the annual meeting of the ACAT Ethics Panel
  2. Considering initial concerns and complaints and, following the provisions of the Concerns and Complaints Procedure, referring for conciliation, investigation or adjudication as appropriate
  3. Where required, appointing and instructing investigative and adjudication panels and informing the parties involved, the Chair of ACAT and the Trustees of the outcome of those Panels
  4. Reporting the outcome of (2) and (3) above to the Chair and Trustees of ACAT and the Ethics Panel
  5. Reporting annually on Concerns and Complaints to ACAT's Annual General Meeting
  6. In consultation with the Chair of ACAT and with joint agreement, appointing new members to the ACAT Ethics Panel to form part of the pool of members for the investigative and adjudication committees, maintaining so far as possible an equal balance between ACAT and lay members
  7. From time to time arranging for consultation and review of the ACAT Code of Ethics and Concerns and Complaints Procedure for endorsement by the Ethics Panel and ACAT's Board of Trustees
  8. In pursuing this role, the Ethics Chair shall be conscious of her/his role as a lay chair, and will operate in an objective and impartial manner.  S/he may seek general advice on CAT procedure and practice from the Chair or Vice-Chair of ACAT, ACAT members of the Ethics Panel, Trustees or from senior members of ACAT suggested by the Chair of ACAT.

Agreed and Adopted by the ACAT Ethics Panel: October 2013

ACAT Calendar for March
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11st March 2019
CPD Event: Research Conference - organised jointly by ACAT and Catalyse
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66th March 2019
CAT Introductory Event: ACAT: Two Day Introduction to CAT
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88th March 2019
CPD Event: ACAT: Out of control sexual behaviour
99th March 2019
CPD Event: CAT Nature Retreat - offered by CAT Cumbria
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1111th March 2019
CPD Event: How to run a successful private practice: all you need to know - offered by Become Psychology
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CPD Event: ACAT: CAT for psychosis: a relational approach
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Special Interest Group Event: CAT-TAST SIG meeting
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CPD Event: Trainers and Supervisors Meeting
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CPD Event: ACAT: CAT with Couples
CPD Event: Forensic CAT Conference - offered by Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust (TEWV)
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ACAT Administration Manager:Maria Cross

ACAT Administrator:Alison Marfell

ACAT Financial Administrator:Louise Barter

Postal Address:ACAT
PO Box 6793
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United Kingdom

Phone:+44(0) 1305 263 511

Email:admin@acat.me.uk

Office Hours:Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm

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