UK REGISTER OF SPIRITUAL CAREGIVERS
January 2021 — Launching this year
The UK Register of Spiritual Caregivers® seeks to serve the increasing number of people who identify themselves as spiritual but not religious.
We are a voluntary register and membership is a mark of a caregiver’s commitment to the highest standards of care, compassion and wellbeing. Our approach is holistic and person-centred.
When you use the services of a spiritual caregiver you need to be reassured that those in this role are competent, kind and trustworthy. If you choose someone from this Register you can be confident that they have appropriate insurance, training and caring skills.
The UK Register of Spiritual Caregivers is a new initiative started January 2021.
It is based in the 400-hour training of the Diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness (Ofqual Register: CI Level 3 Qual No: 601/8673/2 Sector Subject Area: Health and Social Care) and the Spiritual Companions Trust’s rigorous policies, Code of Conduct and Spiritual Companions Guidelines.
We also recognise qualifications from other caring sectors including counselling, psychotherapy, nursing, medicine and spiritual healing; where necessary we supplement these with our own induction courses.
When you are listed on the Register you will be better able to volunteer or apply for relevant posts.
Benefits to Members
Your name on the Register signifies to others that you are
- Committed to the highest standards of care, compassion and wellbeing.
- Insured and properly trained
- Competent, kind and trustworthy
- Aligned with and support the spiritual but not religious approach
You will also have access to regular CPD events including:
How to Teach and Lead Meditation
Spirituality and Mental Health
Apply to be on the Register
There is a one-off application fee of £65.
Annual membership of £30 is then payable.
To apply please send us:
— Proof of your qualification
— Insurance Certificate
— A 1000-word personal statement in which you address the following four subjects:
• Your daily and embodied spiritual practice
• Your ability to hold self and others
• Your whole-body listening skills
• Your alignment with the Spiritual Companions guidelines
We need to know that you understand and are competent in practising them.
If you are not up-to-speed with these four elements we may request that you attend one of our 10-hour CPD/Induction trainings at a cost of £90.
If you have any queries please contact us.