UK Register of Spiritual Caregivers
~ About ~
February 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.
Its foundation is 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.) This qualification was developed by the Spiritual Companions Trust, which also administers the Register and maintains the Code of Conduct and the Spiritual Companions Guidelines.
The Register 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.
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
When you are listed on the Register you will be better able to volunteer or apply for relevant posts.
WE WILL BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS STARTING 1st MAY
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 contact our administrator.
They will ask you for the following:
– Proof of your qualification
– 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
If you have any queries please contact us.