Maternity/Paternity, Practice Leave, Sabbaticals and Leave of Absence Guidance

Please note: Accreditation is of current practice. Members are required to be in practice at the time of application.

Members are entitled to take time out from clinical and supervised practice for maternity, paternity, illness or sabbaticals etc.

In terms of accumulating the appropriate clinical and supervisory practice hours for accreditation and re-accreditation the advice is as follows;

When a period of leave such as the examples given above is known to be coming up, members should contact the BABCP administration team via as to the leave commencement and if known, return to practice dates quoting their membership number and name.

The time out of practice will then be simply discounted in terms of working out due dates and requirements within the accreditation process.

Accreditation liaison staff are well experienced in adapting to individual circumstances in this process as variations may occur depending on the type of accreditation and/or re-accreditation dates etc.