Regulation of Spiritual Healers
Voluntary self regulation
UK Healers was formed in response to a Government White Paper issued in 2000 calling for many forms of Complementary Therapies to introduce voluntary self regulation for their practitioners.
It is estimated that there are approximately 12-18,000 healers in the UK. Most belong to one or more of the many healer membership organisations.
Approximately 90-95% of known healers give healing voluntarily and do not charge for their service. Membership organisations associated with UK Healers have worked together since 2000 and have agreed, established and implemented a common set of minimum quality criteria for membership.
These Quality Criteria include training, assessment, Code of Conduct and Complaints and Disciplinary Procedures designed to ensure high standards of practice from those healers who are members of organisations currently associated with UK Healers.
Each organisation associated with UK Healers has been accredited as meeting the quality criteria.
Regulation by Membership Organisations
There are two independent multi therapy regulators to which healers can apply for voluntary self regulation via the UK Healers verification process. Registering with either of these bodies may be beneficial for healers who charge for their services or who wish to work within the healthcare services.
To see more about the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and to download an application form, follow the link here.
To see more about the General Regulatory Council for Complementary Therapies (GRCCT), follow the link here.
Voluntary Self Regulation by Independent Multi Therapy Regulators
Healers of Membership organisations associated to UK Healers are listed on the UK Healers Register of Healers.
The healers are regulated by their own organisation and any complaints against these healers are reported to and monitored by UK Healers.
UK Healers and the Independent Regulators
UK Healers has the status of being a verifying body for healers for both of these independent regulatory bodies.