Accredited Practitioner Register™
The Athena Herd Foundation has established this Accredited Practitioner Register™ to define a set of professional standards to support the delivery of Equine Interventions (known as, for example, Equine Assisted and/or Facilitated Learning, Ground Work, Counselling, Psychotherapy, Therapy, Coaching, Teaching, Hippotherapy) by improving the regulation and registration of Practitioners on the Athena Herd Foundation Accredited Register.
The objective of the Athena Herd Foundation Accredited Practitioner Register™ serves to:
- create and maintain professional ethics and standards that prioritise the health and wellbeing of clients and public and protects them from harm or injury;
- promote and maintain client confidence and public credibility in the benefits of Equine Interventions and the delivery thereof;
- provide a clear definition of professional standards required to support the delivery of Equine Interventions;
- maintain ongoing compliance with these standards by all registered Practitioners.
Those Practitioners on the Athena Herd Foundation Practitioner Register™ have (i) demonstrated that they have all of the above in place; (ii) equine health and wellbeing is at the heart of what they do; and (iii) submitted and maintain compliance with all of the Athena Herd Foundation Awarding requirements (for example appropriate insurance policies, contracts, policies and procedures, ongoing professional practice) which have been verified by the same.