Mandatory declarations are legal statements where individuals self-assess and confirm compliance with key ESSA requirements.
The Mandatory Declarations Policy
applies to members and accredited professionals at initial accreditation, annual re-accreditation and return to accreditation. These include:
- Adherence to Code of Professional Conduct and Ethical Practice
- Adherence to Continuing Professional Development requirements
- Adherence to insurance, first aid and CPR (where applicable)
- Adherence to recency of practice thresholds
- Disclosure of charges, convictions and involvement in proceedings related to criminal offences
How long do I need to keep mandatory declarations records for?
This depends on the type of declaration. For example:
Updated January 2020
- Recency of practice evidence must be kept for 7 years
- CPD evidence must be kept for at least 5 years