In 2006 and 2011, following a successful application made by The Society of Sports Therapists, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) made a recommendation that Sports Therapists should be statutorily regulated. To date, this recommendation has not been legislated, although the need for it continues to increase.
In order to highlight the need, a petition has been launched on the UK Government and Parliament Petitions site. This gives everyone who agrees with and supports the recommendation made by the HCPC the opportunity to electronically sign the petition. The closing date for this petition is the 29th January 2016.
If the number of signatures reaches 10,000, either before or on the closing date, then under the terms of these petitions, the Government must take notice. Additionally, if 100,000 signatures are received, then the mechanism for legislation must be addressed by the UK Government. If you agree with the Society of Sports Therapists that Sports Therapists should be statutorily regulated, please click on the link: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/105291