Frequently Asked Questions
Applying to Join:
I need PPS membership urgently, what can I do?
PPS usually accepts membership applications by post and through our online application system. Once you have submitted the form, please contact us to let us know you need your application reviewed urgently. www.ppstrust.org/joinus
How much does membership cost?
Psychologists Protection Society membership costs are reviewed and approved annually at our AGM. Membership costs are based on country of residence. You can view the costs by selecting your country of residence on our Join Us page.
Will you notify me when my membership is due for renewal?
Yes, PPS will send a renewal notification either by email or post a few weeks before your membership renewal date.
What is the HCPC?
HCPC stands for Health and Care Professions Council. The HCPC is a regulator in the United Kingdom only. The HCPC regulates the following professions: arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists / podiatrists, clinical scientists, dietitians, hearing aid dispensers, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, practitioner psychologists, prosthetists / orthotists, radiographers, social workers in England and speech and language therapists.
To find out more about the HCPC visit: www.hcpc-uk.org
I'm an employer, can I make membership applications for employees?
Certainly! We accept applications from organisations and businesses. We suggest you contact us to discuss your requirements further
I'm a student on a course, can I join PPS?
Yes, we accept students from courses leading to a recognised qualification. Please ensure that you include all details of your course of study, qualification, institution and course tutor on your application form. Click here to find out more about joining PPS
For Current Members:
Has the cost of membership changed this year?
Psychologists Protection Society membership costs are reviewed and approved annually at our AGM. Membership costs are based on country of residence.Visit the renewals page to view current membership costs www.ppstrust.org/renewals
What payment methods do you accept?
- Postal Order
- Credit or Debit Card by telephone (please ensure we have received your form and we can arrange to call you)
- Credit or Debit Card online
Can I use the PPS logo on my website?
The Psychologists Protection Society grants members the right to use the PPS Member logo on their own websites and stationery for as long as they remain a member. If your PPS membership lapses you must remove the logo from all materials.
A range of sizes are available and can be downloaded by clicking on the zipped logo collection below and then save to your computer. Alternatively you can use the html code which will ensure that if we update the logo, yours will automatically update as well.
The logo works best on a white background and to achieve this a number of techniques may be used such as a white strip which runs the length of your promotional material or a ‘tag’ / ‘box’ which should align to the top or bottom of artwork. The logo isn’t suitable for use over coloured backgrounds or photographs. In these cases the logo becomes illegible.
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How do I find out more about the CPD events you hold?
“The Professional Practitioner” portal is an online resource dedicated to promoting high standards of professional practice by practitioners in the talking and listening therapy services. The portal has been created by the Psychologists Protection Society Trust, a defence organisation, run for the benefit of members who are counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists. The main purpose of The Psychologists Protection Society is to provide members with assistance when complaints are received from clients and other professional protection matters. The Trust however also has a further objective: to help members avoid problems where possible, by providing education and advice to members and to promote high standards of professional practice.
This portal contains a variety of content, including articles, events, CPD activities, documents from the PPS archives, etc which are available to all members. Latest CPD events are listed on the website.
What happens when I make a claim?
Members Professional Protection claims are managed by The Board of Trustees. They may also release funds from the PPS Discretionary Trust Fund when unforeseen circumstances arise. Once the Board has reviewed your claim, PPS will communicate the Board’s decision and any further questions that might arise.
Claims made to the Public Liability Insurance will be forwarded to and managed directly by the insurer.
I need some advice, who can I talk to?
Members should contact PPS as soon as possible should they require advice or assistance. Even if you do not think your problem might lead to a claim, we urge you to contact PPS as soon as possible to discuss matters. By discussing an issue promptly with PPS, we may be able to help you prevent further problems from arising. PPS staff will ask you to follow up this discussion in writing by post or email should you need to make a claim. Click here to find out how to contact PPS.
I wish to make a claim, what should I do?
When a PPS Member finds themselves in difficulties and wishes to make a claim, they should contact PPS by telephone as soon as possible, though this must be followed up in writing by email or letter. Click here to find out how to contact PPS.
How do I renew my membership subscription?
You can choose to renew your membership online or by post. Click here to find out more about renewing your PPS membership.
I am an existing member, is it possible to upgrade my membership?
Existing PPS Members who are resident in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland can upgrade their membership at any time.
It is possible to upgrade from:
- Bronze level to Silver level
- Bronze level to Gold level
- Silver level to Gold level
Click here to find out more about upgrading your PPS membership,
What is your Privacy and Data Protection Policy?
Click here to view our Privacy and Data Protection Policy.
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I wish to see what information you hold on me, how can I request this?
PPS conforms to the rules of the Data Protection Act 2018. Please be assured that your information is held safely and will never be passed on to any third party for commercial reasons. If you wish to find out what information we hold please contact us to discuss this further.
What is your contact telephone number?
Our telephone number is (UK) 0333 320 8074 and (Outside the UK) 00 44 333 320 8074.
Click here to view our contact details.
Can I set up a Direct Debit to pay for my PPS membership?
We do not at present accept Direct Debit.
Where can I find my policy wording, membership rules, terms of business, plan details etc?
Click here to view our Members Professional Protection Plan, Public Liability Insurance Policy, Membership Rules and Terms of Business.
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Psychologists Protection Society and PPS are the trading names for the Psychologists Protection Society Trust (PPST). All plans and insurance policies are arranged and administered by Psychologists Protection Services Ltd (PPS Ltd). For the purposes of introducing insurance, the Psychologists Protection Society Trust (PPST) is an Introducer Appointed Representative of SWIM Ltd, and for the purposes of administering insurance Psychologists Protection Services Ltd (PPS Ltd) are an Appointed Representative of SWIM Ltd. SWIM Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
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