Position statements

Producing position statements to enable members to lobby and influence effectively

Position Statements are produced by the College to present the College’s viewpoint concerning political, cultural, ethical and social issues, which impact on occupational therapy. They may or may not contain brief recommendations. Position statements keep members informed of the College’s stance and activity on important matters.

Seeking collaborative partners to work on issues of common interest

Position statements are produced by the College and may be endorsed by partners.

We welcome dialogue with government, assemblies and departments on areas of mutual interest

We want to improve the services and lives of the public, service users and their carers. Occupational therapy has a unique contribution to make.

Providing information and guidance to the public on different areas of policy

College position statements are useful to members of the public who want to influence service provision or understand the perspective of the profession.

COT Position Statements