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Hi Gr8mums

I’ve just checked this out with the BHPS and unfortunately, currently, there is no licensing and anyone can set up as a hedgehog rescue. Although it is apparently something being discussed by the RSPCA.

However, information from BHPS:
The rescues that are on the directory we keep are encouraged to go on a rehabilitation and first aid course for hedgehogs that we co-run with Vale Wildlife Hospital. We also insist they have an associated vet before they are added. If we receive complaints we investigate and when necessary remove them from the directory and/or report concerns to RSPCA who have powers to close rescues down.

So if you know of a rescue giving out bad advice, etc. perhaps they should be reported to BHPS. You can contact them by going to BHPS – click on their logo above – and click on ‘contact us’.