SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP FOR LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN

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CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMUNITY PRACTITIONERS AND HEALTH VISITORS ASSOCIATION INTEREST GROUP FOR PROMOTING THE HEALTH OF LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN

The name of the group shall be ‘ Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association Interest Group for Promoting the Health of Looked After Children and Young People.’

Aims

Objectives

Publications

Newsletter

Membership

  1. Membership should be open to all members and staff of the CPHVA, but may also be open to other interested parties. At least 50% should be members or staff of the CPHVA.
  2. Subscriptions should be determined from time to time by the annual general meeting of the group.
  3. Termination of membership. Membership shall be terminated in the following manner:-

    1. by resigning in writing to the Membership Secretary. Resignations shall be effective from the date of the receipt by the secretary. Subscriptions shall not be refunded to any member who resigns.

    2. By non-payment of subscription. Any person whose subscription is outstanding for more than six months shall cease to be a member.

Subscriptions

The initial annual subscription shall be £10 each October and thereafter shall be determined from time by the Annual General Meeting.

Membership Application Form

Officers and Committee

    1. The affairs of the group shall be administered by a committee comprising the elected officers of the group and committee members. The committee shall be the governing body of the group between general meetings and shall carry with effect the policy of the group as set down in General Meetings. The committee shall meet as often as it deems necessary.
    2. There shall be the following officers who shall be voting members of the committee: Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer and General Secretary.
    3. Officers shall be elected each year by members attending the AGM. Only members present at the AGM shall be entitled to vote. The vote shall be by secret ballot.

    4. Duties of officers:-

Chair - The Chair shall preside at all general and committee meetings when possible. In the event of a tie in any vote the Chair shall have the casting vote. The Chair should ensure that an Annual Report is submitted to the CPHVA for the Annual Report.

Vice-Chair - The Vice-Chair shall preside at meetings in the absence of the Chair.

General Secretary - The General Secretary shall be responsible for the administration of the group meetings of the committee.

Treasurer - The Treasurer shall be responsible for the financial affairs of the group. The Treasure shall prepare a budget for the committee and shall present the accounts to the AGM.

Committee Members - The committee shall comprise the officers and members elected at the AGM. There shall be as many committee members including the officers as are deemed necessary by the executive to allow fair representation of all members. Sub-committees may be set up as deemed necessary by the committee.

The group shall set up such sub-committees as it feels necessary for the good of the group, by majority decision of members attending a general meeting.

General Meetings

    The principle policymaking body of the group shall be the members in the General Meetings.

    There shall be an Annual General Meeting of the group. The date and venue shall be determined by the Committee and shall be notified to members at least two months before the date of the meeting.

    Extraordinary General Meetings may be called by the committee or by a petition of at least 25 members to the General Secretary at least six weeks before the proposed date of the meetings.

    Resolutions for submission to a General Meeting shall be made and seconded by members and shall be submitted to the Secretary at least one month before the date of the General Meeting.

    The Secretary shall circulate an Agenda for a General Meeting to members at least two weeks before the date of the General Meeting but if any members fails to receive an Agenda, no decision of the meeting will thereby be invalidated.

    The business of the Annual General Meeting shall be to receive a report on behalf of the Committee by the Secretary on the activities of the group and to receive a financial statement.

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Contacts

Chair


27 Holly Croft
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG14 2DR
Tel. 01707 324 541

 

Vice Chair


266 Woodgrange Drive
Southend, Essex
SS1 25H
Tel. 01707 464 693

Treasurer


36 Cotswold Drive
Garforth, Leeds
 LS25 2DD
Tel. 0113 286 1654

Membership Secretary

Janet Butterfield
Child Health Department
St. Mary's Hospital
Greenhill Road
Armely
Leeds
Tel. 0113 305 5266

Secretary

Elizabeth Skinner
30 Leyland Road
London
SE12 8DT
Tel. 0208 8524946

 

 

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