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The Society “group” is comprised of three business entities: The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists; The College of Podiatry; The Benevolent Fund of The Society of Chiropodists.

Governance is the framework of rules and practices in which the separate members of the group operate, ensuring accountability, fairness and transparency in their relationships with all their stakeholders. 

The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists is an independent Trade Union registered with the United Kingdom Union Certification Officer, and a company limited by guarantee (registered number 400709).

The Society is governed by its Council (the Board of Directors).  The Society holds annual national elections to Council.  If you would like to stand for election to Council, further information is available here.

The Society’s constitutional framework is set out in its Articles of Association.  These may only be changed by a vote of members at an Annual or Extraordinary Meeting.  The rules governing many operational aspects of the Society are laid down in the Society’s By-Laws, which may be changed by the Council of the Society.  The Society has a corporate governance document which sets out the responsibilities of its Officers and Directors, terms of reference for Committees of the Society, as well as procedures for supervision and control.  Additionally, the Society has a Code of Conduct which sets out the standards it expects of its members. 

Society Articles of Association 2015


SCP Corporate Governance

Code of Conduct

The College of Podiatry is a charitable foundation and a company limited by guarantee (registered charity in England and Wales number 1145855, and in Scotland number: SC043965; registered company number: 2836276)

The College is governed by a Board of Trustees. The College is the focal point for all matters relating to education, public health and research.  More information on its structure can be found in the education area.

The College of Podiatry Articles 

The College of Podiatry Corporate Governance 

The College of Podiatry Code of Conduct

The Benevolent Fund of The Society of Chiropodists is a charitable foundation (charity registered in England and Wales number: 205684) which supports members in need of assistance.  Further information is available here.

Accountability and Annual Reports

The Society, College, and Benevolent Fund publish an annual report and accounts as well as a review of the year.  These documents are available here.

Directors of the Society and Trustees of the College must declare their interests. A Register of Interests is published annually for members of Council and Trustees of the College

Committee membership list and calendar of meetings

Members of the Society may attend certain meetings as observers.  If you wish to do so, please contact the Chief Executive’s office for further information.   

Committee Directory 

Calendar of meetings June 2017 to July 2018 

Committee Attendance List

Each year, as part of its accountability to members, the Society and College publish records of attendance of members at meetings of Boards and Committees.  Until now, we have published this information in our annual review but for the first time we are now exclusively publishing this online.

Committee Attendance List 2014

Committee Attendance List 2015 

CoP and RCPSG Memorandum of Understanding

Memorandum of understanding between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the College of Podiatry. 

Memorandum of Understanding