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The organisation is comprised of two business entities: The College of Podiatry and 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 College of Podiatry is an independent Trade Union registered with the United Kingdom Union Certification Officer, and a company limited by guarantee (registered number 400709).

The College is governed by its Council (the Board of Directors).  The College holds annual national elections to Council.

The College'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 College are laid down in the College's By-Laws, which may be changed by the Council of the College. The College has a corporate governance document which sets out the responsibilities of its Officers and Directors, terms of reference for Committees of the College, as well as procedures for supervision and control.  Additionally, the College 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 College, and Benevolent Fund publish an annual report and accounts as well as a review of the year.  

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

Committee Directory 

Committee Attendance List

Each year, as part of its accountability to members, the College publishes 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