Membership Policy

 PACSO is a membership organisation, whereby the Board is elected by and accountable to a wider body of ordinary members.

 

Who can be a member of PACSO?

  1. Families who have a child with a disability (0-25 years) who live in the Chichester or Arun districts of West Sussex.
  2. PACSO staff who have a child with a disability (0-25 years) who live in the Chichester or Arun districts of West Sussex.
  3. Other individuals, aged 18 or over, who have an interest in supporting families who have a child with a disability, and who has skills that could benefit PACSO.

 

How much does it cost to become a member of PACSO?

  1. Membership is FREE.
  2. Members who have a child with a disability are required to fill out a Child Profile form for each child. This will then entitle them to apply for places at PACSO clubs and activities (subject to criteria).
  3. Places at PACSO activities will not be granted to members who have not completed an up-to-date Child Profile form – forms must be updated every 2 years, but it is the member’s responsibility to keep us informed of any changes to their child’s medication, diet etc.

 

What are PACSO members entitled to?

  1. Members can attend the Annual General Meeting, and have the power to take certain fundamental decisions, such as making changes to the constitution and dissolving the organisation. They also elect Board members.
  2. Members who have a child with a disability may apply for a place for their disabled child and any siblings (aged 5-18) at PACSO clubs and activities.
  3. Members may apply for a place for their family at PACSO family fun days and events.

 

Applying for Membership

  1. Interested persons should complete a Membership Form.
  2. Interested persons who have a child with a disability, should also complete the Child Profile section of the form.

 

Cancelling Membership

  1. Members may cancel their membership at any time by contacting the PACSO Office.
  2. Upon receipt of a request for cancellation, the member’s details will be removed from our Database in accordance with the terms of our Data Retention Policy.
  3. Any outstanding invoices or sums of money owed to PACSO will become immediately payable upon receipt of any request to cancel membership.
  4. The PACSO Trustees reserve the right to cancel membership of any individual who is found to pose a threat to other members or to any child attending PACSO.

 

PACSO Employees                                                                             

  1. PACSO Employees may become a member of PACSO, providing that they have a child with a disability (0-25 years) and live in the Chichester or Arun districts of West Sussex.
  2. PACSO staff are not entitled to cast a vote at the AGM.
  3. PACSO staff are not able to serve as a Trustee because of the potential risk of a conflict of interest.

Emma Kennedy

PACSO Play Manager

Last updated: 07/08/18     (V1.3)

 

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