If a member behaves in a way that may go against our beliefs or policies, Learning Disability England follows a set process to decide if they should leave.
Learning Disability England aims to have a strong and positive network of members with shared aims and who work well together and support each other.
To achieve this, Learning Disability England has policies in place that state our beliefs as an organisation and how we expect members to behave.
Learning Disability England develops these policies by speaking to members about what’s important to them and adopting good policies that already exist.
If Learning Disability England is told or finds out that a member is behaving in a way that goes against our beliefs or policies, we will speak to the member to find out more.
A subgroup of the Representative Body will then discuss the information provided by the member, and maybe other members of Learning Disability England too.
The subgroup will then decide whether a member should be asked to leave or not.
If a member is asked to leave but they disagree with the decision, they can ask Learning Disability England’s full Representative Body to review the decision.
Our official policy when things go wrong
1. We will contact the person and organisation. We will let them know what we are worried about or the complaint we have had.
2. We will ask them what they think is happening or if they want to give us any other information.
3. We will offer to meet or talk about what has happened.
4. The subgroup will look at all the information from the member, Learning Disability England’s aims, values and policies we support and decide based on that.
5. We will then tell the member what they decided.
6. If the member thinks it is wrong or unfair, they can send a complaint or appeal to the full Representative Body via the co-chairs.