When a charity is set up, by law it must have a governing document, such as a constitution.

Our constitution is simply a set of written agreements governing the aims of the society, how it is run and how the members work together.

Our constitution is of paramount importance because:

Without such a written understanding, members may be unclear about our aims, and how we work to achieve them

It acts as a point of reference and helps us resolve any problems or controversies that may arise

It reassures our members, the public and any funding bodies that our charity is properly run and that our money is effectively managed

It illustrates that as a group we are democratic and accountable, with clear methods by which decisions are made

A copy of the current SICS constitution is available here. Any amendments can only be ratified at an Annual General Meeting, or an Extraordinary General Meeting, as set out in the document itself.