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Social Support Committee

Role: To promote and support contact and peer support among members of the PPSG and the wider community of Polio Survivors. To monitor the activities of the individual Social Support Groups, and any other groups which come under this committee’s remit from the Board, to ensure that these are in conformity with the policies of the Group.  The Committee shall carry out the directions of the Board in matters it considers relate to social support.

Ethics & Benefits Committee

Role: To devise an ethics policy for approval by the Board, and to monitor its implementation.  To devise and keep under review a fair, equitable and efficient system of assessment of the needs of Polio Survivors. To devise and keep under review clear guidelines for the administration of benefits to alleviate those needs out of the allocated resources of the Group in a manner that is fair, equitable, efficient and transparent, and to monitor the implementation of the guidelines. The Committee shall carry out the directions of the Board in matters it considers relate to ethics and benefits.

Fundraising Committee

Role: To fundraise, to issue appeals, to solicit and receive donations, subscriptions, gifts and benefits of all legally and morally acceptable kinds.  The Committee shall carry out the directions of the Board in matters it considers relate to fundraising.

Compliance & Governance Committee

Role: To advise the Board on matters related to governance of the Group.  To devise compliance and governance policies for approval by the Board, and to monitor their implementation. To review all external factors affecting the Group or with the potential to affect the Group, including proposed, new or changed legislation, new or changed relationships between the Group and other bodies, including funding bodies.


To advise the Board on changes to systems, structures and procedures within the Group which might be necessary from time to time in order ensure compliance with current legislation and funders’ requirements. The Committee shall plan and monitor the assurance of the Group’s systems on an annual basis to keep the Board informed of its compliance position with respect to such requirements.


To monitor the work of the Board of Directors and all other committees (formal or otherwise) of the Group to ensure good governance and compliance with any or all agreements and legislation affecting and effecting the work and orderly running of the Group.  The Committee shall carry out the directions of the Board in matters related to compliance and governance.

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