Being a member organisation places LAYC in an unique and responsible position to ensure the efforts of the organisation are channelled in ways that support those groups who are in ownership. Membership should not just be seen as a convenient/administrative way of accessing services, but as a collective organisation charged with meeting members needs in the most appropriate and effective way.
LAYC is registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) and therefore Membership is open to any corporate and unicorporated body (given the latter nominates an individual to represent that organisation) subject to meeting the following membership conditions.
LAYC is open to any youth and children’s group operating in the local authority areas of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian providing that it:
- accepts the purposes of LAYC;
- has a membership/contact with more than 12 children/young people;
- holds regular meetings and offers more than one major activity;
- keeps appropriate records including those for insurance purposes;
- is operated on a not for profit basis;
- is not affiliated to or associated with any political party;
- will supply a copy of its constitution;
- operates recruitment, selection and appointment procedures for workers which seek to safeguard young people and children
- ensures all staff, volunteers and trustees are aware of child protection measures and adopt appropriate good practice;
- carries out such criminal record checks on youth and children’s workers, volunteers and other adults involved in the running of their group as may be required by legislation or local authority regulations;
- does not allow individuals with relevant previous conviction(s) such as might render them to be deemed not a fit person to be involved in any aspect of running of the group as determined by legislation;
- does not operate as a uniform type organisation;
- by affiliating to LAYC will contribute and be beneficial to the work of LAYC in providing support to youth and children’s work providers
- pays the affiliation fee in place at the time.
An individual who supports the objectives of LAYC may apply to become an Associate Member but will not have the right to attend nor vote at Members’ meetings.
A copy of the SCIO constitution adopted at the October 2011 AGM and thereafter approved by OSCR is available via this link or on request from LAYC.
A copy of the latest Annual Report is also available via this link or on request.Print This Page