Governance at CSP

Find out how the CSP is governed and what council and our committees do, and read our Royal Charter and other governance documents

The CSP takes good governance and representing members in its governance processes seriously.

Our council provides leadership for the physiotherapy profession. It identifies and agrees CSP policy and strategy and is responsible for the governance of the organisation. 

Council consults with and listens to the our committees before taking decisions.

Our four strategic committees are:

Together,  council and the committees:

  • set strategy and direction in line with our overall purpose
  • ensure accountability to our members by monitoring performance and ensuring effective compliance controls are in place
  • ensure that we adhere to our Royal Charter, standing orders, regulations and policies.

The CSP is set up by Royal Charter and is both a Chartered Society and a Special Register Trade Union. 

Chartered bodies areincorporated, in the same way as companies are, but the Companies Acts are not applicableto them. Chartered bodies also have boards – and in the CSP this is called the CSP Council. 

The Annual Representative Conference (ARC) also plays an important role in representing the views of members and influencing the direction of council. 

Royal Charter and other governance documents and policies

Policies and procedures

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