In addition, The Society has since 1854 published an Annual Report which summarises its activities and the state of its finances.
Other areas of the website describe the relationship and composition of The Society's Trustees, staff, committees, and volunteers.
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Our Charter, Rules & By-Laws
The By-Laws - The By-Laws set out the general way The Society is governed.
The Rules - The Rules are made under Section 16 of the Charter of The Royal Photographic Society. They form part of the management procedures and determine the day-to-day way The Society is run. The Charter and By-Laws of The Society prevail if there is conflict in meaning or instruction.
The Society is required to submit its Annual Report and Accounts to the United Kingdom's Charity Commission. The Commission's website provides some graphical analysis of The Society's accounts which may be useful. The Society's charity number is 1107831 and the Charity Commission's website can be found by clicking the link here. Recent Society Annual Reports and Accounts can be found below:
The Society's Procedural documents are split into three types: Distinctions (DP), Financial (FP) and Management (MP) and Forms (MF). Each document is available below. All the Procedural documents were reviewed and agreed by Council in August 2013. The next major review will take place in summer 2015, although minor changes are made on an on-going basis which is reflected in the issue number on each document.
FP001 Finance Delegation and Control - General Procedures - Issue 3
FP002 Finance Delegation and Control - Investments - Issue 2
FP003 Finance Delegation and Control - Regions and Groups - Issue 6
MF001 Document Index - Issue 12
MF002 Proxy Form for Annual General Meeting - Issue 1
MF003 Expenses Claim Form - Issue 6
MF005 Staff Organisation Chart - Issue 2
MF007 Code of Practice for Electronic Communications - Issue 2
MF012 Website Conditions of Use - Issue 2
MF016 Accident Report Form - Issue 3
MP001 Management Manual - Issue 5
MP002 Advisory Board Regulations - Issue 2
MP003 Regulations and Guidelines for Regions - Issue 5
MP004 Regulations and Guidelines for Groups - Issue 6
MP005 Regulations and Guidelines for Overseas Chapters - Issue 2
MP006 Document Control - Issue 3
MP007 Complaints Procedure - Issue 3
MP008 Volunteer Policy - Issue 3
MP009 RPS Brand Identity - Part 1
MP010 Risk Management Guide - Issue 2
MP011 Code of Conduct for Members - Issue 3
MP012 Code of Conduct for Members of Council - Issue 3
MP013 Model Group Constitution - Issue 1
MP014 Awards Rules and Guidelines - Issue 2
MP015 Election Procedures - Issue 4
MP016 Public Relation Policy - Issue 1
DP001 Issue 7 Fellowship Board Nov 15
DP002 Issue 5 Panel Assessment Nov 15
DP003 Issue 4 Guidelines for Distinctions Advisory and Review Days Nov 15
DP006 Issue 5 Distinctions Requirements for the Direct Route to Fellowship Nov 15
DP009 Issue 2 Distinctions Roles and Responsibilities Nov 15
DP010 Issue 2 Distinctions Referral and Resubmissions Nov 15
DP011 Issue 1 Distinctions Panel Membership Selection and Training Nov 15
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