People who are part of a circle may or may not be members of the co-operative.
Any member of the co-operative has the right to request participation in any Circle Meeting (as a guest). The level of participation will depend on the Circle but in general:
- 1.The Circle guest participates in the introduction and closing rounds of the meeting.
- 2.Any questions that the guest has should either be in asked in advance, in a dedicated space at the meeting itself or afterwards to the Circle Leader or Delegate.
- 3.The Circle guest agrees to absent themselves during any discussions of a confidential nature, as defined by the Circle or Equal Care Co-op's policies and procedures (for example, Vulnerable Adults Policy).
All Circle Meeting minutes and membership will be available to members of the co-operative.