All EBA members are subject to the terms and conditions of their membership level. If issues arise with a member of any level please file a complaint using the procedure on this page.
EQUINE BEHAVIOUR AFFILIATION
All EBA members are subject to the terms and conditions of their membership level.
If issues arise with a member of any level the following procedure should be followed
All complaints need to be made in writing, emailed to the EBA Secretary on email@example.com
The complaint must include:
- Name of member
- Nature of the complaint
- Date of incident
- Location of incident
- Violation of terms and conditions
- Any other details relevant to the complaint to aid investigation
The Board will investigate the complaint and inform the complainant within 30 days of the outcome. As part of this process the member affected will be contacted.
In the case of serious incidents which may require further investigation and legal advice, a final decision may not be possible within 30 days. In such cases an interim update will be provided to the complainant within 30 days and they will be informed of the next stages.
In such cases complainants will have contact maintained over the period until there has been a resolution.
The Secretary will be responsible for maintaining contact with the complainant and the member unless otherwise specified.
Outcomes following a complaint could include the following:
- No action
- Written warning
- Limitations on practice
- Educational requirements
- Removal as a member
- Removal from an EBA course for students
- Removal of ‘accredited’ status
- This list is not intended to be exhaustive and will be dependant on membership level.
Should any complaint be due to breaking of a law or legal matter then this will influence outcome.
In the cases of malicious complaints EBA will support the member as appropriate, including with litigation.
Should any subsequent changes in practice, ethics or learning be required then this will be anonymised.
If the complaint involves a member of the Committee, they will not be involved in the Disciplinary Board or committee discussions on the matter.
EBA is committed to supporting members through professional accreditation, education and opportunities for development.
We have 3 levels of Membership:
- EBA Student
Visit our Membership Page for details on what each level offers and how to join.
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For any individuals who are interested in equine behaviour but who are not practising as an EBA Accredited Equine Behaviourist.
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