The Investigating Committee is a statutory Committee set up under section 13 of the Act.
It comprises of the Chairman of Council plus five other members of Council. At least one member must be a practising farrier, or have been previously actively engaged in farriery for a period of not less than five years. Its duty is to investigate complaints against Registered Farriers which contain allegations of serious professional misconduct in a professional respect (i.e. those which may be capable of leading to the removal of the farrier’s name from the Register or their registration being suspended), fraudulent registration or conviction of an offence involving cruelty to animals. The Investigating Committee must decide whether the allegation is sufficiently serious, and the evidence sufficiently strong, for the matter to be referred to the Disciplinary Committee for its consideration.
Mr A B Charlwood (Chairman)
Mr Y Breisner
Mr P N Baker AWCF
Mr B Benson AWCF
Col N C Smith BVetMed MSc MRCVS
Operations Superintendent P Stilgoe
The purpose of this document is to set out the current conventions of the Farriers Registration Council (FRC) with regard to the constitution of the various Committees.