i. Act as a central point of contact for our members with welfare issues or disputes;
ii. Handle any welfare complaints and organise disciplinary investigations involving our members;
iii. Support the Executive with welfare and accessibility issues, for example help ensure accessibility of venues for events, provision of plain text versions of campaign graphics;
iv. Maintain a relationship with the party’s Pastoral Care Officer;
v. Promote diversity and equality of access within the Young Liberals, including by ensuring a welcoming environment and managing safeguarding of under18s;
vi. Provide a degree of pastoral support for Young Liberals members at Young Liberals events;
vii. Ensure that Young Liberals events are supported by registered first-aiders where required.
Katharine is based in York, studying a PhD in autism in the Palaeolithic and the role in cultural evolution. They joined the party in 2017 and have stood as a candidate for both council and Parliament. They also hold a position in LDDA. They are a fan of pantomime, performing with their university society and love penguins so much that they have a penguin tattoo.