Mr Madin made a self-disclosure which was sufficient to refer for consideration under Article 4.6 of the Memorandum & Articles of Association.
The allegations were that Mr Madin's conviction for fraud by false representation suggested that his behaviour was incompatible with the values of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and may be lacking in the personal moral quality of integrity to which counsellors and psychotherapists are strongly encouraged to aspire. It further suggested that his fitness to practise may have been impaired.
The member was invited to send in a written response, and he did so. The Panel requested and received further information from Mr Madin.
The Panel carefully considered all the original evidence submitted under Article 4.6 together with the response and additional information received from Mr Madin.
The Panel decided to implement Article 4.6 of the Memorandum and Articles of Association and withdraw BACP membership from Nigel Madin to take effect 28 days from notification of this decision. The Panel gave its reasons for its decision as follows:
- Mr Madin's conviction for fraud is a very serious matter. Whilst he was offered the chance to justify his claim that there was no monetary loss to the retailer, nor gain to himself, he was not able to do so to the satisfaction of the Panel.
- Were the facts of this matter to come to the attention of the general public, it could bring the reputation of BACP into disrepute.
Mr Madin was given the opportunity to appeal the decision, but no appeal was received. Consequently his membership was withdrawn.
Any future application for membership of this Association will be considered under Article 4.3 of the Memorandum and Articles of the Association.