VicLeather conducted a disciplinary meeting early in November 2017. This was the first and only meeting of this kind that has been held since the creation of VicLeather in 2011.
There were issues identified in the processes involved in this procedure. There was a lot learned in the experience of conducting a disciplinary action for those in the Disciplinary Sub-Committee and the rest of the committee. The safety of our VicLeather members and their friends is always paramount,. Vic Leather wants to provide a safe space in the Leather and Kink/BDSM Communities. That may mean we need to review our own processes, consult with experts in the field for an outside perspective (whilst maintaining our members confidentiality) and then change any procedures that are problematic for those involved. Our prime objective is to ensure VicLeather is always fair and ethical in our actions.
Our new disciplinary policy will assist the next disciplinary subcommittee by detailing a clear process to follow if this situation arises again. Emotions can run high for everyone under these circumstances and we believe a policy will minimise an emotional response from the committee if another complaint is received.
The VicLeather Committee.