FAMILIAS’ business is conducted by an Executive, comprising two elected representatives from each region, the Chair of the Bishops' Committee for Marriage and Family Life, the national Marriage and Family Life Office Advisers and any co-opted members as agreed by the Executive. The Executive is also supported by a part-time Administrator.

Caroline Dollard

Marriage and Family Life Adviser, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
Work Phone: 07807 106441
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Biographical Info

Caroline joined the Bishops’ Conference as the Family Catechesis Development Worker in March 2014 and was subsequently appointed as Marriage & Family Life Adviser in January 2017. She has wide experience in retreat work and formation of catechists for ministry with children and adults.

Categories: Familias Steering Group

Role of the FAMILIAS Executive:

  • To formulate policy of the Association for approval by a simple majority of full members
  • To propose fees for membership and associate membership; draft a budget for the approval of members and make payments on behalf of the Association
  • To propose alterations to the constitution, for submission to members for agreement by a two-thirds majority
  • Set up and manage resource databases
  • Organise national meetings of Marriage & Family Life Coordinators
  • Consider and seek opinions from all members, through their regional steering group representatives, regarding action on proposals made by members
  • Set up and maintain records of members and associate members
  • Be a contact point for the media and represent the Association externally