Whether you are a new group starting up or an established organisation policies can help to shape and change your organisation for the better.
Below we have attached a few that you may find helpful as you develop or change the way you work. Some are templates with gaps, others are example documents that groups have very kindly said we could use as examples. Which ever you decide to use, we recommend that you look through them and make the necessary changes so that they become relevant to you and your organisation or group – funders often ask for policies and it would be embarrasing if necessary changes hadn’t been made. It is also crucial that you feel you can pratically carry out the guidance or practice that the policy refers to. If you get stuck please give one of the team a ring and we’ll do our best to help.
Safeguarding policy (also called Child protection)
Safeguarding flowchart (advises who to contact at which stages of a safeguarding issue)
Want a little advice on setting up a voluntary group or handling budgets. Below are examples of some best practice leaflets designed by our information team. The two sides of A4 are designed to give you a few pointers to help you on your way.