Help with developing policies and sample policies

Other people who can help with Help with developing policies and sample policies

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Have a section on their website that covers all areas of Equality.
Provide information about the responsibilities involved in being an employer.
Run a helpline for employers and employees about employment rights and rules.

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They have gathered sample policies from local LGBT organisations and produced a Policy Toolkit to help organisations wishing to develop their own policies.

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Provide a range of guides on quality assurance, monitoriing and evaluation, including PQASSO (Practical Quality Assurance System for Small Organisations). Some resources are free to download from their website.

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Voting equipment

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Community Works runs the following projects for the voluntary sector in Brighton & Hove:



They have an electronic voting system which is available to hire. This consists of hand-held pads which can be used by people in a meeting to vote. The results are then displayed instantly on a laptop. They also have a wooden ballot box, which groups can borrow.

0116 234 7227 or 020 7825 2607

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The NSPCC Consultancy services provide support and advice to community organisations working with children.
They also have a wide range of publications on child protection and safeguarding children on their website.

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This site provides a range of sample policies, successful fundraising applications, employment contracts and other information. To view the documents you have to register, but there is no cost.

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Safety Net is a charity that provides training and support for community groups around safeguarding.

They run safeguarding training for community groups, and offer support with developing safeguarding policies. You can arrange a one-to-one session to write a safeguarding policy. This costs £30 for small groups.

They offer a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) application service.

They run a free monthly DBS advice surgery for groups that are members of Community Works, on the first Thursday of every month. You need to book a half-hour slot in advance. If you are using Safety Net for your DBS applications, you can also bring forms and ID documents for checking at the surgery.

They can help organisations use the Simple Quality Protects tool to assess the quality of their work and services.