Model Policy Documents

On this page there are documents relating to specific policy areas that you can adapt to meet the needs of your own group.

Be aware that for good governance it is not enough so simply have a policy on paper. These template policies are a start point for you to adapt and make relevant to your work. They should be formally adopted by trustees/directors of the organisation, read and understood by staff and volunteers, and carry through into the practice and procedures of your organisation.

If you do not find what you are looking for here or would like to download an alternative policy then NCVO have policies available which can be requested from their website.

Data Protection Policy

Volunteering Policy

Equality and Diversity Policy

Health Safety Statement Policy

Leave, TOIL and Flexible Working Policy

Off-Site Lone Working Policy

Safeguarding Children Policy and Statement

Good Practice Guidance on VCS Consortia

To discuss what policies you might need or how to apply them to your organisation, please contact HVSSS.