Additional Policies and Procedures to Support Governance Requirements

In addition to your Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures, there may be other policies and procedures which you can or may be be required to put in place to support your organisation’s governance requirements.

First, you should make sure you have a Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures document in place which adequately addresses the specific risks and processes within your organisation. We have some templates for different organisations which can help you identify what you might need in your policy and procedures.

Safeguarding Adults Policy & Procedures Templates

Additional Policies and Procedures

In addition to your Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures, you may want to consider, or even be required, to put in place the following policies:

  • Safeguarding Children
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Social Media
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Safe Activities Risk Assessments
  • Code of Conduct and process for a breach of these for staff, coaches, officials, volunteers, participant or members, carers or personal assistances and fans
  • Discipline and Grievance
  • Concerns, Complaints and Compliments
  • Whistleblowing Policy
  • Safe Recruitment and Selection (for staff and volunteers)
  • Contract Compliance
  • Information Policy, Data Protection and Information Sharing
  • Modern Slavery

Guidance to Help Create Additional Policies

We have collected a number of resources to help you create some of the additional policies and procedures we’ve listed above. These should help you shape your own policies and give you guidance on what needs to be included.

Safeguarding Resources and Guides NCVO: Developing Policies and Procedures Workplace Bullying and Harassment Acas: Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures Information Commissioner's Office (ICO): UK GDPR resources CPSU: Sample Children's Safeguarding Policy Statement HSE: Risk Assessment Template and Examples Acas: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy Template


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