The Policy Place Blog

Policies and procedures for vaccination privacy

By Kendra Beri | November 18, 2021

Privacy policy and procedure is a common accreditation requirement in health and disability, social service and education sectors. At the Policy Place we help people and agencies with their policies and procedures for accreditation purposes. We see Privacy policies in all shapes and sizes. The best policies and procedures are simple, accessible and usable. They…

Read More
Policy, New Zealand, Law, Employment, Rights, Contract

Mandatory vaccination policies and procedures

By Kendra Beri | October 25, 2021

It’s all on with mandatory vaccination for social, health, education and prison staff in Aotearoa. Employing agencies need to move quickly on their vaccination policy and procedure. The Mandate The COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 has commenced. It provides for mandatory vaccination of certain roles in health, disability, education, and…

Read More

How to achieve balance in your vaccination policy

By Kendra Beri | October 13, 2021

Aotearoa has now joined other countries to require health and community support workers and teachers to be vaccinated for Covid-19.  At the Policy Place, we’re updating our  Vaccination policy and procedure for our members to prepare for the changes. But what about in other areas of social and community services? Can and should your organisation’s…

Read More
policy and procedure for financial governance

3 policy and procedure tips for effective financial governance

By Kendra Beri | October 4, 2021

It’s often hard for a not-for-profit organisation to work out the role a board should have in the financial management of the organisation versus the role of management. Policies and procedures are vital! At the Policy Place Ltd, we help organisations with online and bespoke policies and procedures to guide boards and managers in the…

Read More

Your workplace vaccination policy and procedure

By Kendra Beri | September 16, 2021

You might think it’s easy when it comes to requiring staff to get vaccinated. They should be given the choice – jab or job, right? Wrong. It’s not so simple at all, especially when it comes to vaccinations for existing staff in frontline positions eg health and social service staff. It’s a balancing act There’s…

Read More

Policy and procedure ideas for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

By Kendra Beri | September 12, 2021

It’s time to celebrate the first language of Aotearoa with Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori.  Kia kaha te reo Māori! Te reo Māori is a taonga protected by the Treaty of Waitangi. The Crown and its funded entities like education, social and health agencies, has a duty to actively protect it. What does active…

Read More

Online policies and procedures to stay current

By Kendra Beri | September 1, 2021

It’s important but tough to keep your policies and procedures up with the changing risks of COVID-19.  In Aotearoa, over the last 2 weeks and in the space of less than 24 hours, we’ve plunged from Alert Level 1 to Level 4 restrictions. Soon, we’ll be operating at different levels of restrictions. It’s complex. And it’s constantly…

Read More

Online policies and procedures – it’s a no-brainer!

By Kendra Beri | August 18, 2021

So you’ve joined the Policy Place online policy service. Welcome aboard! It’s our most popular service especially for agencies and practitioners who have to comply with the Social Sector Accreditation Standards and Health and Disability Standards. It’s a no-brainer. Not only do we provide online policies to help your compliance. We also review and update…

Read More

Improving policies and procedures for bullying and harassment

By Kendra Beri | August 9, 2021

Recent changes took effect for lawyers in July this year in Aotearoa. The changes address important gaps in the rules of conduct for lawyers relating to bullying, sexual harassment, racial harassment, violence and discrimination. They are worth considering if your policies and procedures on bullying and harassment are in need of an update. The case…

Read More

Policies and procedures for A&D recovery in the workplace

By Kendra Beri | August 3, 2021

We need a recovery approach to alcohol and drug use as a society. It’s been advocated in the criminal justice system so a health rather than a criminal approach would apply for drug and alcohol-related offending. (See, for example, He Waka Roimata pp 65-67;  Rights, respect & recovery: alcohol & drug treatment strategy) More recently,…

Read More