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Transitional Housing policies at the Policy Place

By Kendra Beri | November 23, 2023

If you’re a business or Not-for-Profit organisation wanting to get into Transitional Housing, The Policy Place can help you with the policies you need. Accredited & Policy Place member If you’re already a member of our online policy service and have Level 3 or above Social Sector Accreditation status, the job of getting your policies…

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Misinformation and Disinformation Policies and Procedures

By Kendra Beri | November 19, 2023

Misinformation and disinformation are significant hazards for a workplace. They can cause serious reputational damage and loss for a business/organisation. Good news – as a member of the Policy Place online policy service, you have policies to help minimise these risks. In this post, we’ll identify some of these policies for you to use in…

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What’s so good about the Policy Place online policy service?

By Kendra Beri | October 9, 2023

What’s so good about the Policy Place online policy service?  It’s our most popular service, especially for agencies and practitioners who have to comply with the Social Sector Accreditation Standards and Ngā Paerewa Health and Disability Services Standard. So what do you get for money? 24/7 access to core policy content to support your compliance all…

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What should be in your Workplace Dress Code Policy?

By Kendra Beri | October 1, 2023

At the Policy Place we often get asked about whether organisations should have a Workplace Dress Code policy.  Codes typically involve a list of what not to wear. But how about a more fun Code. One that supports a commitment to equity and diversity, and individual styles and differences while setting some bottom lines.  Here…

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Incorporated Society Rules and the Treaty of Waitangi

By Kendra Beri | September 21, 2023

Protect what’s important With the new regime of the Incorporated Societies Act 2022 about to kick in it’s time to review and update your Incorporated Society Rules. Incorporated Society Rules are an organisation’s Constitution. They are foundational and provide a great way of embedding your agency’s core values and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty…

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Māori Language policy and procedure for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

By Kendra Beri | September 11, 2023

In Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, have you got a Māori language policy and procedure up and running? If not, now’s the time to get  one happening. Te reo Māori is an official language of Aotearoa/New Zealand (NZ) along with English and NZ Sign Language.  According to Sir James Henare, “Ko te reo te…

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What about fair treatment for Kiritapu Allan?

By Kendra Beri | July 24, 2023

Fair treatment for Kiritapu Allan would have resulted in a different decision.  She has not been afforded due process and as a result, the Prime Minister’s decision to revoke her Ministerial portfolios is unfair.  Employees, who like Kiri are charged with criminal offending, at least have the benefit of some basic employment protections.  In this…

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AI Policy and Procedures – issues for social and health services

By Kendra Beri | July 10, 2023

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) rapidly evolves, health and social service organisations need AI policy and procedures to guide their ethical and responsible use of AI. We derive many benefits from AI. In the social service and health sectors,  these include support with decision-making and diagnostics, efficiency gains, improved record management and evidence-based practice. But there…

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The Policy Place online policies – questions and answers

By Kendra Beri | July 2, 2023

The Policy Place provides online policies to social, health, education and other human services. Here are five frequently asked questions we receive from members when just starting out on the system.  New members should also take a look at videos and guidance posted here. Q1. How do I change the Client/Service User statement? The Service…

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National Adverse Event Policy Commences

By Kendra Beri | June 30, 2023

The new National Adverse Event Policy commences for Aotearoa/New Zealand on 1 July 2023. It improves on the old one. At the Policy Place, we’ve been updating our members’ online Adverse Event Management policy to be ready for the commencement of the new national policy. If you’re into the DIY approach, as a health and…

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