The Policy Place Blog

Online policies to get that monkey off your back

By Kendra Beri | March 17, 2022

Online policies will lighten your load – your workload, worry and stress. They can be the key to a much improved working life.  Policies and procedures rarely feature on people’s top picks for things to do in the working day.  They can often fall prey to procrastination. But not keeping your policies updated can cause…

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BIG news, Big Changes – online policies

By Kendra Beri | March 14, 2022

NEWS FLASH – Policy Place members now have options to customise and download their online policies. The Policy Place’s online policy system has been upgraded and members can now start to enjoy the benefits. In this post, we look at the new options and implications for members. Online policies Policy Place members have their own…

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Policy tips for cultural responsiveness

By Kendra Beri | February 8, 2022

It’s foundational  Cultural responsiveness is foundational for any social service, health or other agency in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It’s  a core requirement of the new Health and Disability Standards, which take effect on 28 February 2022. It’s also central to the Social Sector Accreditation Standards. The foundational nature of cultural responsiveness should reflect across an organisation’s…

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3 tips for your Use of Restraint policy

By Kendra Beri | January 17, 2022

The new Health and Disability Standards come into effect in February 2022. At the Policy Place we’re updating our online policies for our members. We’ve just finished updating the Use of Restraint policy. If your policies are due for an update to come into line with the new Health and Disability standards then now is…

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How to make policies an atomic habit in your organisation

By Kendra Beri | January 6, 2022

Listening to Brenee Brown’s interview with James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits, I was reminded about the necessity for policies to be an atomic habit in health, social and education services. Goals are the results we want. Policies and procedures provide a system to get there. But too often policies and procedures are relegated…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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