Policies and Procedures

Policies can be a very useful way of expressing the values and ideas of the people in your group. They do not have to be formal or difficult to understand – if a policy is simple and easy to read, your members can use it to help make decisions about how the group should do things.

This section includes advice for small community groups on writing policies. It also includes the Resource Centre’s own internal policies, which may be useful for larger organisations.

Click the Links tab at the top of this page for details of other local organisations who can help with information and advice on writing policies.

These books are available at the Resource Centre, to borrow or to use in the Centre.

The services listed below are not provided by the Resource Centre. These are websites and services we feel are particularly useful for small groups in Brighton & Hove, and which are not easy to find by searching the internet.

Most useful services for local groups

Safety Net is a charity that provides training and support for community groups around safeguarding children in collaboration with Impact Initiatives.

They run safeguarding training for community groups.

They can help organisations use the Simple Quality Protects tool to assess the quality of their work and services.

Community Works runs the following projects for the voluntary sector in Brighton & Hove:

They have an electronic voting system which is available to hire. This consists of hand-held pads which can be used by people in a meeting to vote. The results are then displayed instantly on a laptop. They also have a wooden ballot box, which groups can borrow.

Other services you might find useful

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