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Example policies

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Example HR policies that you can download and use as a starting point for reviewing or producing your own policies.

These example policies should be used as a starting point for reviewing or producing your own policies. Each one can be downloaded and adapted for your organisation.

As with all HR policies, you should make them consistent with your terms and conditions of employment, and your organisation’s culture and aspirations.

Adoption leave and pay

Adverse weather and travel disruption

Anti-harassment and bullying

Compassionate leave

Data protection

Emergency/Dependants leave

Equal opportunities


Flexible working

Grievance procedure

Health and safety policy and risk assessment

Information technology

Maternity leave and pay

Paternity leave and pay



Shared parental leave

Sickness absence

Social media


Time off for public duties


Important note

The resources in this section have been specifically designed for a small voluntary sector employer that is following minimum statutory requirements. They shouldn’t be taken as legal advice.

HR Services Partnership

The HR Services Partnership offers expert advice and guidance on a wide range of employment matters, giving you the confidence to manage your team to tackle the challenges ahead.

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