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Embedding your policies

Policies are written documents that outline an organisation’s commitments, procedures and plans of actions.

However it's not just enough to have policies. Everyone needs to understand their importance and behave accordingly. 

So how can you encourage this?

The animation here is a good starting point...

Embedding policies effectively

A fun animation to get you thinking about how to convert your policies into practice...

Creating an annual report

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What goes into your annual report

Struggling to know what to say?

You could reflect on the last year, consider any improvements and outline future plans.

Here are a few ideas for the content to get you started... 

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Developing a risk register

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Manage risks

A risk register is a simple and effective tool that can help you identify, document, and manage the risks facing your organisation.

It sets out the known risks associated with your organisation.

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Developing a recruitment policy

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You're hired!

If you're hiring staff, then you need a recruitment policy. 

If you have volunteers working for you, you'll need one too. 

So what does it all entail...?

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Developing a social media policy

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Get social

Do you want to tap into social media but you're not sure where to start?

You need a policy. 

And we've got you covered. 

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Other licences

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Premises and entertainment licences

You may need a certificate to:

  • Sell or supply alcohol to members or guests. 
  • Provide regulated entertainment, like musical performances or film screenings to members or guests. 
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Anti-doping policies

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Promote a clean culture

Clubs play a vital role in developing a culture of clean sport.

It may also be compulsory to comply with anti-doping rules if you're affiliated to a national governing body (NGB) that has signed up to the National Anti-Doping Policy.

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