Decision guide: Do I need to write a new policy?

This decision guide helps you assess whether you need to write a new policy for your organisation.

You probably don’t need to write a new policy if:

  • You already have a policy that describes the guiding principles relating to the event.
    • This policy should describe the objectives, goals and management philosophy (it explains why the policy exists) .
  • Important: You may need to write or amend processes and procedures to explain how staff should implement the policy.

You may need to amend an existing policy

  • You may need to amend an existing policy to:
    • Extend its scope
    • Clarify its purpose
    • Show clearly it meets a legal requirement to have a specific policy.
    • Describe the key performance indicators (KPIs) that communicate how users will know the policy is working
  • Important: You may need to write or amend processes and procedures to explain how staff should implement the policy.

You probably do need to write a new policy if:

  • You don’t have a policy that describes the guiding principles relating to the event.
    • This policy should describe the objectives, goals and management philosophy (it explains why the policy exists) .
    • You may need to write related processes and procedures to explain how staff should implement the policy.

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