HR policies and procedures

Whatever size or type of organisation a local sight loss charity is, a range of policies and procedures are required to help ensure the charity provides the best support it can to people living with sight loss. These policies and procedures can also help ensure compliance with legal requirements.

Detailed here is an extensive list of policies and procedures shared by one of our  members (North East Sensory Services).   We have made them available as Word documents so that you can easily use/edit. You will need to be a member to open them with your password. Please do not share them outside of the Visionary network.

NB – Please do not simply adopt and use these policies and procedures. You should treat any information as being intended for guidance only, and not as a substitute for professional advice. No responsibility for loss occasioned as a result of any person acting or refraining from acting can be accepted by Visionary. If you are in any doubt please contact us.


Please note:
To view these documents you will need to be a member of Visionary and login.
Time off in lieu policy
Whistleblowing policy
Volunteer policy
Sickness leave
Issuing references
Lone working policy
Rehabilitation of ex offenders
PVG scheme disclosure checkes
Protocol for policy approval
Long term absence of senior team
Protocol for issuing references
Pension enrolment protocol
Equality policy
Disciplinary policy
Complaints by staff
Complaints by volunteers
Complaints by service users
Appraisal record form
Appraisal policy and procedure
Application for special leave
Annual leave and public holidays
Alcohol and substance abuse

 We have included a number of HR policies and procedures courtesy of our member North East Sensory Services. These should be used as guidance only and not shared outside of the Visionary network.

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