These model policies are for use by APSCo members only, as internal policy documents. The policies are in draft and must be customised prior to use and may not cover all the requirements relevant to your business. It is a precedent, for guidance only and does not constitute legal advice.
The documents are correct to the best of APSCo’s knowledge at the time of publication. APSCo can take no responsibility or liability for the use of this policy document or for any consequences of such use.
Should you have any concerns or queries regarding the use of this document, please contact APSCo’s legal helpdesk at [email protected].
Instructions on how to customise the policies can be found here.
To use, for example, in an employee handbook for when an employee adopts a child. Download
Used to explain how you deal with allegations both about candidates and from candidates about clients. These policies will be made available to candidates and clients and is a requirement for Compliance+ members.
Following the recent updates to Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, we have now created two separate policies for Social and Education members.
- Model Allegations Policy (for Education members only) - Download
- Model Allegations Policy (for Social Work members only) - Download
For reducing and controlling the risk of bribery. Download
When your employees use their private phone, computer or other devices for work. Download
To enact guidelines against anti-competitive agreements between businesses. Download
For external complaints, i.e. coming from outside your organisation. This policy is a requirement for Compliance+ members. Download
(For employee complaints, the document Disciplinary, Dismissal and Grievance Procedures should be used).
Procedures, rules, and guidance on undertaking disciplinary action against employees and dealing with employee grievances. Download
Used for setting out rules for your employees. Download
Communicates your commitment and obligations to your employees' wellbeing and sets out the services available to your employees to help maintain their health and wellbeing. Download
To promote environmental management policies and practices at every level. Download
For encouraging diversity, both in-house and in recruitment. Download
Sets out rules and procedures for reimbursing your employees for costs they have incurred in your service. Download
If you allow for flexible working. Download
Sets out how your organisation manages health and safety issues. This policy is a legal requirement if you have more than five employees. Download
Sets out your position and approach to staff working at home on an occasional or regular basis. Download
Sets out your data protection procedures and is an internal document. See the model policy document Privacy Notice for an external document. Download
To manage your and your employee's use of the internet, social media and electronic communication. Download
To manage your and your employees' use of internet and computer and telephone facilities. Download
Used for setting our rules and procedures for you and your employees, concerning pregnancy, maternity pay and leave and return to work. Download
Sets out rules on taking leave to look after a child or make arrangements for a child's welfare. Parental leave can be taken up to the child's 18th birthday. Download
Sets out the arrangements for taking paternity leave. Download
Used to notify data subjects how, why and for how long you process their data. Download
Sets out your procedures and responsibilities to protect vulnerable persons. These policies are a requirement for Compliance+ members.
Following the recent updates to Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, we have now created two separate Safeguarding Policies for our Social Work and Education members.
- For safeguarding children (for Education members only) - Download
- For safeguarding children (for Social Work members only) - Download
- For safeguarding children and adults at risk (for Education members only) - Download
- For safeguarding children and adults at risk (for Social Work members only) - Download
- For safeguarding children (for Wales members only) - Download
The aim of this Safer Recruitment policy is to help deter and prevent people who are unsuitable to work with children from applying for or securing employment. Download
the Policy and the summary of the most recent changes here
Outlines the arrangements for shared parental leave and pay in relation to the adoption of a child. Download
Outlines the arrangements for shared parental leave and pay in relation to the birth of a child. Download
Sets out your procedures and rules for requesting leave for, for example, public service, medical appointments or religious holidays. Download
Sets out how you provide your services in a way that maximises the benefits to your local and regional communities. Download
For setting out company rules on alcohol and drug use. Download
To ensure fair and consistent treatment of employees "blowing the whistle". Download