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- You can't (or shouldn't) rely on these sample policies and procedures alone. They are designed as a starting point only - you will have to adapt them to your own organisation's needs and structures.
- Most of the sample policies provided here contain both policies and procedures (the policies provide guidance on standards for the organisation, while procedures provide instructions on how these standards are to be implemented). We recommend that policies be adopted at a board level, while procedures be developed and signed off by the organisation's head staff member (e.g. the CEO).
- In these policies we use the term 'Board' to cover Boards, Committees of Management, and whatever name you have for the body that has final authority in your organisation. Similarly, we use the term 'CEO' for Executive Directors, CEOs, and whoever runs your administration.
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