New and Revised Policies and Procedures
At its meeting on 14 November 2022, the Executive Committee agreed/reviewed a number of policies and procedures as follows:
Code of Conduct: The new Code of Conduct sets out the standards of behaviour expected of all members, Executive Committee and sub- Committee members, Officers and Trustees. It is designed to ensure that we engage with each other in a supportive, inclusive and respectful manner at meetings and events, in written communications and on social media. Complaints regarding breaches of the Code of Conduct will be dealt with under the Complaints Policy and Procedure and in serious cases may trigger the Termination of Membership Procedure. The Code of Conduct replaces the Statement on Unacceptable Behaviour. It is introduced under the Society’s Rule 12: Regulations and By-Laws.
Complaints Policy and Procedure: The Complaints Policy and Procedure was originally adopted in February 2016 and was due for review. Some minor changes have been made to the Complaints Procedure to ensure a fair process and to enable it to be used to address breaches of the Code of Conduct and to link it to the Termination of Membership Procedure.
Termination of Membership Procedure: This new procedure sets out the circumstances under which termination of membership may be considered and the steps to be taken to ensure a fair process. It is closely aligned with the wording recommended by the Charity Commission for such procedures. The Termination of Membership Procedure is introduced under the Society’s Rule 12: Regulations and By-Laws.
Risk Management Policy
At its meeting on 13 March, the Executive Committee approved a new Risk Management Policy and Risk Assessment template and reviewed the Investment Policy.
Health and Safety Policy
At its meeting on 9 May, the Executive Committee approved a new Health and Safety Policy, including an Incident/Accident Report Form and a Health and Safety Risk Assessment form, which can be completed online.
Any queries about the new policies and procedures can be addressed to Heather Stubbs, Secretary at
Dulwich Society Policies:
- Code of Conduct (PDF)
- Complaints (PDF)
- Conflict of Interest (PDF)
- Grant Making
- Health and Safety (PDF)
- Health and Safety Policy Risk Assessment Form Appendix 1 (PDF)
- Health and Safety Policy Incident Accident Report Form Appendix 2 (PDF)
- Investment (PDF)
- Lone Volunteers Policy (PDF)
- Lone Volunteers Policy Risk Assessment Appendix 1 (PDF)
- Privacy (PDF)
- Reserves (Please see the most recent Annual Accounts)
- Risk Management (PDF)
- Risk Management Policy Appendix 2 - Risk Assessment Template (PDF)
- Safeguarding (PDF)
- Termination of membership (PDF)