New and Revised Dulwich Society Policies and Procedures
At its meeting on 14th 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
The Executive Committee is currently developing a Risk Management Policy.
The new and revised policies can be found on the Society’s website at: https://www.dulwichsociety.com/policies
Any queries can be addressed to Heather Stubbs, Secretary at