Here you will find current statements of principle providing guidance and direction to staff in respect of a specific issue or piece of legislation. Our policies establish the expected organisational behaviour in line with organisational objectives leading to a consistent approach to decision making. Our policies set out broad expectations and are the framework from which procedure flows.
It should be noted that some of the material in this Class contains exempt information which, in the public interest, should not be published. Where this occurs the material will clearly show where information has been withheld and explain what exemption has been applied and why. Typically information may be withheld if its release would compromise the health and safety of staff, investigations and proceedings and, more generally, law enforcement.
Policies progress and develop over time, in line with organisational and customer requirements. They are therefore subject to regular reviews, and are amended or deleted accordingly. New policies may also be added, where required.