The need for a policy can be identified by any This is Creative Enterprise employee, consumer, Board member, volunteers, other stakeholder.
Triggers for development of a new, and/or review of an existing, policy and/or
procedure may include:
1. Standard review is timetabled.
2. A gap has been identified (e.g. through strategic planning)
3. Additional knowledge or information has become available to supplement the
policy (eg research results)
o Policy is no longer relevant/current due to changes in external operating environment.
o There are changes to laws, regulations, terminology and/or government policy.
o Changes to funding environment, including requirements of funding
5.Internal / organisational factors:
o A stakeholder has identified a need, eg by email, telephone etc
o A serious or critical incident has occurred, requiring an urgent review.
o Need for consistency in service delivery across programs and organisations.
o Separate, stand-alone policy is now warranted
o A near miss has occurred, requiring a review to prevent a serious/critical
incident in the future
6.Other reasons which are specified when a policy is developed / reviewed.
This is Creative Enterprise has mechanisms in place that allow for the
spontaneous expression of the need for change in or review of a policy, for
example, Service improvement forms, or web based input. Once a policy need is
identified, preliminary consideration is given to why the policy is needed, who it will affect, and the relationship with other policies. There will also be a way of indicating relative priority for the review.
A lead author (may also be known as the /person initiating is identified based on the
best fit with the person’s role, skill and capacity. They are responsible for
undertaking the policy research and analysis, preparation of drafts, consultation and final writing of the documents developed in consultation with relevant stakeholder(s) who will be affected by the policy/procedure.
The lead author may involve consumers, schools, other stakeholders, staff or
volunteers to develop the policy as a team.