Working together to create radical, anti-oppressive approaches to HR & operations.


An open, collaborative library of radical HR & operations policies.


Advice on how to create radical alternatives to standard HR policies.


A forum to question, comment, request and go deeper, together.


Find out about community events, and RadHR workshops.


Stories from the frontline of developing radical HR approaches.

RadHR is a space for social change organisations to share the nuts and bolts—the policies, processes, practices and stories—of how to organise ourselves based on our values and challenge oppression within our groups.

Most activist groups, not-for-profit organisations, community groups, workers’ cooperatives and social enterprises are committed to fighting against oppression and inequality in the wider world. But when it comes to how we organise internally, we often end up replicating all sorts of crap—classist, racist, sexist, ableist, homophobic and transphobic norms, as well as the individualistic, competition-based values of the wider systems we oppose.

But things are shifting! In the wake of BLM and #MeToo, social justice organisations have started acknowledging that the ends don’t always justify the means – and that we can’t keep organising in oppressive, top-down ways and expect a better world to emerge. RadHR helps groups to challenge these damaging practices and become more supportive, caring and anti-oppressive organisations.


A couple of example policies uploaded by the RadHR community…


Safeguarding policy

CharitySelf-managed / Flat

A safeguarding policy for a small charity that works with adults, based on values of liberation, equity and anti-oppression and informed by Maslaha’s Radical Safeguarding workbook.


Recruitment procedure

Activist GroupCo-opSelf-managed / Flat

A recruitment process for paid staff (permanent or temporary), aiming to overcome the problem of processes that are more likely to recruit people from privileged backgrounds.


As well as policies, we have a growing set of guides and briefings…


How to do radical safeguarding

Summary Radical Safeguarding – A Social Justice Workbook for Safeguarding Practitioners is designed for practitioners working with children and young people, particularly in school contexts, who might be wondering how to start doing things differently when it comes to safeguarding. Our understanding of a radical approach to child safety is one…


Read stories from the community and updates from the RadHR team…

Lunch Meets #2 - Weds 7 June

RadHR Lunch Meets #2—June 7th, 1pm UK time

RadHR Lunch Meets are a lowkey way to meet other folks struggling with the same kinds of internal policy and process things that you are. RadHR Lunch Meet #2 Weds 7 June @ 1pm UK time! Sign-up here Feeling like you’re the only person in the world agonising about how to create grievance procedures that don’t blame or shame, or safeguarding processes that actually make people feel safe? Does it seem like your group is alone in struggling to find ways to truly make decisions democratically, or to ‘get the…