Resources to support radical policy development…

Are you new to writing a particular type of policy? Are you adapting someone else's and want to make significant changes, but aren’t sure what the options are—ethically and legally? Do you want some clarity on the level of risk your group might be taking by including something in a policy?

RadHR has worked closely with People Support Coop to create some guides to help the production of radical alternatives to standard HR policies. They explain what you have to include in each policy, by law, and where some legal red lines are, and give suggestions of how you can create radical, values-driven policies which are right for your group.

With permission, we've also included a few resources we love from other organisations, take a look...


How to create a policy which supports capability rather than judging performance

People Support Coop & RadHR

How do we avoid replicating corporate doctrines of efficiency and productivity at all costs? This guide explores practical alternatives to individualised performance management processes.


How to create a collaborative system for keeping track of how work is going

People Support Coop & RadHR

How can we create systems of accountability without hierarchy? This guide considers options for processes that assess how we are each managing in our roles and take into account wider factors when considering why work may not be being done.


How to have a legally-compliant ‘disciplinary’ policy that doesn’t shame, blame or punish

People Support Coop & RadHR

How can progressive employers meet the legal requirements of a disciplinary policy, without embedding punitive values? This guide covers how 'disciplinary' situations can be treated as opportunities for learning and collective improvement.


How to design a supportive holiday policy that balances individual with collective needs

People Support Coop & RadHR

We all need breaks from work to rest and recharge, but how do we design a holiday system with flexibility and accountability? This guide covers what you need to know about holiday policies.


How to create non-punitive grievance procedures which deepen our understanding of each other

People Support Coop & RadHR

What does it mean to raise a grievance? This guide covers ways to create grievance procedures that hear different perspectives while avoiding shame and blame, so that we can strengthen rather than corrode the bonds between us.


Living systems for thriving groups: supporting you to organise collaboratively


Navigate is a team of experienced facilitators and trainers. This resource is an online course they've developed to help groups thrive by creating and maintaining living social systems that work for them and fit their values.


Radical safeguarding: a social justice workbook for safeguarding practitioners 

Maslaha & Transforming Together

A guide 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.

More on the way...

In the coming months, more guides will be available, so check back or let us know about other resources or particular topics you'd like to see guides on.