The Library's purpose is to provide a simple way for NGO Mental Health and Addiction providers to access best practice quality improvement templates. You can download the policy and procedure templates and associated documents, and store them in your own file systems. Once downloaded, you can either:
By using the best practice policy and procedure templates you will be able to focus on ensuring the principles and procedures outlined within the templates are implemented, rather than spending your scarce resources developing your own set of policy and procedure documents.
As the host of these easily accessible policy and procedure templates, Platform Trust aims to help raise quality standards across the sector in New Zealand, resulting in less issues at audit time and/or less corrective actions resulting from audits.
Areas of activity
The policy and procedure templates are grouped into the following areas of activity:
Use the links above to explore the resources in the library.
(You will notice that colour coding and hyperlinks have been used in the Policy Library documents - you can read about them here.)
The policy and procedure templates in this library were developed by a collaborative and inclusive effort amongst the Northern Region mental health and addiction services, overseen by the Navigate North network and supported by the NRA group. The templates were written by Gisela-Sarah Harnisch who has provided auditing compliance advice and support to the sector over the last twenty years. A Working Group reviewed the draft policy and procedure templates, provided feedback and approved the final versions of the templates. Platform Trust agreed to host the Library in 2018.
All templates have been developed to comply with legislative requirements, and relevant quality improvement guidelines and standards. The templates in the Policy and Procedure Template Library will be monitored, and updated as required so they continue to meet legislative requirements, relevant standards and best practice guidelines.
Please note: While every effort is made to keep the policy and procedure templates and related information on this website up to date, organisations themselves must ensure all policies and procedures implemented within their respective organisation comply with all legislative and contract requirements.