Policies

Child protection policy

Children and young people have the right to have fun, to be safe, to live their lives to the fullest potential, to have the opportunity to participate in and enjoy any activity, to be treated with dignity and respect and to be protected.

Code of conduct

Members of Hythe Town Council have a responsibility to represent the community and work constructively with staff and partner organisations to
secure better social, economic and environmental outcomes for all residents of and visitors to the town.

DRAFT complaints policy

The draft policy outlines what actions you can take if you are unhappy about an action or lack of action by the council. Although the policy is based on good practice, it is still in draft form, and council may resolve to make changes to it.

Disciplinary and grievance policy

This policy is designed to help council employees improve unsatisfactory conduct and performance in their job.

Equal opportunities policy

This policy is based on the principle that people are not discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, culture, ethnic origin, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or marital status.

Flexible working policy

Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs, eg having flexible start and finish times, or working from home. All employees have the legal right to request flexible working – not just parents and carers.

Health and safety policy

The health and safety policy has been adopted to protect its employees, visitors, contractors and users of premises, and to encourage safe working
practices.

Honorary freeman policy

The minimum qualifications and processes necessary for the granting of an honorary freemanship is for it to be a person of distinction and a person who has in the opinion of the authority, rendered eminent services.

ICT and email policy

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the council’s ICT and email facilities are used correctly and are in compliance with relevant legislation. The policy covers hardware, software, applications and data owned or used by the council.

Recordings of meetings policy

Any person may film, audio-record or take photographs of, and to report on, the proceedings of any part of a meeting which the public are entitled to attend by law.