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Policies in practice: Educator/staff dress code


This document outlines: rationale and policy considerations on clothing and footwear with regard to health and safety, and the professional image of the service; the NQF; the policy statement; strategies for implementation including clothing, footwear, hair, makeup, jewellery, hats and sunglasses; sample procedures; links to other policies; and further sources.

The resource also contains a ‘how to’ document that outlines what is included in each sample policy and explains the colour-coding used in the documents.


clothing, dress code, footwear, health and safety, policies, policy development

Associated material

Related Resources
PSC Alliance
National Quality Standard
Quality Area 4
Quality Area 7

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