A further reply from RC (N)
to clarify, my point was that all future policy will be properly announced and introduced formally through an IBN process, such as the recent ones you have seen on SharePoint. As you rightly point out, trying to police SharePoint, when most have access is almost impossible given our resources, so we have brought in a new 'policy on policy' to avoid things being misunderstood or highlighted across the volunteer network prematurely. The point I was trying to make is that if anyone finds stuff on SharePoint that hasn't been introduced via the new policy then it isn't formal policy. I was not saying that the matrix currently on SharePoint was 'plain rubbish' but rather not the properly staffed and implemented one....
He also said I could edit that as I saw fit because it's not his intention to patronise, insult or question. He's only trying to help (and don't forget he doesn't work at HQAC - he can't control what someone uploads to SharePoint and has actually started a process to properly inform us of policy decisions (although my questioning hat would argue why we didn't get a policy announcement to say that there is a change to policy announcements ).
He's also sent me a letter he sent to all in his region and to other RCs for onward transmission about questioning our processes, and being brave enough to ask why we do things a certain way as he's aware wings put their own requirements on things unneceunnecessarily, as do regions, and he wants to empower us to question that.