This page is currently under construction. We will provide templates for the following policies:

  • Safeguarding
  • Equality
  • Volunteering
  • Grievance
  • Health and Safety
  • Confidentiality
  • Recruitment

In the meantime, the Resource Centre and NCVO have lots of template policies and guidance.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this section and any policies provided here are intended for guidance only. They are not a substitute for professional advice and we cannot accept any responsibility for loss occasioned as a result of any person acting or refraining from acting upon it.

New General Data Protection Regulation

From May 2018, the Data Protection Act will be replaced by the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Under the new regulations, companies must keep a thorough record of how and when an individual gives consent to store and use their personal data and this must be through 'active consent' ie. not just a pre-ticked box. Individuals must also be able to withdraw their consent at any time and for all their personal data to be removed as a result.

We will be producing a GDPR factsheet for City of Sanctuary groups before the end of March 2018.


The ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) have a guide to GDPR and have created two checklists to help you think through if you are ready for the GDPR

Information from Give As You Live about the GDPR, including an infopack

An article from the Guardian on how charities should prepare for data protection changes

'The General Data Protection Regulation: What it is, what we're doing and what you can do' from MailChimp (this is a dense document but useful if your group uses MailChimp for your mailing list)