Advice for Rescues


Over the coming weeks we will be adding links to useful advice and guidance to help with some of your frequently asked questions.  We will be adding to this page as more information becomes available so do check in regularly.


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Last updated 11/08/2020


Update on Government Restrictions

Coronavirus in eight different jurisdictions – October 2020

Answers to your FAQ’s

Member FAQ’s


Generic Charity Coronavirus Advice

CFSG – Advice for Animal Related Businesses and Local Authorities

NCVO – Excellent site for charity support through coronavirus with good Q & A section

BSAVA – Updates and Resources for Veterinary Professionals



Grants and Other Funding Opportunities

ADCH Coronavirus Emergency Fund

Fundraising Regulator: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Public Fundraising Guidance

Fundraising Regulator: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Fundraising Key Principles Guidance


Operations Advice

Template – Covid 19 Individual Workplace Assessment and Plan – Staff and Volunteers

Template – Covid 19 Organisational Risk Assessment Template with Example

Dogs Trust – COVID 19 Volunteering Risk Assessment_V1.1

Dogs Trust – Guidance on the phased return of volunteers to rehoming centre activities

Rehoming During Coronavirus – ADCH Operations Webinar – 9 July 2020

Guidance for Companion Animal Rescue & Rehoming Organisations – 16/04/20

Revised Guidance for Companion Animal Rescue and Rehoming Organisations – 26/05/20 – APPLICABLE TO ENGLAND ONLY

Guidance for Companion Animal Rescue & Rehoming Organisations – FAQ

Advice for Microchip Implanters


Governance, Legal & Finance

ADCH – Webinar – 21/05/2020 – Recovery & Resilience

NCVO – Governing during a pandemic: what are they key things Trustees need to be focussed on

Shakespeare Martineau – Legal and Finance Webinar recording – 18/05/2020 (you will need to enter your name and email address to gain access)

ADCH – Webinar – 15/04/2020 – Managing Governance, Trustee Responsibilities and Budgets – slides and notes

ADCH – Summary of Charity Commission Guidance

ADCH – Guidance on Roles, Reporting and Governance 

ICSA – Good Practice for Virtual Board and Committee Meetings

ICO – The ICO’s regulatory approach during the coronavirus public health emergency

Charity Commission – Manage financial difficulties in your charity caused by coronavirus

ADCH Webinar – 16/04/2020  VAT Advice During Coronavirus (Recording)


Employment Law, Staffing and Volunteers

NCVO – Webinar recording – How to safeguard your volunteers during coronavirus

UK Government Site – Furloughing Advice

Martin Lewis (Money Saving Expert)  – Guide to Furloughing for Employers

ADCH – Furloughing – (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) with template letter

ACAS – Link to furlough standard letter and agreement templates 

ADCH – Advice for Managing Annual Leave during Coronavirus Outbreak

RSPCA – Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

VWV – Q &A Regarding Staffing and Employment Issues for Charities through Coronoavirus

Battersea Academy – Getting Your Message Across – Communicating to Everyone in New and Effective Ways



LinkedIn – Remote Working: Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success 

British RedCross – Training for coronavirus Volunteers

ADCH Members can access additional training via ADCH KnowHow