Co-operative Assistance Network Limited

Rules and Policies


You can download our Governing Document - the Rules of Co-operative Assistance Network Limited - here.


CAN's policy framework reflects our commitment to the Co-operative Values and Principles and our own mission.

We present this policy set as part of our commitment to Open Source working.  They are not copyrighted - you may copy them and modify them for your own purposes - but note that they are not designed as model policies or templates but are presented as examples of actual working policies.  Many of them have evolved over a number of years, some of them are a bit rough round the edges and they may be revised at any time.

We do not advocate that you simply copy these policies, either individually or collectively, rather use them as discussion documents for your own policy development. Your co-op is not the same as our co-op.  None of these policies comes with any guarantees and you must take full responsibility if you adopt any or any part of them.

Please note also that this policy set does not include purely internal policies such as pay rates, expenses and bad debt handling.

Looking for a policy checklist?  There's one here.  And you can download the latest version of the template that we use here.

It is important to get policy development and management embedded in governance routines as early as possible in the developmnet of an organisation.  Find out why and how, with the benefit of our experience, we can help here.

Policy set

Access Policy

Anti Bribery and Corruption Policy

Anti Money-Laundering Policy

Code of Conduct

Compassionate, Domestic Emergency and Bereavement Leave Policy

Competition With Other CDBs Policy

Confidentiality Policy

Contribution to the Co-operative Movement Policy

Core Competency for Directors Policy

Customer Care Policy

Customer Complaints Policy and Procedure

Cyber Essentials Compliance Policy

Data Protection Policy

Disclosure of Company Information Policy

Environmental Policy and Strategy

Equal Opportunities Policy

Ethical Procurement Policy

Fair Trade Policy

First Aid Policy

Health and Safety Implementation Policy

Health And Safety Policy And Risk Assessment Annual Statement

Interest on Member Shares Policy

Internal Audit Policy

Internal Code of Behaviour Policy

Match Funding Policy

Membership Agreement

Open Source Policy

Parental Leave Policy

Payment of Professional Body Fees and Qualifications

Pensions Policy

Policy on Account Holding Services for Customers

Policy on Assigning Intellectual Property Rights to Materials Published by CAN

Policy on CAN Workers taking up external Directorships

Policy on Use of Material Copyrighted to Others

Policy on what level polices are passed at

Press and Media Handling Policy

Privacy Policy for Website Users

Professional Development Time Allocation Policy

Quality Assurance in Training Delivery Policy and Procedure

Recorded Delivery Policy

Recruitment Policy and Procedures

Reserves Policy

Safe Remote Working Policy

Safe Travelling Policy

Social Policy and Social Impact Measurement Policy

Stress Management Policy, Procedure and Guidance

Trading in Local Currencies Policy

Unpaid Leave Policy

Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy

Wages And Collective Performance Related Pay Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

Work-Life Balance Policy

For further information, suggestions for improvement or other feedback, please contact our Society Secretary Brian Titley: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use the Contact Form.

Co-operative Assistance Network Limited

is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014

 No. 30714R 

Registered address: 1-3 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8AA
VAT Reg. No. GB550027678
DUNS 218127940

UKPRN 10028405
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