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Resources & News

We know there is a huge amount of content available about Covid-19. We have tried to collate the most relevant and helpful things here, and will update regularly with news and resources.

Remote working
There is a great general guide to best practice and top tips for working from home (including with children!) from Kingston Council which is not Borough specific.

Data Protection & Security
Charity Digital is hosting a Covid-19 webinar and extended Q&A with the National Cyber Security Centre, to help answer digital security queries. Thursday 7th May, 1-2pm.

The Small Charities Coalition have some wonderful resources on digital safety, remote working, and GDPR. Make sure your staff brush up on data security, especially in shared home environments, and even more so if they have any physical files.

There is a one hour 'GDPR and Home Working' webinar available from Protecture.

Take a look at the ICO guidelines & FAQS to keep updated.

Digital Fundraising
Matt Haworth's 'The Digital Fundraising Book' is available for free to help more charities embrace digital fundraising.

Clear Comms
This handy one-page document from Prosper Strategies outlines best practice for what you need to do to ensure your communications are clear in this uncertain time.

Going Digital 
Greater London Authority have created an access point for London charities looking for digital support from volunteers and organisations who are able to assist working remotely and delivering services online. If your organisation needs help with this, fill in the Digital Support Access Form to get connected.

Legal Aid Contract Support
With support from the Legal Education Foundation, the Legal Aid Practitioners Group are offering a free dedicated support service for legal aid contract holders (any, not just LAPG members).

They will answer COVID-19 related enquiries:
The Legal Aid Agency has released guidance for 'Financial Relief for Legal Aid Practitioners'.

Skilled Volunteers for Projects
Taproot Plus connects charities with skilled volunteers. Post your requirements and they will try and match you with an appropriately qualified volunteer.

Employment Lawyers Association Network
Discussion and support through weekly Zoom meetings and Slack group to allow for information sharing and joined-up response.

Need cheering up? LAG have a wonderful YouTube channel with lots of great top tips for remote working, musings on the current situation, and more to lift your spirits.

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