If you are looking for general information about CSAN’s involvement with community sponsorship of refugees, please see our introductory page.

This page is for lead sponsors in the Community Sponsorship Scheme (for Syrian refugees) working with CSAN.



The Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency, in conjunction with the leads for Community Sponsorship Schemes in England and Wales, has developed policy and practice guidance for the Community Sponsorship Scheme.

The following additional guidance applies to the Community Sponsorship Scheme:


Volunteer Handbook

Lead sponsors are free to re-use the following templates, adding their own organisational logo and contact details. These links open PDF files.

Complete Volunteer Handbook in ZIP format (1mb)