Welcome to the VOYC website
FEBRUARY CHILDREN AND YOUTH NEWS (formerly Youth News) - there is now a new issue available for members to download Children and Youth News.
DCC Youth Review - there is now a separate webpage dedicated to the Youth Review and which will be updated as and when new information becomes available - DCC Youth Review
VOYC DIARY DATES 2014
There is a lot going on in the next few months so this section gives you a brief overview of events that VOYC has planned and which will be updated on a regular basis.
Tuesday11th - Children and young people Evening Network event - Okehampton (see below)
Thursday13th - Group 2 Child Protection Training, Exeter (Clyst St Mary) Sorry FULLY BOOKED
Saturday 15th Group 2 Child Protection Training, Barnstaple - 8 places remaining
Wednesday 19th - Early Help Briefing Sessions at Heathfield Community Centre, Newton Abbot (see below)
Friday 21st - Early Help Briefing Sessions at Barnstaple Rugby Club (see below)
Thursday 27th - Early Help Briefing Sessions at Exeter (Clyst St Mary) (see below)
Thursday 1st May - Group 2 Child Protection Training - 2014 Clyst St Mary, Exeter
Tuesday 17th - VOYC Annual General Meeting
Thursday 26th - Children and Young People’s Awards Ceremony, Lord Haldon Hotel, nr Exeter
Early Help Briefing Sessions - These FREE events for the VCS will Introduce the new Early Help strategy along with the new Threshold Tool and the electronic, web-based Devon Assessment Framework (DAF) and explain what it will mean in practical terms.
FREE VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY SECTOR NETWORKING EVENTS - VOYC (Devon), your local CVS and Pre-School Learning Alliance are joining forces to provide EIGHT separate Local events centred around the topic of ‘Safeguarding’. Together, the 3 specialist organisations will be able to answer all those questions that you would like answered and, you don’t even have to travel far – they are coming to YOU!! This is a unique opportunity to meet the people who can advise and guide your organisation in this sensitive yet crucial area; Safeguarding is one of the most important aspects within your organisation and our experts will help steer and guide you through new DSCB (Devon Safeguarding Children’s Board) criteria. These events are also a great opportunity to chat with other community and voluntary organisations in your area and to share information in a relaxed atmosphere over some refreshments.
Charity Commission Safeguarding Strategy - this has been published and highlights the responsibility of trustees in respect of safeguarding within their organisation - see Charity Commission Safeguarding Strategy
VOYC Member Benefits Guide sets out what we can offer your organisation and includes member to member discounts and deals.
We have now produced a Members Directory November 2013 which can be downloaded in pdf format. It includes information about each individual group together with a useful website link, where appropriate.
VACANCIES ADDED TO THE SITE 4th March 2014 - Job Vacancies
NEW - The Practical Advice information from issues of Youth News is now available in the Members Area of the website - look under Resources
VOYC Safeguarding Information - there is a new section on the website relating to Safeguarding
VOYC can offer up-to-date GUIDANCE AND MODEL CHILD PROTECTION POLICY for your organisation. Please see http://www.voyc.org.uk/resource/cat/safeguarding/1036