Site last updated:  April 21st 2015

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Training News - a number of new training opportunities are now on the Training page of the website. 21.04.15

Ofsted Inspection of DCC Children’s Services and of the DSCB  - DCC expect Ofsted to send a draft inspection report on 17 April, with a pre-publication date of 8 May. DCC expect the final report to be published on Ofsted’s website on 12 May. 15.04.15

Charity Commission Returns - With the release of the new 2015 Annual Return form, registered charities (in England and Wales) must answer three new questions when they complete the return online:

1. In the reporting period, how much income did you receive from:

•        contracts from central or local government to deliver services?

•        grants from central or local government?

2. Does your charity have a policy on paying its staff?

3. Has your charity reviewed its financial controls during the reporting period?

All registered charities with an income of more than £10,000 and all Charitable Incorporated Organisations who are reporting on their financial years ending in 2015 must complete the online form. 15.04.15

Devon Youth Service Contact List - an up to date list (March 2015) has been produced giving contact details of all youth service staff. 02.04.15

Did you know … that VOYC provides practical help and support to help local groups develop their services?  Since the beginning of September Mark Goodman has been working with nine organisations helping them review their Child Protection policies, advising on Child Protection induction training and DBS checks. If you organisation needs help on these or any other area of work with children and young people then please contact the VOYC office - help is a phone call or email away! 22.10.14

Would you be interested in becoming a VOYC Trustee? VOYC is seeking to recruit members to the Executive, in particular to from organisations working with the younger age range (0 to10) as this sector is currently underrepresented. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in this opportunity then please contact Mark Goodman at the VOYC office for an informal chat - 01392 250976 or  To apply please first read Executive Terms of Reference and complete the Trustee Application Form before submitting it to 22.01.15


April 2015

Thursday 30th - Group 2 Child Protection Training in Barnstaple (9.15 am - 1 pm) Barnstaple Child Protection Training - Hurry - only 3 places left!

May 2015

Tuesday 5th - Group 2 Child Protection Training in Exeter (2 pm - 5.30 pm) Child Protection Training - new date

Thursday 14th - Group 3 Child Protection Training - Exeter (9.15 am - 4.30 pm) Group 3 information and booking form

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 Membership Directory March 2015 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 13th April 2015 - Job Vacancies 

VOYC can offer up-to-date GUIDANCE AND MODEL CHILD PROTECTION POLICY for your organisation. Please see




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