Welcome to the VOYC website
Don’t be confused …. VYS (Devon) has changed its name to VOYC – Voluntary Organisations for Young People and Children!! Please note that the Landline (01392 250976) will remain the same and the existing email addresses will continue to get to us though new @voycdevon.org.uk addresses are now in use.
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
NOVEMBER CHILDREN AND YOUTH NEWS (formerly Youth News) - there is now a new issue available for members to download Children and Youth News.
VOYC Member Benefits Guide sets out what we can offer your organisation and includes member to member discounts and deals.
SEND Newsletter October 2013 - this is now available to download SEND Newsletter - October 2013
Children and Young people “Improving access to psychological therapies” - the CYP IAPT has produced its first newsletter CAMHS Newsletter October 2013
Devon Safeguarding Children Board - the latest E-Briefing is now available on the website under the practitioners page http://www.devonsafeguarding.org/children/index.html
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. For details contact the VOYC office or see: Local networking events
CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING - DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND - TWO ADDITIONAL DATES -
Exeter - Thursday 23 January 2014 - (9.30 am - 1.30 pm) - NOW FULLY BOOKED!!
Barnstaple - Saturday 8 February 2014 (9.30 am - 1.30 pm) - NOW FULLY BOOKED!!
Has it been 3 years since you or your volunteers completed some Group 2 Child Protection Training? Or maybe you have new volunteers who need the training……
This Group 2 training should be undertaken by all those within your organisation who have regular contact or have a period of intense but irregular contact (residential or youth exchange) with children and young people. Cost (same as last year) - Only £20 per candidate for VOYC member organisations and £40 per candidate for non-members.
The booking form can be completed by clicking on CPT additional dates (which includes the aims of the course) and returned with a cheque made payable to ‘Voluntary Youth Services (Devon)’. For further information contact 01392 250976 - but hurry as places go very quickly....
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 9th December 2013 - 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