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Survey for young men - NCB wants to identify what might help today's boys and young men develop into confident users of health information and services by completing a short, anonymous online survey. Amongst 20-24 year olds there are five male suicides for each female suicide. There is also evidence that men have lower levels of health literacy than women and are less likely to acknowledge illness or to seek help. NCB would like to hear from any men aged 16+ and living in England, from professional networks and beyond. Any assistance in reaching young men (16-24) is particularly appreciated. 02.09.14

Early Years Apprenticeships - The government has backtracked on plans to require applicants to have at least a GCSE grade C in English and maths before they can begin an early years apprenticeship. Instead the two GCSE qualifications will become an exit requirement for those taking the apprenticeship. Entry requirements to begin an early years apprenticeship will be reviewed after a year. 26.08.04 

Children’s Centre Procurement - DCC has taken the decision to adjust the timetable for the forthcoming procurement of Children Centre Services in Northern Devon and Torridge.  They will no longer be advertising the Invitation to Tender (ITT) on the 01/09/14.  This will now be advertised on 15/09/14. DCC will also be adjusting the amount of time that this tender opportunity will be out to the market.  Instead of it being out for 35 days this opportunity will now be out to the market for 49 days.  This will result in the contract start date moving from 01/04/15 to the 04/05/15. It is envisaged that these adjustments to the original timetable will allow all interested parties more time to form responses to this tender opportunity. When the ITT is advertised potential bidders will be able to view a full timetable for this procurement. They urge any potential providers interested in this opportunity to ensure that they are signed up to Devon County Councils on-line tendering portal – Once registered on this portal users will be able to see the full tender once it is advertised and also any associated pre-launch information. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact  Presentations and information from the Children’s Centre Provider Event held on 23rd July are available on the web. 21.08.14

More news items can be found at VOYC News - new items added most days!



Thursday 25th - Group 2 Child Protection Training - Autumn 2014 Barnstaple


Wednesday 8th - Group 2 Child Protection Training - Autumn 2014 Exeter

Wednesday 15th - Group 3 Child Protection Training  Exeter


Saturday 22nd - Group 2 Child Protection Training - Autumn 2014 Ashburton

Latest News:

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 - MAY 2014 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 1st September 2014 - Job Vacancies 

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




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