Site last updated:  March 26th 2015

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DSCB: Changes to the Threshold Tool - As part of the Ofsted inspection of children’s services, it has been brought to the Board’s attention that there is an error in the existing DSCB Threshold Tool on the website and also on hard versions. This relates to page 9 under ‘Development of a child and young person 2 – Wellbeing - Self care skills and independence.’ All references to a young person aged under 16 living independently have now been removed on the website version and it should read: ‘Young people living independently’ (Level 2) and ‘Young person living independently and not coping to a significant degree’ (Level 3). Please be aware of this important change and ensure relevant colleagues are informed. You can download the updated version of the Threshold Tool from the DSCB website. 04.03.15

DSCB Newsletter - the latest edition is now available to download. 04.03.15

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 24th March 2015 - Job Vacancies 

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




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