Site last updated:  January 22nd 2015

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Safeguarding Consultation - the DfE is consulting to seek views about three substantive changes to the statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2013 (Working Together).  The three proposed changes being consulted on are:

• the referral of allegations against those who work with children;

• notifiable incidents involving the care of a child; and

• the definition of serious harm for the purposes of serious case reviews.

Following this consultation, the government proposes to update and replace the current statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children revised and published in 2013. The consultation closes on 3rd February. 12.01.15

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


January 2015

Monday 26th (9.30 am - 1 pm) Child Protection Group 2 Training Dec/Jan - Exeter - SORRY FULLY BOOKED!

Thursday 29th (2.30 pm - 4.30 pm) DSCB Chairman's Meeting Booking Form - Exeter. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with the Chair of the DSCB, David Taylor, to hear about the work of the DSCB and to feedback your experiences of safeguarding and child protection here in Devon. VOYC Members only event.

February 2015

Friday 6th - Child Protection Group 3 Training - Exeter (9.30 am - 4.30 pm) - SORRY FULLY BOOKED.

March 2015

Wednesday 18th - Child Protection  - Group 2 Training March Exeter (2.30 pm - 6 pm) - This is an additional date!

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 Member Directory Nov 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 22nd January 2015 - Job Vacancies 

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




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