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VOYC Child Protecton Training - new dates have now been arranged for both Group 2 and Group 3 training as follows: Group 2 4th December in Barnstaple and 13th January in Tavistock and Group 3 on 6th February in Exeter. See below under VOYCV Diary Dates for details and booking forms. 29.10.14
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
Free Early Help Awareness…. Remaining Sessions - There are FREE sessions across Devon, each providing a short, 3 hour, introduction to Early Help and explaining the processes as well as the link between Early Help, DAF, MASH and SEND and explaining the revised ways of working. Early Help Awareness Training 21.10.14
Create a Whole Organisation Culture with Coaching at its Heart - this is a collaborative professional development partnership event on 5th November from Learning South West to be held in Taunton. They are looking to bring together professionals, partners and coaching practitioners, both experienced and new to coaching, in order to promote the tangible, transformational and sustainable results achieved through a developed programme of coaching. The ambition is to cascade and create a coaching culture within organisations allowing individuals the freedom to flourish. 15.10.14
Table Football – a Strikeworth Aurora table is looking for a new home. Hardly used and only 18 months old. Contact Mr Jackson on 01392 811870 or email email@example.com 14.10.14
St Loye’s Foundation and Community Care Trust - These two Devon-based charities have merged to form a new group structure they say will improve the independence and wellbeing of people with complex needs. The disability and training charity the St Loye’s Foundation, which is based in Exeter and has an annual turnover of £5m, has combined with the mental health charity the Community Care Trust, which is based in Newton Abbot and has an annual income of £2.3m. The charities said the move was expected to enable the delivery of services to more people, including enhanced specialist support in recovering from mental illness and better training and employment services. 08.10.14
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 - 01392 250976 or firstname.lastname@example.org 01.10.14
VOYC DIARY DATES 2014-15
Thursday 6th (5 pm - 7 pm) Tavistock Hub Event at Bere Alston Village Hall
Saturday 22nd - Group 2 Child Protection Training - Autumn 2014 - Ashburton
Thursday 4th (9.30 am - 1 pm) Child Protection Group 2 Training - Barnstaple.
Tuesday 13th (5.30 pm - 9 pm) Child Protection Group 2 Training - Tavistock
Friday 6th - Child Protection Group 3 Training - Exeter (9.30 am - 4.30 pm)
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 September 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 21st October 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 http://www.voyc.org.uk/resource/cat/safeguarding/1036