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Devon Domestic Abuse Support Service Awareness and Information Days are being held at Barnstaple Library 28th November 10.00 to 3.00 and Coaver Club, Exeter on 1st December 10.00 to 2.00. These are a drop-in events for any professional working with someone who is experiencing domestic abuse. For details contact email@example.com 24.11.14
Advisory Forum on Mental Health Services and Young People - Healthwatch Devon is the consumer champion for health and social care in Devon.From January to March 2015 they aim to get young people's voices heard more clearly in the debate about mental health services and the Advisory Forum on the 2nd December (10.00am 4.00pm at the ISCA Centre, Exeter) will invite interested parties to help them shape their approach. For details see: Advisory Forum 19.11.14
Tough Choices: Community Solutions - this is a free event on 4th December for community groups and organisations across Devon with an interest in taking over a public service or asset and will provide a way for connecting with like-minded people; sharing skills, knowledge and experience; specialist advice and support. This event will be facilitated by trained social enterprise business advisors and is designed to enable peer networking so that skills, experience and knowledge can be shared at whichever stage of the journey you are on. There will also be an opportunity for groups to connect with the existing support available through the Community Council of Devon’s Social Enterprise Service. 12.11.14
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
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
Saturday 22nd - Group 2 Child Protection Training - Autumn 2014 - Ashburton - FULLY BOOKED.
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
Monday 26th (9.30 am - 1 pm) Group 2 Training Dec/Jan - Exeter
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 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 5th November 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