Site last updated:  December 22nd 2014

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Child Sexual Exploitation - Following discussions at the recent DSCB Executive meeting, draft CSE documents have been made available for review and responses. If you have any comments/views then please let Mark Goodman have them by 14th January so that he, as VCS representative, can feed them back to the DSCB. CSE Position Statement, CSE Stategy and CSE Stategy Action Plan 22.12.14

Awards for All Webinars - the Big Lottery Fund has just launched this new initiative. The webinars will run every Thursday at 3.00 pm and will last about 30 minutes. They will give advice on criteria, hints and tips on how to put together your application etc. 03.12.14

Invitation for VOYC member organisations to meet David Taylor, Chair of the Devon Safeguarding Children's Board (DSCB) - VOYC Devon would like to invite up to two individuals from member organisations to meet with David Taylor - see below under events. 01.12.14

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 01.10.14


January 2015

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 - 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)

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 1st December 2014 - Job Vacancies 

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




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