You will find below links to various documents that may be of interest and this page will be used to carry information about specific workforce developemnt issues, as distinct from general 'training' matters.
Children England Peer Review Programme - for details see Peer Review Programme
DSCB Group 3 multi-agency safeguarding training - there are courses running all the time, but due to the large demand they fill very quickly. If you wish to book but a course looks to be full it is always worth adding your name to the waiting list. There will be new courses running from 1st April so look out for those. You can also ring the team to see if there are any spaces on courses as they are constantly adding new dates - 01392 383272 or go to http://www.dscb.info/learning-and-development/course-dates/
Launch of Learning South West Quality Toolkit - see the briefing from VYON SW on this new toolkit for quality assurance for youth work - Toolkit briefing
Championing the children’s workforce: Learning from experience is a publication that showcases six examples of third sector organisations supporting local organisations to join the workforce reform revolution. It came out of the NAVCA/CWDC Champions project that aimed to demonstrate how the sector can overcome barriers to play a positive role in developing the children’s workforce. It includes a piece on VYS (Devon). See: http://www.navca.org.uk/publications/championing/
Children England Free Workforce Development Advice Helpline - If you have queries on workforce development call the Workforce Development Advice Helpline for FREE on 0808 168 3820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The service is more than an advice line. For many, it’s a dedicated service that provides practical help and support in Workforce Development Issues in England. They aim to simplify the complexity and range of demands in workforce development. If they are not able to directly answer your query then they will either research it for you and get back with a response or help direct you to the most relevant source. Children England is committed to helping the children's voluntary sector in England better understand the requirements and regulations now in place and to play a role in influencing key decision makers on any future proposals and changes. www.childrenengland.org.uk
Funding Guide to Workforce Development for the children, young people and families’ VCS – this is the fourth edition of this popular resource published by NCVYS and NAVCA and funded by CWDC and it can be downloaded from http://www.ncvys.org.uk/index.php?page=282
NCVYS Workforce ‘Snippets’ is a monthly bulletin of information on workforce development issues – see http://www.ncvys.org.uk/index.php?page=279