19 June, 2019

 

Voscur Trustee and Sector Leader Suzanne Thompson is CEO of The Restore Trust. In this article she explains why the latest probation reforms need to go further to ensure voluntary sector involvement.

 

I was among the many who welcomed the proposed reforms of the probation service last month.

30 April, 2019

 

Bristol Safeguarding Boards are changing the way that they are organised and operate, moving from four multi-agency boards to a single partnership board.

The four existing boards include Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board, Bristol Safeguarding Children Board and the Children and Families Partnership.

14 February, 2019

 

To support one strand of Bristol’s VCSE Strategy 2019-29 (which will be published online soon), Voscur announced at its annual conference in January the launch of a new grassroots leadership initiative that will increase the ability of communities to create and contribute to positive social change.

The Sector Leaders Network will consist of up to 100 people, all of whom are already active in leading change in their communities.

3 December, 2018

 

Advocate: Jackie Citron

Board Chair: Sally Lewis

Date of meeting: 14 November 2018

 

Relevant discussions:

Jackie has offered to become involved in the new Contextual Safeguarding Subgroup given previous experience and current role working with HSB. She has been invited to monthly meetings from Dec 18.

6 November, 2018

Advocate report: Health & Wellbeing Board

Advocate: Elaine Flint

Board Chair: Marvin Rees

Date of meeting: 24 October 2018

 

Relevant discussions:

One City Plan

17 September, 2018

 

Advocate: Ben Cheney

Date of meeting: 27 June 2018

 

Relevant discussions

Becky Lewis of BSAB is currently working on multi-agency risk management in adult populations regarding sexual exploitation.

Safeguarding adults data

11 September, 2018

 

Voscur Advocate: Jackie Citron
Board Chair: Sally Lewis
Date of meeting: 16 May 2018

VCSE-relevant discussions:

1. The Role of the CQC

11 October, 2017

 

Voscur is currently looking for enthusiastic, talented individuals to become Voscur Advocates.

10 August, 2017

 

Following the recent recruitment drive for Voscur Advocates, we have been successful in covering most of the vacancies with suitably qualified people.

We are now holding elections for vacancies for two of the boards - Learning City Partnership Board and Bristol Safeguarding Children Board.

Click here for details about the role of  Voscur Advocates.

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