15 November, 2017
 
Voscur wants your views on how VCSE organisations can provide the best support to their service users (and their staff) around internet safety - and how the Government can change policy to support this. Take the survey now.
 
You can read Voscur's digest of the Government's Internet Safety Strategy here.

 

15 November, 2017
 
This week (13 – 17 November) is Anti-Bullying week. Coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and supported by SafeToNet, this week is designed to shine a spotlight on bullying and to encourage all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. 
 
This year’s Anti-Bullying week theme is 'All Different, All Equal'. The aim is to:
 
9 November, 2017
 
Bristol City Council (BCC) has published ‘Tough Times, High Hopes’ – its Corporate Strategy and budget consultation for 2018 – 19. In it, BCC is proposing savings to address its £108m budget gap for the next 5 years, and it is asking Bristolians to give their feedback.
 
7 November, 2017

 

Sandy Hore-Ruthven, Voscur's Chair Article written by Sandy Hore-Ruthven, Voscur's Chair of Trustees

As Chair of Voscur I have been asked to represent the voluntary sector on the new partnership board for the One City Plan. 

27 October, 2017
 
The Government is planning changes to statutory guidance around safeguarding children. It has opened a consultation around the proposed changes and is calling for feedback and input. The deadline is 31 December 2017.
 
 

 

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is the new legal framework in the EU that replaces the current EU Data Protection Directive and Data Protection Act 1998.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 -
10:00 to 11:00

 

Getting ready for the GDPR - the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) checklist

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. Organisations are being urged to take action now, as it may take a considerable amount of time to implement the necessary changes. Failure to comply could have far reaching and disasterous consequences for VCSE organistaions' ability to fundraise and communicate with service-users, members, the general public and other stakeholders.

28 September, 2017
 
Parliament's summer recess is over, and elected MPs are returning to Parliament, fresh from their conferences.
 
29 September, 2017
 

 

The schools' funding crisis

How bad is it?

How is it harming our children?

What can we do about it?

The Government claims that the money they are putting into schools will solve the funding crisis. That is simply not true.

This is not a 'talking shop' meeting. Its aims are to:

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 5 October, 2017 -
19:30 to 21:00

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