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
 
 
This event will allow you to step back from your crucial day-to-day frontline work to see the bigger picture and context in which you are working. The forums will give local and regional organisations the opportunity to hear the latest national developments in criminal justice, and also use their experience to inform Clinks’ national policy work. At this forum you will:
 
• See a performance by young people from the inspiring Street Factory. 
Date/Time: 
Thursday, 5 October, 2017 -
10:00 to 14:00
22 September, 2017
 
The Charity Commission has updated its guidance on reporting serious incidents, following growing concern that they are being under-reported by charities. 
 
Last year, charities reported 2,181 incidents to the Commission, over half of which (55%) related to safeguarding; around one in seven (14%) related to fraud or money laundering, with a third of reported frauds being internal (‘insider’) fraud. However, the Commission believes that many more serious incidents are going unreported.
 
20 September, 2017
 
The Government is looking to better support charities and young people to participate in ‘full-time social action’. It is consulting with young people and the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to find out how the full-time volunteering experience can be improved, and common barriers could be overcome.
 
The review will gather evidence on the current opportunities available, the current status of full-time volunteers, the impact of full-time social action on young people and their communities.
 

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