Bond Cross-Sector Safeguarding Working Group has released a practical guide exploring six ways that trustees of UK-based NGOs should take the lead on safeguarding.

This guide is for boards of all UK-based international NGOs, regardless of size or whether or not they are directly involved in programme delivery.

The six sections cover:

8 May, 2019

 

A new Youth Charter will be developed to set out a vision for young people over the next generation and beyond.

The announcement was made last month by Mims Davies, Minister for Sport and Civil Society.

It is hoped it will help address the recent decline in the number of people taking up youth work training and give youth workers the skills they need to best support young people.

 

The Home Office has published a toolkit to help local authorities and community groups to support EU citizens and their families to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

The updated materials available include:

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.

9 April, 2019

 

Bristol City Council is consulting on draft policies and development allocations for its Local Plan.

The Local Plan includes policies for deciding planning applications in Bristol.

The review will update existing policies and guide development in the city over the next twenty years, with the aim of building a better Bristol.

The consultation runs until 24 May 2019 and the council is seeking comments on:

8 April, 2019

 

Bristol City Council is consulting on the future commissioning of ‘help when people need it’ services.

The council is looking to procure these services for two main groups; those aged 18-64 and those aged 55+, as well as other citizens who live in the community and are not supported by the working age adults provision.

5 April, 2019

 

3 April, 2019

 

A coalition of 13 charities, led by NCVO, will be developing a range of new safeguarding resources for VCSE organisations.

The partnership, called the Safer Social Sector Partnership, will aim to ensure that everyone who has contact with voluntary organisations will be safe from harm.

Lego bricks to demonstrate capacity building
3 April, 2019

 

Capacity building is the kind of phrase you hear a lot in the VCSE sector, but it can take a while to get your head around. What exactly is capacity building and why is it relevant to your organisation?

2 April, 2019

 

Voscur is encouraging VCSE organisations in Bristol to take part in a consultation which will help to provide an indication of progress in different social, economic and environmental sustainability factors.

The consultation will result in a report which can be used by organisations to highlight the progress being made in Bristol towards their cause.

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