2 April, 2020

 

The CQC has released interim guidance on DBS and other recruitment checks for providers recruiting staff and volunteers to health and social care services in response to coronavirus.

The interim guidance has been launched after temporary changes were made to the DBS applications processes.

 

Forced Marriage Training (CPD accredited – 1 hour) with The Sky Project, a registered Bristol charity working to reduce the number of forced marriage cases in Bristol and the South West.

Sabeena Pirooz will be running another CPD accredited training session for 1 hour. Tickets are £10, plus a small administration fee, which will go straight back into the charity.

This session is aimed at developing an understanding of forced marriage and will cover:

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 19 March, 2020 - 10:00 to 11:15

 

NCVO has launched a range of safeguarding resources to help organisations keep donors, service users, staff and volunteers safe. The resources, as part of NCVO Knowhow, include details of safeguarding policies and procedures, checklists, frameworks, and advice on whistleblowing and reporting abuse. 

7 October, 2019

 

The Charity Commission has published findings from its inquiry into Bristol Sheltered Accommodation & Support Ltd.

2 September, 2019

 

A new government consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace could have wide-ranging implications for VCSE organisations.

The consultation aims to gather evidence about whether the current laws on protecting people from sexual harassment in the workplace are effective.

 

This is part of a toolkit that summarises a suite of resources and tools developed by DOT PROJECT in partnership with key experts as part of the Charity Digital Leaders programme.

The purpose of the toolkit is to provide organisations with a starting point to assess their digital approach.  More comprehensive support and guidance can be found in the presentations from the training sessions, to request a copy of these please email:  info@voscur.org

 

The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a hotline for whistleblowers.

The hotline is operated independently by whistleblowing charity, Protect.

The number is: 0800 055 7214

The operator will help you to explain:

10 June, 2019

 

The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a hotline for whistleblowers.

The hotline is operated independently by whistleblowing charity, Protect.

The number is: 0800 055 7214

The operator will help you to explain:

21 May, 2019

 

Unite has published the findings of a survey revealing an epidemic of stress related illness mental health issues, charities and NGO staff.

The survey found that 80 per cent of respondents had experienced workplace stress in the last 12 months, while 42 per cent of respondents believed their job was not good for their mental health.

 

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:

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