29 July, 2020

 

A University of Bristol research team is seeking participants who have experience of supporting a woman who has suffered abuse from a partner or family member.

The Building Resilience study aims to develop support for friends, family members, neighbours and colleagues of women experiencing abuse.

The study will take place during August 2020 and August 2021.

29 July, 2020

 

The number of serious incidents reported to the Charity Commission has increased by 47% since last year.

The figure, published in the regulator’s recent annual report, show that 5,730 reports were submitted in the last year, compared to just 3,895 in 2018-19.

 

This forum, streamed live by Westminster Insight, focuses on tackling domestic abuse, from identifying victims early on, to protecting victims during COVID-19, and understanding perpetrators. 

The Domestic Abuse Bill will also be reviewed at the event. 

A wide range of expert speakers will appear at the forum, including:

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 3 November, 2020 - 09:00 to 13:45

 

Learn how to identify and deal with domestic abuse, and support the parents and children affected by it. We will cover legislation, statistics, children's wellbeing and development, and much more.

We will be using the Bristol Standard Dimensions on topics such as interactions and relationships, play and development, and equality, diversity and inclusion. 

Training will be delivered on Zoom.

Date/Time: 
Friday, 5 June, 2020 - 09:30 to 12:30
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

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