Joint case review says Bristol agencies need more robust response to child-to-parent or child-to-sibling violence

13 August, 2018 - 16:41


A serious case review published by Bristol Safeguarding Children Board has stated that agencies working with children and families in the city need to provide a more robust response to child-to-parent or child-to-sibling violence....

NCVO aims to support safeguarding with code of ethics

8 August, 2018 - 15:22


The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is consulting on a draft code of ethics.

The code is aimed at helping organisations to review their policies...

Updated Proposals for targeted short breaks for children with disabilities

11 June, 2018 - 12:02

Based on the feedback from the first stage of the Targeted Short Breaks consultation which closed on 1 June 2018, Bristol City Council is consulting again with some new proposals. 

Bristol City Council has a statutory responsibility to provide a range of short breaks (previously known as...

Targeted Short Breaks for children and young people: Engagement and consultation on commissioning process

25 April, 2018 - 11:58


Bristol City Council has launched a two part public engagement and consultation for Bristol’s targeted short breaks. The first part will run until Friday 1 June, then they will evaluate the responses and run a further six week consultation until Sunday 15 July 2018.

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Young people at centre of £90 million scheme to help tackle youth unemployment

16 April, 2018 - 14:12
The Big Lottery Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, has announced plans to put young people at the heart of designing a £90 million scheme to help tackle youth unemployment.
The new £90m youth fund will be invested in programmes which...

'I Will Be Heard' - engaging diverse communities in the Truth Project

11 April, 2018 - 14:02
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse recently met with Bristol’s black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community leaders to raise awareness of the Truth Project. Voscur representatives from BME Voice and Influence and the Bristol Sexual Violence Support Consortium attended....

Domestic Abuse Bill: briefing

4 April, 2018 - 11:32


The government recently launched a consultatiion to seek views on measures to be included in the draft Domestic Abuse Bill.  The consultation sets out the government’s approach to dealing with...

Disrespect NoBody campaign

4 April, 2018 - 10:47

The Home Office has launched the third phase of the Disrespect NoBody campaign.  The Disrespect NoBody campaign helps young people to understand what a healthy relationship is and re-think their views of controlling behaviour, violence, abuse, sexual abuse and what consent means within their...

Are we listening? A review of children and young people’s mental health services

8 March, 2018 - 15:25


'Are we listening? A review of children and young people’s mental health services' is a report  that describes the findings of the Care Quality Commission independent review of the system of services that support children and young people’s mental health.   The report draws on evidence...

Transforming Children's Services in Bristol

8 March, 2018 - 14:56


A number of changes in children's services are taking place in Bristol.   Firstly, the plan for Bristol children’s centres is currently in the process of being implemented.  The cost reductions for children’s centres were agreed at the cabinet meeting in February 2017 following the 2016...