Safer Internet Day and online safety

6 February, 2018 - 14:55

 

Safer Internet Day 2018  is being celebrated globally on Tuesday 6 February 2018 with the slogan “Create, connect and share respect: a better internet starts with you”. The UK Safer Internet Centre has made available...


New Disclosure and Barring Service basic check service

18 January, 2018 - 12:36

If you need a basic disclosure check for a job in England and Wales, you should apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), which now provides the service for England and Wales. If you need a basic check for a job in Scotland, then you should apply to Disclosure Scotland. If you want a...


£90m for youth employment initiatives

16 January, 2018 - 14:32

 

Around £90m will be invested in projects to help disadvantaged young people into work.   The money is part of £330m from dormant bank and building society accounts that will be used to support good causes in the UK over the next four years,

The youth employment initiatives will...


Participate in nationwide pupil online-safety survey

16 January, 2018 - 14:01

 

The NSPCC and the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) are running a pupil online safety survey, free to all UK primary and secondary schools, to mark Safer Internet Day 2018 which will be celebrated globally on 6 February 2018. The online survey is open from  01-28 February, and is designed...


Government consultation on accelerated degrees

14 December, 2017 - 13:44

Students could be left over £25,000 better off by choosing an accelerated degree instead of a traditional three-year course, according to proposals set out in a new government consultation.

Accelerated degrees offer the same qualifications and are quality-assured in the same way as a...


Voscur’s call to Government: The VCSE sector must be properly funded to keep service users safe online

13 December, 2017 - 14:32

 

The Government is planning to tighten regulation of the internet so that the UK is ‘the safest place in the world to be online’. This winter it put forward proposals that will, if implemented, require the cooperation of a broad range of stakeholders, spanning the public, private and...


Could you foster or just spread the word about the need for foster carers?

12 December, 2017 - 14:43

 

Could you foster or just spread the word about the need for foster carers? What kind of people foster children? According to research undertaken for the Department for Education, the people who are most likely to consider fostering are those who volunteer, work in the voluntary sector...


Bristol Joint Targeted Area Inspection findings published

7 December, 2017 - 16:43

The findings from the recent joint targeted area inspection (JTAI) of the multi -agency response to abuse and neglect in Bristol City Council were publlished recently..

A JTAI  is an inspection by four inspectorates at the same time, to examine how partner agencies are...


Transforming children and young people's mental health

7 December, 2017 - 16:17

The Department of Health is asking people for their views on a green paper setting out measures to improve mental health support for children and young people.

The...


Keeping people safe online: the VCSE sector’s message to Government

15 November, 2017 - 12:24
 
Voscur wants your views on how VCSE organisations can provide the best support to their service users (and their staff) around internet safety - and how the Government can change policy to support this....

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