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£1.2m Fund Announced for Charity Safeguarding Training

Civil Society Minister Mims Davies has announced that that Government and The National Lottery Community Fund are investing £1.2 million to develop new training to improve charities’ knowledge of safeguarding requirements.

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations will bring together a partnership of organisations to develop the high-quality training..

The Minister said it is vital that all charity employees and volunteers are able to spot warning signs of unacceptable behaviour, bullying and harassment and know how to handle and report concerns.

The training is part of a package of measures that comes 6 months after the launch of the Civil Society Strategy. You can read more about this story here.

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Suicide Prevention E-Learning for the VCS

Public Health Engiand and NHS Health Eduction England have developed an online learning programme to help people feel more confident to talk about suicide. It has been developed for the wider public health workforce including voluntary sector, blue light services, prison staff and prison listeners health and social care.  It was developed by a range of experts including experts by experience i.e. those people who have attempted to take their own lives and those bereaved and affected by suicide.

The purpose of the programme is to support the ambition of reducing the stigma associated with suicide, to help everyone see that simply asking someone how they are and talking about suicide can really help. The programme supports learning and development in suicide competence at level one.

There is no formal assessment but the learner is encouraged to stop and reflect on the learning as they progress through the course and can print out a certificate on completion of the course as evidence of professional development. The programme takes approximately between 60-90 minutes to complete.

Read more and access the e-learning programme here.

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Moving On Tyne & Wear: Weekly drop-in sessions at VODA

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know that VODA is a delivery partner in the Moving On Tyne & Wear programme?

Moving On Tyne & Wear helps people who live in North Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and South Tyneside and are unemployed due to their physical or mental health.

Support through the programme is delivered on a one-to-one basis – every person on the programme receives a unique service which completely depends on their needs.

As part of the Moving On Tyne & Wear programme, VODA works with North Tyneside Council to provide volunteering opportunities and related support to people who are looking to overcome health barriers and access further training, education and employment. We can help MOTW participants to access meaningful volunteering opportunities across the borough with both voluntary and community sector organisations and within North Tyneside Council itself.

In order to give more information to anyone interested in finding out about the programme and the support on offer, we are holding Moving On Tyne & Wear drop-in sessions every Wednesday from 10am to 12 noon at VODA, beginning on 13 February. There is no need to book a place at these sessions, simply call in to our offices at the Queen Alexandra Campus and ask to speak to the Moving On Tyne & Wear team.

Read more about the project here

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The Adint Charitable Trust

Makes grants of between £250 and £15,000 to registered charities for general charitable purposes, but has a preference for charities working in the fields of education, training, disability, sport and/or recreation.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

Applications should be in writing to the address below and include full details of the charity for which funding is requested.

Mr. Douglas Oram FIH MCIPS, The Adint Charitable Trust, Suite 512, 517, Finchley Road, London NW3 7BN

Email: adintct@gmail.com

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FSI Training in Newcastle

The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) is delivering training aimed at small charities in Newcastle on 31 January 2019, with support from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The training consists of four different courses covering topics including trusts and foundations, developing a case for support and charity leader responsibilities.

These courses are heavily subsidised for members (membership is free to charities with a turnover of less that £1 million).

Read more and book here.

 

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Online Safety Briefing by Northumbria Police: 20 November

 

 

 

 

 

Northumbria Police, in conjunction with South West Grid for Learning, have arranged a number of events around online safety throughout November.  Online Safety Live is a programme of events designed exclusively for professionals working with children and young people and they’re completely free to attend.

The events are two hours long and cover a broad range of online safety topics, a briefing session in its truest sense. At the end of the event all delegates receive access to an online resource area containing links to all the materials mentioned, signposting to sources of help and support as well as a live copy of the presentation itself.

The North Tyneside event takes place on Tuesday 20 November, 9.30am to 11.30am at the Langdale Centre in Wallsend.

Read more and book your place here

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