PERS has been used by the voluntary sector for many years to help advise on employment matters. They are now having to charge for this service from October 13th 2013. If you are about to employ someone and and you want help on the employment process and anything to do with contracts please contact them. They also put on training courses.
Run by NCVO, KnowHow NonProfit describes itself as the place for nonprofit people to learn and share what they have learnt with others.
In their own words "Whether you work in a large charity, are setting up your own social enterprise or are helping out your local community group, this site is for you. Whatever your organisation or role within it, if you want information, to update your skills or to talk to others in similar situations, you've come to the right place."
There is a great deal of material on this site, from articles to "How-tos" to discussion forums about virtually any topic of interest in the sector.
Created by young people for young people, the ‘Rise Above’ website aims to build emotional resilience in individuals aged 11 to 16 by equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to make informed decisions, and help deal with the pressures of growing up. It also encourages conversations about the key health and wellbeing issues that affect teens and young people.
‘Rise Above’ tackles topics young people are most concerned about, such as puberty, relationships, alcohol, self-harm, smoking, contraceptive choices, drugs, body confidence, peer pressure and mental health. To read more, go to:http://riseabove.org.uk/
Prevent is one of the four core elements of the Government’s CONTEST strategy for countering terrorism. The other three elements are Prepare, Pursue and Protect. Prevent is a part of the CONTEST Strategy focusing on early intervention through strategies which reduce the likelihood of individuals supporting extremist ideology. It applies to all forms of extremism including far right extremism. It is also recognised as a 'safeguarding' issue and will be treated in the same way as other safeguarding processes designed to protect vulnerable people from harm or abuse by being drawn into radicalisation or travelling abroad to pursue these ideals.
Prevent agenda presentation
This presentation on Prevent was delivered by the Bradford Prevent Co-ordinator for Bradford, Michael Churley at the Young Lives Bradford forum in February. His contact details are:
Michael Churley, Prevent Co-ordinator
Neighbourhood & Customer Service, Department of Environment & Sport
Free E-learning module provides a general overview of the ‘Channel’ programme, which provides support at an early stage to people identified as being vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism.
New Government website on Prevent
This website provides parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.
‘Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent’ (WRAP) sessions will be available in the district. Young Lives Bradford will circulate details when available.
Bradford Council training team are currently delivering training for early years practitioners/support staff and assistants/teachers working with early years children and their families and will also be planning further training.
Bradford Council webpage on the prevent agenda has useful links.
The next two big welfare reforms to impact on Bradford are Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments. Universal Credit arrives in the district on 30 November 2015 and will affect many single people needing to claim unemployment benefits. In addition, over the next couple of years, everyone currently receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA) will be ‘invited’ to claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Bradford Community Advice Network have prepared a useful summary of these changes. To receive direct updates contact firstname.lastname@example.org