It is now time again to plan for this year’s Safeguarding Week which will take place from Monday, 19th October to Friday, 23rd October across various venues across the district. The focus of the week is to provide a range of learning and development opportunities for staff and volunteers working in the sectors of safeguarding children, young people, adults and domestic abuse.
There will be a series of drop-in events, workshops, films, lectures and training opportunities to promote Safeguarding Awareness across the Bradford District. We are looking for a broad range of events and would like to encourage service user involvement. Running an event will be a great opportunity for organisations working with children, young people, adults and families to host events to raise awareness of their own services.
Deadline for applications to run an event isFriday 22nd May.This allows time to prepare the programme and circulate to partners before the school summer term break.
If you would like to get involved and run an event click here: Guidance Notes
Can you offer a venue? We would also like to hear from anyone who could offer a venue to host some of the activities during the week. This could also be an opportunity to promote your own organisation’s services even if you decide not to run an event yourself.
We look forward to hearing from any interested organisations.
The Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson runs a Youth Advisory Group for young people aged between 13 and 21. The group gives the Police and Crime Commissioner direct contact with young people who are able to express their views and comments which will steer all future decisions, policy and engagement.
There is an open rolling recruitment for Youth Advisory Group, meaning new members are welcome all the time.
Meetings take place on a Saturday and run 11:00-14:00 and include lunch and travel expenses. Meetings are held in various venues across West Yorkshire, and go to a different district each time.
How will the Commissioner use the advice given by the group?
The PCC will carefully consider the advice given by young people and will be responsible for any actions he takes arising out of that advice. The PCC will always report back to the group about what advice has or has not been followed and the reasons why.
What are group members expected to do?
Group members are expected to:
•Contribute time, energy and commitment
•Share their personal knowledge, awareness and experience of community issues within the group
•Provide advice to us to help the PCC improve policing and make sure people are safer and feel safer
Do group members need any special skills?
No. We will provide any appropriate training.
Do group members get paid?
No. This is voluntary work.
However, the Police and Crime Commissioner and his team do value the advice that they are given and the time that members dedicate to the group, so reasonable expenses are paid. Membership may also prove to be a useful addition to your CV.
It’s a really great group to be involved in, we offer unique opportunities that provide an close insight into West Yorkshire Police including VIP access to departments like the Oak Room, ANPR, CTU, Contact Centre, Firearms, Public Order, Mounted Section, NPAS and more. There are also opportunities to have intimate question and answer sessions with the Police and Crime Commissioner and members of the Chief Officer Team.
Mark Burns-Williamson, Police and Crime Commissioner really values what the group tell him, the young people have a real opportunity to directly influence the work of the PCC.