Website of the National Council for Voluntary Youth Service. National resources for voluntary and community organisations that support young people. Information on strategy and policy and good practice from a national perspective.
The Bradford District Compact was renewed in October 2015. The document is signed by Bradford Council, Bradford CCGs, West Yorkshire Police and Bradford VCS Assembly. Though often thought of as defining commissioning arrangements, it covers a wider aspects of VCS/statutory sector relationships.
At a recent meeting of the Resource Management Group, which is the policy level meeting between Bradford Council and the VCS Assembly, it was agreed we would begin a "light refresh" of the VCS Compact. What that means in practice is that we will not review the provisions except to change clearly out-of-date terminology, but will instead concentrate on modernising the implementation provisions, promote the existence of the Compact and its provisions and work to engage signed-up partners on how they use the Compact within their organisations. This last point will see Council and VCS Partners attempt to work out exactly how the CCGs relate to the Compact, as the original was signed by their ancestor, the Bradford District PCT.
A copy of the current Compact is attached to this item.
The report summarises an independent evaluation of the Community Organisers programme.
Evaluation work began in October 2012 and will finish in June 2015 with a final report. The report summarises a near final assessment of the programme. The summary aims to provide lessons for similar interventions in future. The final full report will provide detailed findings in answer to evaluation questions, as well as providing the analytical background for this report.
This report summarises an independent evaluation of the Community First programme.
Evaluation work began in October 2012 and continues until the end of March 2015. It aims to explore how effective the programme is and what social impact has been achieved.
The summary aims to provide lessons for similar interventions in future. The final full report will provide detailed findings in answer to evaluation questions, as well as providing the analytical background for this report.
The review found that the Act is having a positive effect where it is taken up, and that it has clear potential to act as a tool for smarter procurement given the right application. The review also makes recommendations around how to further develop the social value agenda and to move the Act into its next phase of implementation.
Bradford Council has published a summary of feedback gathered at the public consultation sessions as part of the "New Deal for Bradford District" initiative. The document also outlines the next steps, which will include progression through partnership structures. Bradford CVS and the District Assembly will play key roles in contributing to these discussions. There will also be participatory workshops (details to be announced.) The council have also published a paper for the next Executive which makes recommendations for approval.
Information of People's Health trust and Bfunded news. Report on what to do if the Reaching Community Lottery turn down a bid. Election results local and national. Poverty report and Equality Commission. Charity Commision news sheet on trustees
Young Lives have put together a short survey on involvement of young people and supporting young people’s voice. This is to help us demonstrate the work that you undertake and to get a better understanding of how the VCS supports young people’s engagement. There is a keen interest in Council partnerships, structures and groups to have a greater input from children and young people into decision making, so we are also asking whether any existing fourms you facilitate would like to be better linked to develop greater links with partners.
Young Lives Bradford facilitates VCS representation and engagement on the wide range of strategic groups which report back to Bradford Children’s Trust and the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board. We are looking for representatives on behalf of the Young Lives Bradford Network and voluntary sector delivering services to children, young people and families in the District on the following groups:
Our Representatives are expected to attend meetings of the group and we would ask our representatives to provide brief written feedback on any key points from the meeting and on any relevant information which may need to be cascaded to the sector. We offer an allowance of £40 per meeting to your employer, plus travel expenses. Our VCS Representatives should be working or volunteering for a VCS organisation which delivers services to children and young people in the Bradford district.