Welcome to the news section of the website. Here you will find a searchable archive of news items as well as archives of recent issues of our regular publications Briefing Bradford and the Young Lives Bradford Ebulletin (with Centre Forward news to follow).
Contains links to Briefing Bradford, News on karmand centre oil kitchen oil project, Lord mayor twitter account, reserves and charities. List of websites including EASA,Karmand, Small World, BEES, BEAT and others. Funding and training.
Support staff from your local CVS and Dave Collins, the Community Accountant for Bradford District will be out and about during September and October at local community venues. Come along between 2pm and 4pm to:
30th September 2015
Bingley - Little House BD16 2HP
7th October 2015
Gateway Centre, Ravenscliffe BD10 0JR
22nd October 2015
Sedbergh Community Centre BD6 1DJ
A opportunity to meet up with Dave our community accountant and chat through and seek advice on any finance or accounting issues or queries your group/organisation has. Also free Money Management Guide to take away and use.
Find out how to use the bfunded website www.bfunded.org.uk to search for funding - it's FREE.
DIVA Bradford is a FREE publicity service for voluntary and community groups in Bradford district. Find out how to update your pages, add events and jobs. If your group doesn't already have a page on the DIVA Bradford website then we can sign you up. www.divabradford.org.uk
Talk to one of our Support Officers to find out how you can:
set up new groups,
register as a charity or a company,
get the policies you need
book an Organisation Health Check
access training for management committees/trustees
Want to attend?
You are welcome to drop in between 2 and 4pm. However, if you are planning to attend, we'd welcome an email so that we can make sure we have enough tea and biscuits.
Facebook is rolling out a new tool which allows users to make donations to charity with the simple click of a button. The ‘Donate’ button, introduced in 2013 to a select number of charities, can now be used for all non-profits on Facebook pages and link ads.
The mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people are of crucial importance. They have a major impact on life outcomes. A review is underway in Bradford looking at how services are provided to children in the district and it is crucial that we understand the role that the voluntary sector plays and how it contributes to improving mental health and wellbeing.
This review part of a national drive to improve services and access. A National Children and Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce was established in September 2014 to consider ways to make it easier for children, young people, parents and carers to access help and support when needed and to improve how children and young people’s mental health services are organised, commissioned and provided.
The report sets out the challenges and a clear national ambition in the form of key proposals to transform the design and delivery of a local offer of services for children and young people
The report sets out five key themes:
Promoting resilience, prevention and early intervention
Improving access to effective support
Care for the most vulnerable
Accountability and transparency
Developing the workforce
NHS England now requires the development and agreement of Local Transformation Plans for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing which will clearly articulate the local offer and meet the national ambition. These plans need to cover the whole spectrum of services for children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing from health promotion and prevention work, to support and interventions for children and young people who have existing or emerging mental health problems, as well as transitions between services in line with the five themes listed above. To assist with this, please can you complete a survey about how your work supports the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, which has been set up to consider whether public bodies (and other non‐state institutions) have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse has begun its work. As part of this activity the Chair has sent a letter to Bradford Council (and many other bodies) relating to information and records. It outlines documents and records that should not be destroyed: “we must ensure that no line of investigation is curtailed by the premature destruction of files or records that later become required as evidence” at this stage, to ensure that the enquiry’s work is not limited. Bradford Safeguarding Children Board has asked that this letter is shared with VCS organisations and asks that VCS organisations follow the request in the letter.