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Young Lives Bradford co-ordinates a Core Strategic Group (CSG) which meets bi-monthly and we are looking to recruit new members to the group.
The primary aim of the CSG is to oversee the strategic engagement of the children and young people’s voluntary and community sector with statutory, voluntary and private sector stakeholder groups and agencies, including the Bradford Council, the Bradford Children’s Trust, the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board, the local NHS Health & Well-Being Board, and the Bradford VCS Assembly among others.
The CSG provides a forum for raising and responding to issues of wider importance relating to children and young people’s services within Bradford District. The purpose is to ensure the voice of the voluntary and community sector is heard wherever appropriate and necessary.
Membership of the group is open to managers and practitioners from organisations registered on the Young Lives Bradford network, conditional on a commitment by each member to attend scheduled meetings of the CSG.
Membership of the CSG gives individuals an opportunity to:
- Become more involved in strategic decision making
- Learn new skills from representing the sector at a strategic level
- Understand how decisions are made locally and nationally and how they impact on the sector.
We are particularly interested to see representation on the group from organisations that are:
- working with people with disabilities;
- working with BME and /or Central and Eastern European groups;
- in the 0 – 11 sector;
- young person led,
- volunteer-led, uniformed or faith based
- based in Keighley or Shipley constituencies.
For detailed information about the group view the terms of reference. To discuss this opportunity please contact Peter Horner on 01274 722772 or 07421 745712 or at the Young Lives Forum on 30th September.
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.