DSCB Neglect Training

Please note there are a limited number of spaces still available for Neglect on Thursday 23th May 1:30 – 4:30pm

“Learning Outcomes:

This course will provide staff across ALL agencies with a shared understanding of neglect and its impact on the safety, wellbeing and development of children, allowing them to:

  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of neglect
  • Recognise the importance of recording, including capturing and responding to the voice of the child.
  • To understand your professional role in supporting children who have been or may be neglected
  • To understand the importance of early intervention and referral pathways, including the brief overview of the Graded Care Profile (GCP2) assessment tools that has been agreed at a local level to support practitioners to respond to cases of neglect.  

Who is this course for?

This course is for all staff with responsibility for safeguarding children, including education, health, residential, foster carers, youth workers, and all those engage with children and families in any capacity and from any sector or services across the Borough. 

 

Prerquisites:

 

It is advisable that participants have a basis understanding of safeguarding, including the categories of abuse”.

 

 

If you are interested in booking on please enrol on the link below:

https://dudleysafeguarding.event-booking.org/event-detail/%3D%3DwNxUTN/Neglect

 

For more information on our other courses please visit: https://dudleysafeguarding.event-booking.org/events-list

ACE Training for VCO’s in Dudley

You may have heard that there is a new service on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Dudley and Sandwell. Commissioned by the West Midlands Violence Prevention Alliance, through the PCC, we are aiming to raise awareness of the impact of ACEs and trauma on vulnerable people of all ages across the borough.

We would therefore like to invite you and your colleagues to a training event at the link below on June 5th. We have allocated 20 spaces to the voluntary and community sector for the event. To book places please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-aces-and-trauma-informed-practice-tickets-61936179781

Please disseminate information to any colleagues that you think would benefit from attending this training. We would suggest colleagues who:

  • Are interested in finding out more about ACEs
  • Work with vulnerable or traumatised people
  • Work with children and adults who may have experienced, or are currently experiencing, adversity.

Dudley local authority is committed to raising awareness of ACEs and trauma-informed practice across the workforce to improve services for children, young people and families.

2019 – A year of opportunity and growth!

Its that time again when the team get together and plan for the year ahead. When we started this we were blown away by the exciting opportunities that are opening up to us and the work that we get to be part of that we wanted to share some of these with you all.

Firstly our team is growing! We have attracted investment into growing the Children’s team increasing from 1 staff member in 2016 to 6 members of staff with an amazing array of skills and experiences in 2019!

We are also involved in shaping and developing

Cluster Connect – bringing VCOs, statutory and communities together to develop a community offer that tackles local priorities and improve public health outcomes

Care and Share and Parent Carer Forum merge to expand their reach and level the playing field of opportunity via a greater online community for parent carers who are isolated as result of their caring responsibilities.

Establish a Leaders Forum to address challenges in the Early Help and Safeguarding system

Recruitment of a new apprentice Who is passionate about collecting the experiences of young residents who really want to make a difference

Beautifully Young Humans – Inspirational and motivational stories are hosted on IZone to encourage self-development for those seeking help and advice on this site.

Don’t Dis my Ability network formation – championing the inclusivity of VCOS who are dedicated to supporting people with additional needs and disabilities and those who would love to learn how to be more accessible.

If you want to know more about the work we are involved in, or would like to get involved just get in touch and we will happily share the excitement over coffee and cake! We were so thrilled by this coming year that we had to make a short film to spread the excitement! We hope you enjoy it.

 

DSCB Stalking Training

Please note there are a limited number of spaces still available for Stalking on Monday 18th March 9:00 – 4:00pm

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session delegates will

  • Understand what constitutes stalking and harassment
  • Understand the importance of specialist risk assessment and intervention delivery
  • Understand the impact on victims
  • Understand criminal and civil law in relation to stalking and harassment
  • Know how to deliver a safe and effective response to victims and their families
  • Be able to construct a safety plan for a stalking victim and know where to refer them for support

If you are interested in booking on please enrol on the link below:

https://dudleysafeguarding.event-booking.org/event-detail/%3D%3DAO4UDN/Stalking

For more information on our other courses please visit: https://dudleysafeguarding.event-booking.org/events-list

Please note there are a limited number of spaces still available for Stalking on Monday 18th March 9:00 – 4:00pm

 

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session delegates will

  • Understand what constitutes stalking and harassment
  • Understand the importance of specialist risk assessment and intervention delivery
  • Understand the impact on victims
  • Understand criminal and civil law in relation to stalking and harassment
  • Know how to deliver a safe and effective response to victims and their families
  • Be able to construct a safety plan for a stalking victim and know where to refer them for support

 

 

If you are interested in booking on please enrol on the link below:

https://dudleysafeguarding.event-booking.org/event-detail/%3D%3DAO4UDN/Stalking

 

For more information on our other courses please visit: https://dudleysafeguarding.event-booking.org/events-list

Dudley Innovation fund – Round Two

Hold the date: Voluntary Sector Innovation Fund Round Two- Launch Event

Date: Tuesday 12th March Time: 5–8pm

Venue: Amblecote Christian Centre,102-104 Brettell Lane, Amblecote DY8 4BS

Following the successful launch of the Voluntary Sector Innovation Fund in December 2017, Dudley Council is about to launch Round 2 of this exciting initiative for the borough.

The background to the Fund was the recognition by the Health and Wellbeing Board that we need to work together to do things differently in Dudley to achieve longer, safer, healthier lives for all.

We have a strong history across Dudley borough of people working together to improve their local communities. In order to support this approach, Dudley Council has identified the Voluntary Sector Innovation Fund to enable people in our local communities to do more of the things they do best.

We all have an active role to play in helping to make this happen – individuals, families, communities, organisations and local politicians.

 

We are inviting you to this event to find out more about how this different way of investing money in our communities might benefit you in supporting new, innovative ideas for improving health and wellbeing.

If you are from a voluntary, community or faith sector group or organisation and you are working with communities in Dudley borough, please come along to find out about this exciting initiative.

Please register for the event using this link: https://innovationfundround2launchevent.eventbrite.co.uk

Staff or Volunteer of a Dudley VCO? You are invited

Dudley Children Young People and Families Network Meeting

Friday 1st March 2019

9.30 – 11.30

DY1, Stafford Street, Dudley, DY1 1RT

Dudley CYPF Network is open to any staff member or volunteer that is involved in a voluntary, community or faith sector organisation which exists to support children, young people and families in Dudley Borough

We look forward to welcoming new and existing members to the next network event where members have asked for time to meet, get to know each other and explore opportunities to share, learn, collaborate and work together on existing agendas and exciting new plans.

The next round of the Dudley Innovation Fund opens on the 12th March 2019 so this meeting will be a great opportunity for any of you interested in submitting joint bids to find new contacts.

We would like to challenge each and every member to bring along a colleague or friend from another organisation who has not attended before!

As always a warm welcome and lots of great, inspirational people await you

Booking is not essential however an email to nicki@dudleycvs.org.uk to let us know you are coming helps with planning

PCC Victims Fund

The Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson is encouraging organisations across the West Midlands to submit applications to his ‘Victims Fund’, which helps pay for support services for people traumatised by criminal activity.

Individual funding of up to £20,000 is available for each voluntary or community organisation that helps support victims to cope and recover from their experiences. Groups can apply on their own or they can join together and form a partnership.

The Victims Fund will open on 1st February 2019 and will be taking application from agencies through to 18th March 2019

Please follow this link for further information and details on how to apply;

https://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/news/news-2019/groups-urged-to-apply-for-victims-fund/

 

Kind Regards,