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,

Dudley CVS is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and creative individual to join our existing team

Youth and Community Development Officer (37hrs p.w)

SCP9 £20,344 – SCP19 £24,799 dependent on experience

Are you a creative thinker and doer? Do you have an ability to communicate effectively and support others to influence change? Are you passionate about the work that voluntary organisations and charities do to enhance the lives of children young people and their families? We are looking for an experienced individual who is comfortable with ambiguity and able to thrive in a fluid environment to support youth involving organisations and statutory partners to deliver a vibrant range of universal and Early Help services and activities across the borough to best meet the needs of our youth and their families.

Duration of posts:

Youth and Community Development Officer 13/14 months end date 31st March 2020

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 8th February 2019

Interview date: Week commencing 11th February 2019

 

For application forms and job descriptions, please contact

Dudley CVS, 7 Albion Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3EE.

Tel: 01384 573381. Email: dale@dudleycvs.org.uk

or download an application pack from https://bit.ly/2fin9vz

 

Dudley CVS is an equal opportunities employer

 

Registered Charity No: 517766 Incorporated under the 1985 Companies Act No.19985105.

Dudley Serious Case Review – Briefing Session

On Thursday 31st January 2019, Child A Serious Case Review will be published and uploaded onto the Dudley Safeguarding Board Website (link below).

http://safeguarding.dudley.gov.uk/child/work-with-children-young-people/serious-case-reviews/

A 90 Minute Multi Agency Briefing will take place on Monday 11th February 2018, 12:30pm until 2:00pm at Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Rd, Dudley DY2 9LY.

Can you please ensure the above information is disseminated within your agency/ organisation and the names of staff or volunteers attending sent to donna.thorneycroft@dudley.gov.uk