Bountagu Children & Young People Networking Meeting
Katie Taylor has recently joined the Bountagu team as the CYP engagement worker and would like to meet with organisations supporting local children and young people and discuss how needs can be addressed.
Today 3rd March 2015
Time:2pm - 4pm
Please join us at the Bountagu Hub,
229 Bounces Road, N9 8LP
Working Together 2013 now available on the DfE website: http://www.education.gov.uk/aboutdfe/statutory/g00213160/working-together-to-safeguard-children.
A Written Ministerial Statement is currently available here: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-vote-office/March-2013/21-3-13/4.EDUCATION-Working-Together-Safeguard-Children.pdf.
From a quick glance, some of the key points from the 97 page document are:
· Inclusion of a 45 day timescale for the completion of assessments (although the distinction between initial and core has been removed);
· Greater detail on the role and responsibilities of partners, including health;
· Appoint or removal of an LSCB Chair to sit with the local authority Chief Executive, working with the Lead Member for Children’s Services;
· No requirement to use systems methodology when conducting serious case reviews;
· Establishment of a “Panel of Experts on Serious Case Reviews”, to scrutinise the decision of LSCB Chairs on whether to conduct and publish SCRs.
Volant Charitable Trust
This trust was step up by J.K.Rowling to support charitable causes. The trust funds projects that alleviate social deprivation, with a particular emphasis on women's and childrens issues.
Upt to £30,000
Funds projects which address the social, emotional and financial needs of people a the margins of society
Funds organisations working with disabled children and their families.
Sports England Inspired Facilities Fund
porvides capital grants to refurbish or upgrade a community sports facility or convert an existing community venue for sports.
Enfield Residents's Priority Fund-Your chance to improve your local neighbourhood and get involved in local decision making!
Enfield Council is launching £2.1million fund for you to help address a social, econmic or environmental need in your ward, working with your local councillor.
To submit your idea you can visit www.enfield.gov.uk/residentsfund
If you would like to contact your local councillors email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ther are 21 wards to fund local projects that will help to tackle inequality or service provison locally.
This your chance to get involved. Why not let your councillors know how the money should be spent in your community. Consultations are taking place across Enfield.
For more information visit www.enfield.gov.uk/residentsfund
BIG Announces Additional £50 M to Voluntary and Community Sector (England)
The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has announced that it is making an additional £50 million available in grant funding to the voluntary and community sector. As part of the funding package, BIG is making an additional £17million available to fund an additional 650 charitable and community projects through its two main open grants programmes:
- Reaching Communities
- Awards for All.
Over the next few months, BIG will also be offering grants of up to £10,000 to close to 1,000 existing BIG grant holders in the last 18 months of their projects to review the way they work and explore ways of becoming more sustainable. Activities could include:
- Developing a more effective operating model
- Partnership working
- Finding new ways to deliver activities in future.
Projects that are having a particularly significant impact will also receive an additional year’s worth of funding to continue their project and carry out plans to make their projects more sustainable in the long term
STAYING SAFE AWARDS-Community Help Point Scheme
We are delighted to announce that CHPS was awarded Children & Young People's Award 2008
Established in 2007, a pioneering scheme initiated by Claire Whetstone-Director of ECYPS, teamed up with Disabled Children's Joint Services, The Police Youth & Partnership Team, Local Safeguarding Board and Children's Fund. The CHPS scheme provides safe havens for vulnerable young people in Enfield. The aim of the scheme is to support young people in raising their awareness of personal safety issues, to facilitate the safe travel of young people with diverse support needs. If you are a young person out and about in Enfield and in need of assistant then help is at hand.......look out for the distinctive blue and white sticker in shops, libraries, businesses etc. For a full list of locations contact Shafiqul. If you are a local business and would like to take part contact Shafiqul for an information pack.
For more information regarding the CHPS scheme contact
Shafiqul on 020 8373 2683.