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August 2015 Newsletter

We produce an edition of this newsletter at the beginning of each month. If you have an item for the next edition, please send it to contact@cywp.org.uk.

If you are interested in becoming a member of CYWP, please visit our website for more details and the membership application form.
MEMBER NEWS
Accessible Sports Taster Day
 
An Accessible sports taster day is being held on 8th August, 11am - 3pm at Truro College Sports hall.  The sports on offer include tennis, wheelchair racing, cricket and wheelchair basket ball.

Click here to view the flyer.
Carefree 10 Year Celebration
 
Save the date - 6th November 2015 - a daytime conference followed by an early evening party to celebrate Carefree.

Click here for more information and booking details.
Teens Group Volunteers for Penhaligons Friends
 
Penhaligons Friends are looking for volunteers who would like to help at their Teens groups in the areas of Launceston and St. Austell, The groups are once a month on a Monday Evening.

Last year Penhaligons Friends helped over 600 bereaved children come to terms with the death of a family member or close friend.  All support workers are trained volunteers and training will be offered to those who are interested in Supporting Penhaligon's Friends.

For more information contact enquiries@penhaligonsfriends.org.uk or 01209 215889.
TRAINING AND EVENTS
HBT and TEASE Training from Brook
 
Brook have a free offer to schools of Homophobic, Bi-phobic and Trans-phobic bullying training.  It can be run as an inset or as two twilights. It will help schools protect the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ young people everywhere. It will also achieve a healthy schools plus award. Follow the links for the leaflet and letter to schools and expression of interest. Please contact Louisa Street for further details or to return expressions of interest.
 
Brook are running another round of their award winning Tell Everyone About Sexual Exploitation training. This training is a two day course on 14th and 15th September and costs £125. It includes a talk from Andy Phippen of Plymouth University on sexting and also has an update on the latest CEOP materials. Please view the flyer for booking details.
New Reconstruct Child Protection Course Dates
 
Reconstruct have just added a number of new dates for their courses. Please click on the following links to see availability:

Level 3 Multi-Agency Child Protection training (full introductory course)
Level 3 MACP with a focus on Domestic Violence and Abuse
Level 3 MACP with a focus on Parental Mental Illness
Level 3 MACP with a focus on Parental Substance Misuse
Level 3 MACP with a focus on Child Sexual Exploitation
Safer Recruitment
Early Help training
Lead Professional training
Train The Trainer (to deliver level 2 single-agency courses)
 
For information, and to book, please see visit the website.
Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour-Based Violence Training (DASH)
 
Twelves Company have released new dates for DASH training taking place in August and September. Day One of the training is an introduction to domestic abuse for all frontline professionals working with individuals and families. Day two covers the DASH risk assessment.

Click here for further information and booking details.
 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Children's Project Worker Vacancy
 
Children’s Project Worker (part-time or  full-time) £ 22,000 - £ 26,500
 
Trelya are seeking a children’s project worker for their Realising Ambition Project. Trelya supports children, young people and their families at risk of social exclusion in West Cornwall, based in Penzance.
 
Trelya believe that for some children in society, the solution needs to be about long term involvement and sticking with a child no matter what, working one to one with the same children over several years, with a maximum caseload of 8 children. Experience of working with children essential. Closing date 10th August 2015.
 
Application pack: www.trelya.com/jobs or Helen.dobson@trelya.com
Funded by The National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund as part of the Realising Ambition Programme.
Cymaz Music - Finance and Operations Manager
 
Cymaz Music is seeking a motivated and highly organised Finance and Operations Manager to join their small team based in Lostwithiel. Ideally with some experience of working in the arts and managing a range of project and income streams. 30 hours per week.
 
Click here for the Job Description and application pack please email emily@cymazmusic.org.uk.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
MyBnk Fully Funded Finance and Enterprise Workshops


MyBnk are a charity that develop and deliver financial and enterprise education for 11-25 year olds in schools and youth organisations. Together with young people, they have created high impact and high energy financial and enterprise education programmes on topics such as saving and budgeting, survival money management, social enterprise and start up entrepreneurship.
 
MyBnk have started offering sessions to young people in Devon and Cornwall and have funding available to provide sessions to groups of young people aged from 11-25 years. Out of school sessions are fully funded and in school sessions are part funded (schools contribute towards trainer travel and materials).

The full selection of workshops are available to view at www.mybnk.org/mybnk-programmes/

For more information contact James Wilson, Education Officer on 07717 792 682 or by email.
Cornwall Advocacy Summer Groups


Cornwall Advocacy will be hosting Summer Advocacy Groups throughout the summer holidays for young people aged 11-18 years living in Cornwall with a learning disability.

They are particularly trying to target the more excluded and isolated young people who perhaps have limited access to other opportunities and services. 

The groups will be fun and interactive, involving art and drama, whilst building confidence and self-esteem to encourage self-advocacy.  It’s also a great chance for the young people to socialise and build some friendships. 

Spaces are limited, so booking is therefore essential. All the groups will take place at Carn Brae Leisure Centre Hub Club, from 1 - 3.30pm, on the following dates: 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th August.

Please contact Christie Legg for more information and guidance on booking places.  

Tel: 07877815512
Email: enquiries@cornwalladvocacy.org.uk
Office: 01872 242478
PC Maintenance Course
 

SWITCH Community are running a course for 16 – 19 year olds, not in education, training or employment, who are interested in a career in PC maintenance. The course is four days per week, with three classroom based sessions, 9.30am – 4.00pm (includes some literacy and numeracy focused content) and one day’s work experience. It is a 15 week course.
 
Venue: Switch Community Ltd, 1 Wesley Street Camborne
Dates: to be confirmed when numbers are sufficient for the course to run
  • Learn about the internal components and connections
  • Develop your ability to diagnose and repair common faults
  • Learn how to correctly clean and maintain your PC or Laptop
  • Correctly install and maintain an operating system
  • Develop your software installation and maintenance skills
  • Develop your customer service skills ready for a career in the industry and more
  • AND build a new PC from scratch (yours to keep upon course completion)
  • Leave the course with your very own technician’s starter kit
To book, contact Gavin on 01209 610985 or email gavinb@switchcommunity.co.uk.
CBBC Pocket Money Pitch

CBBC are currently making a new programme called Pocket Money Pitch.  The series will give 8 - 14 year old's the chance to outline their very own business idea to a team of successful young entrepreneurs. If an entrepreneur sees potential in an idea, the child will work in partnership with them to get their business ready to present it to a high profile entrepreneur from an industry relevant to their business. If they pitch successfully they could then get the opportunity to spend time with that entrepreneur and receive up to a year’s worth of pocket money to help them to make their business dream a reality.
Click the following links for more information and to view the flyer.
RESOURCES
Cornwall Works Hub Information Sheets
 
The 16 resource sheets put together by Cornwall Works Hub have just been updated. They cover areas such as Money Management and Debt; Transport; Housing; Ex Offenders.  You can find them on the Inclusion Cornwall website. Scroll to the bottom of the page to 'Related Documents'. They will be updated regularly.  Please send any amendments to Ellie Moseley.
SAFEGUARDING
New Service for Young People to Report Sexual Exploitation

A new national service was launched on 1st July which raises awareness amongst young people of the risks and dangers of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and provides advice on how to keep safe and where to seek support.  The new service will provide young people with a means of reporting CSE through a free, 24/7, anonymous helpline provided by Missing People.

‘Say Something’ helpline: Call or Text 116000   
Website www.stop-cse.org/saysomething
Say Something briefings and poster are available to download at 
http://www.nwgnetwork.org/resources/resourcespublic?cat=115

 
FUNDING
Venture Philanthropy Funding

Impetus offers venture philanthropy packages to ambitious, innovative charities and social enterprises that are helping children and young people aged 11-24 living in poverty in the UK get the support they need to unlock their full potential.
 
Funding and expertise is provided to support the development of a whole organisation and not just a particular project or activity. In the financial year ending 31 December 2013, Impetus awarded just under £9 million in grants. Awards were made under the following general headings:
 
o Work readiness;
o Educational attainment;
o Reducing offending;
o Early years;
o Research; and
o Other.

Its venture philanthropy package consists of strategic funding, management support and pro bono expertise. The Trust can be contacted at any time to discuss eligibility. Further information is available on the Impetus website.
REGIONAL
Safer Social Networking Masterclass

A Safer Social Networking (SSNAP) masterclass will be held in Bristol on 3rd September 2015.

This interactive workshop helps professionals understand children's use of social media. It places CSE, grooming, sxting, bullying and indicators regarding isolation, poor self esteem and potential self harm in the context of young people's lives.

Learning Outcomes:
•            Identify young people’s use of contemporary platforms.
•            Demonstrate a greater understanding of safeguarding in the context of social media.
•            Develop enhanced awareness of offender behaviour & how they use new technology.
•            Recognise & manage online risks.
•            Formulate tactics & interventions.

To book, click here to be directed to the online booking form and select the orange task bar. This workshop is £149 plus VAT per person and each delegate will receive a pack of the SSNAP cards to take back to their organisation.
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