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Safer Recruitment

Whether you are employing staff or recruiting volunteers, you need to be confident that those who are working with adults at risk or children are suitable.  Safeguarding is a big topic and involves more than just doing a DBS so in this article we examine some of the steps you can take to protect those most vulnerable.

Plan ahead

Writing a good job or role description is crucial to enable you to match applicants well against set criteria.  All tasks should be clearly written so that it comes as no surprise to an individual when they take up a position.

Garry's Blog

So, I have avoided the topic for months, but it seems there really would be little point this month, in me talking about anything except….. Brexit.

However, I hope to give a different and perhaps more positive take, whilst also walking the political tightrope that Charity leaders must.

Good Finance LIVE Midlands: Birmingham

Are you a social enterprise, charity or community organisation who are trading and making an income from that activity?

Are you currently exploring ways to scale up that activity or finance new plans? If so, Good Finance Live is where you need to be...

Good Finance Live is a one-day event for charities, social enterprises, community businesses and local groups in the Midlands who are looking for repayable finance or interested in finding out more.

This is an opportunity to:

Calling all digital entrepreneurs

£10,000 fully funded grants available to Staffordshire SME’s looking to develop new digital products and solutions to social challenges across the region.

As part of the Staffordshire Digital Innovation Partnerships project, Staffordshire University are looking for local digital entrepreneurs to develop prototype solutions to a series of social challenges identified by Staffordshire County Council.

These challenges include:

Stakeholder Briefing: Autism services in southern Staffordshire

In light of recent posts on social media regarding autism services in south Staffordshire, we would like to reassure patients, carers and their families about the provision.

The current contract for delivering autism services in south Staffordshire is held by Midlands Psychology. The contract is in place until 30 September 2019 and as such the provider is responsible for delivering the service until this time.

Village Hall Improvements Grant

In the first round, ACRE received 22 applications from eligible UK organisations to apply for funding from the Village Hall improvement Grant.

Background

This grant follows the Autumn 2018 budget which announced: to mark the centenary of the Armistice, government would support several initiatives, including making available grant funding to support improvement projects for village halls.

This is in recognition of the important role that village halls play in underpinning local community life.