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Safeguarding Children e-academy & Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board announce EHA e-Learning module

Voluntary Sector Providers working with Children, Young People and Families are encouraged to use the new Staffordshire Early Help Assessment Tool.

Over the past few months statutory partners have been working on a new tool to replace the old Common Assessment Framework.

Free Gap Year Talks: Monday 12th – Friday 16th October 2015

Project Trust will be conducting a series of free gap year talks in the West Midlands during the week commencing 12th October 2015.

These free talks are aimed at year 12 and 13 students about the benefits of taking a year out, and in particular the benefits of taking on a long term placement with Project Trust.

For further information about the organisation please visit their website or contact Matt Owen on 01879 230110.

The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice (Stoke-on-Trent) open day for volunteers - 19 September 2015

The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice in Stoke-on-Trent are holding an Open Day for volunteers on Saturday the 19th September from 10-12pm.

The Hospice provides care and support services for children who have shortened life expectancy or those who due to illness or injury have a life threatening or life limiting condition.

Have Your Say on Staffordshire’s Short Break’s (Activities) – Aiming High

The All Age Disability Commissioning Team at Staffordshire County Council recently conducted Staffordshire’s ‘Shaping the Future of SEND Assessment and Specialist Support Programme’. Parents and carers of children and young people with SEND told them of the importance of offering Community Based Short Breaks, which are currently delivered via Staffordshire’s Aiming High Programme.

Cannock Chase District Commissioning Prospectus for Activities for Young People

The Cannock Chase District Commissioning Prospectus for Activities for young people has been released. This is designed to provide continued investment in community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises, public and private sector to improve outcomes for young people.

This focuses on three key outcomes for young people, enabling them to be:

Healthy and happy
• Safe and supported
• Independent and prosperous

Signpost Centre, Highfields – Five Years of Funding, Five Years of Hope!

 The Signpost Centre has recently received news that it has secured a £370,000 grant from the National Lottery's Reaching Communities Fund to provide support to Stafford residents dealing with employment, debt, mental health, family and older person issues, over the next five years. Staff can continue to be employed, volunteers managed and clients served in the community cafe on Highfields.  The new project will start in September 2015 and will concentrate on achieving the following outcomes in four main areas: