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SSCB Training - September, October & November 2016 Training

Spaces are currently available for September, October and November 2016 SSCB Training.

Multi Agency Level 2, Working Together to Safeguard Children Training, 09:30 – 16:30

This event is for NEW members of the workforce (not to update) who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.

Staffordshire Children’s Safeguarding Board Release Info re: Early Help Strategy

On behalf of Staffordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board, the county council’s communications team have been working with comms leads in other member organisations to deliver a campaign which launches the new Early Help Strategy, makes practitioners aware of the Staffordshire approach to early help and the tools available to support them with this work.

They have launched brand new web resources on the Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board site

South Staffordshire Health Centre Joins 'Dementia Friendly' Campaign

A South Staffordshire GP practice has become one of the first in the area to join a campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around the condition by changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia.

Six members of staff at Lakeside Medical Centre in Church Road, Perton, attended a free one hour information session and have become Dementia Friends - an initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society.

Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership Strategic Board – Call for VCSE Representative

A VCSE rep is being sought for the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership. This was set up to enable a collaborative approach to be taken across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to reduce the number of incidents on the roads where people are killed or seriously injured. Please see the attached document for more information and a nomination form.

Nominations should be sent to Jill Norman by email to jill.norman@supportstaffordshire.org.uk by the end of Wednesday 31 August 2016.

Lloyds Bank Foundation Opens £1m Fund for Charities Tackling Abuse

The Lloyds Bank Foundation has launched a £1m grants programme called 'Transform' for charities tackling domestic and sexual abuse.

The programme, will offer grants of up to £100,000 over two years to 10 charities with the intention of strengthening policy, practice and infrastructure in the domestic and sexual abuse sector.

To be eligible, charities must have an income of between £25,000 and £2m a year and partnership bids are being encouraged.

Commissioner’s People Power Fund – Now Open for Applications

Great ideas for community safety solutions come from local people – which is why Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is inviting groups in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to bid for money from the Commissioner’s People Power Fund.

The fund empowers local groups to find solutions to community safety problems through offering smaller grants of between £100 and £3,000.

The Contribution Women Make to a Safer Community Conference

‘The Contribution Women Make to a Safer Community’ will shine a light on the inspirational work being carried out by women and its impact on people’s lives.

Presented by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, this free event will also look at the diverse ways women work, the obstacles they may face and the coping mechanisms they utilise.

A mix of inspirational speakers and interactive workshops will deliver a thought-provoking day for women and men alike.

Speakers include:-