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THE RIGHT START: Policies and Procedures

Funded by Staffordshire County Council

An introductory session for groups who are writing or refreshing their policies and procedures.   This workshop will cover the difference between a policy and a procedure and will outline best practice in the following policies:

  • Safeguarding

  • Equalities

  • Data protection

  • Health and safety


    Other sessions available:

  • Trustee roles and responsibilities

  • Policies and procedures

THE RIGHT START: Trustee Roles and Responsibilities

Funded by Staffordshire County Council

An introductory session for new trustees or those who wish to refresh their skills.  This workshop will cover the basics to enable you to govern more effectively and understand the responsibilities you have.  Topics include:

  • Trustee duties
  • Role descriptions
  • Organisation structures
  • Governing documents
  • Leading effective meetings
  • Dealing with problems


Other sessions available:

THE RIGHT START: Involving Volunteers

Funded by Staffordshire County Council

Involving volunteers takes time and planning but doing this effectively will ensure that you meet the needs of your organisation as well as providing the volunteer with a good experience.  This workshop is designed to help you improve your programme, attracting volunteers as well as retaining them.  It will cover:

  • Volunteer policies
  • Writing effective role descriptions
  • Recruitment
  • Support and supervision
  • Retention of volunteers


Managing Stress

Disability Solutions is running a free course for adults with a disability or long term health condition on managing stress and improving your well being on 12th, 19th and 26th October 2pm to 4pm at the Dudson Centre.

The Prince's Trust: 12 week personal development course

Team is a 12-week personal development course, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week.

How does it help?

More than 70% of unemployed participants go on to jobs, training or education within three months of completing.

Through building their confidence and motivation, Team members are encouraged to think about their futures; this includes preparing a post-programme development plan. During the 12 weeks they:

Testimonials and Feedback

  • ‘Thank you so much for your support for our MASE Groups – you have always been there for us.’ - Daphne Sharp, The MASE Group
  • ‘You are such a star! Got to be worth a toast.’ - Liz Dipple, re: assisting Rising Brook Baptist Church in their tender submission to take on the running of Rising Brook Library

Free Courses

Steps to Work are offering FREE Employability and Maths courses from September and fully funded by Staffordshire County Council.

First Steps to Employability

This course will help you to:

  • Gain confidence and improve self esteem
  • Overcome barriers to work
  • Identify your strengths and skills
  • Create a CV and cover letter
  • Manage money more effectively
  • Improve interview skills

Maths Every Day

This course will help you to:

Small Talk SLT Ltd Children & Parenting Courses

Small Talk SLT Ltd are running two courses via adult learning (wider family learning):-

More Than Words

This is a 10 week course for parents of children with ASD, suspected ASD, 2 year olds not talking etc.

  • Uttoxeter Fire Station 7-9pm from 12 September
  • Wombourne Fire Station 1-3pm from 22 September (no creche sorry)
  • Tamworth Fire Station 7-9pm from 7 November

Lets Talk With Your Baby