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Data Protection Regulations

Half Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at staff and volunteers who are new to data protection and need to understand their responsibilities.


This course aims to teach the basic obligations of data protection and ensure organisations feel confident that they are following best practice as well as the law.  This course will also provide an overview of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) and its impact on data use and storage.

Health and Safety and Premises Management

Half Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at individuals responsible for health and safety in the workplace and those who manage buildings or rooms.


Everyone has a duty of care in the workplace whether they are an employer, employee or a volunteer.  This course looks at the legal requirements for community groups, which laws apply to employees and volunteers and what steps can be taken to minimise risks and prevent avoidable accidents to staff, volunteers and the general public.  This course will include:          

Bespoke Training

Quality Training Across Staffordshire

Support Staffordshire provides peer support networks, workshops and training for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations across Staffordshire.  Whether you are an established organisation or a new group starting up, our experienced and professional team can provide you with a wide range of support and advice to help your group develop and succeed.  Our dedicated team have developed a range of training courses and materials designed to help you get the right start.

Volunteer Management

One Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at volunteer managers and co-ordinators or anyone with responsibility for managing volunteers.


This is an ideal course for busy volunteer co-ordinators who wish to gain knowledge of best practice and how to apply it.  The day will also provide opportunities to network and share information.  This course will cover:          

Running Effective Committee or Trustee Meetings

Half Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at individuals responsible for leading or chairing meetings as well as those who attend them.


Are your organisation’s committee or trustee meetings too long?  Is there a struggle to make decisions? Are there committee members who regularly cause difficulties and disrupt the flow of meetings?  This course will provide the tools to better manage meetings, keep things on track and alleviate frustrations.

Financial Services

Funding Advice Consultancy

Do you require a full funding search with tailored bid writing advice?  Are you looking at diversifying your income streams and want some support?  We can support with a one-to-one session to enable you to consider all types of funding.

Free Communications Workshops

Staffordshire County Council are running FREE Communications Workshops for voluntary sector organisations.

Organisations can book onto the events using the links below.  Each workshop has 20 places and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Organisations can send one representative so that the learning can be shared with as many voluntary organisations as possible

Effective Bid Writing

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire.  Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.

100% of previous participants said they would recommend this course. 

This is what they said:

  • Hints and tips extremely valuable.
  • Generally a good course, very informative.
  • Very interesting - Tutor very pleasant and knowledgeable.

Who should attend:

Safeguarding Children


Who should attend:

This course is aimed at individuals or volunteers who work with children.


This session will provide participants with an understanding of what to look for to safeguard children from harm, how to recognise abuse, respond effectively and refer appropriately and how social care responds including assessments together with child protection plans.

Topics Covered:

  • Be aware of different types of abuse