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Free Self-Development Workshops from the Women's Trust

Woman`s Trust is proud to announce that we have Free Self-Development Workshops for West and East London for the months of November and December.

To see our Free workshops for women affected by Domestic Violence 
please find attached our flyers for East and West workshops.

 To reserve your place on any of these workshops,

please ring Iara or Motunrayo on

020 7034 0303

 If you are in receipt of state benefits, or have no recourse to public funds,

you may be eligible for travel expenses refunds. Please mention this at time of booking.

Availability is limited and booking is essential.

ALTHOUGH THERE ARE SOME FACILITIES IN THE AREA WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH TO EVERY SESSION

CHILDCARE FACILITIES WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON THE DAY

Children will not be allowed to attend the workshops

 


Children and Young People’s Plan 2018-21: Engagement and issues

Children and Young People’s Plan 2018-21: Engagement and issues

 Background

 The City of London’s current Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP) was signed off by the Children’s Executive Board on 26th June 2015. The Plan covers the three year period from 2015-2018. The plan is owned and overseen by the Children’s Executive Board. An associated action plan has been developed to aid delivery of the Plan.

 

Current Position

 

  1. The new CYPP will be produced in the coming months. The final draft is due to be agreed at Grand Committee in April 2018.

 

  1. We want the City to be the best place it can be for children to grow up, and the CYPP will be the overarching strategy that outlines how we will achieve this aim. We want to explore what more is required and what needs improving/changing from the perspective of our stakeholders.

 

  1. Consultation with CYP in the city has begun, the issue that have emerged are outlined below:

 

Youth Clubs

What they don’t like about living in the City:

  • Too much Traffic
  • Can’t play football late
  • Don’t listen to young people (e.g. requests for more football pitches ignored)

 

What they would change about the City:

  • More outdoor play space- football pitches, outdoor gyms
  • Better youth facilities- improve Greenbox.
  • Better street and estate lighting
  • Cheaper gym/ swimming pool membership

 

CiCC

What are the main issues you face as a looked after young person/ care leaver?

  • Status
  • Having enough money
  • Benefits system
  • Health
  • Education
  • Learning English

 

What do you think would improve things for you?

  • Status: getting passport and papers – need help from City of London
  • Having enough money: to be able to do different things, to get what I need
  • Benefits system:  understanding how it works, having it explained. Understanding changes and ‘the cuts’
  • Health: to get answers to questions worrying me. To understand what the impact of health issues will be on my future
  • Education: being able to go to college/university
  • Learning English: having more lessons

 

Sir John Cass

Like about going to school in City

  • Connections with City Corporation- visits with police, events and workshops at Guildhall, Lord Mayor show, Concerts
  • The museums and attractions
  • History and historic buildings

 

Don’t like about going to school in City

  • Not enough green space and playgrounds
  • Pollution
  • Fear of terrorist attack
  • Too many cars
  • Too much building work

 

 

  1. Child Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

 

The CHNA reviews recent evidence, policies and guidance that inform the provision of services for children and young people in the City of London. Information on some key health issues are outlined below. 

 

Environment

The City of London has a high rate of air pollution-attributable mortality at 8.4% of deaths. This is both higher than the London average of 6.7% and many of our nearby boroughs.

 

 

Figure 20: Fraction of mortality (in those aged 30 and over) attributable to particulate air pollution, 2013

Obesity

According to the NCMP data, in 2013/14- 2015/16, 13.3% of Reception pupils and 28% of Year 6 pupils in the City were obese.  These are both higher than the London average (however the City’s small figures mean a small change in number can produce a large change in percentage and can be misleading).

 

 

2010/11 to 2012/13

2011/12 to 2013/14

2012/13 to 2014/15

2013/14 to 2015/16

 

No

%

London

No

%

London

No

%

London

No

%

London

% excess weight in Reception children

9

13.8

23.3

12

14.8

23.2%

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Raising Adult Safeguarding Awareness

Raising Adult Safeguarding Awareness

Residents and Community Groups in City and Hackney –

Expression of Interest

Principle 1   We want to raise awareness of adult safeguarding and learn from our experience

Principle 2   We want to promote a Fair and Open Culture

Principle 3:   We want to improve the competency of all those involved in adult safeguarding activities”

Principle 4:   We will understand how effective adult safeguarding is across the communities we work with”

 

Protect from abuse, Respect and  Dignity,

The City and Hackney Safeguarding Adult Board (CHSAB) is committed to increasing safeguarding awareness amongst residents and frontline community groups.

 

Neighbours, service users, carers, the faith sector and frontline organisations play a key role in raising awareness around adult safeguarding. The CHSAB has a pool of trained safeguarding champions that are on standby to deliver an introduction session for up to 90 minutes in a community setting.

 The safeguarding champions can deliver awareness sessions during the day, in the evenings or on Saturday.

 The awareness sessions will;

         i.            cover key safeguarding areas

       ii.            types of abuse

      iii.            the 6 principles of the Care Act 2014

    iv.            provide an insight in to who is affected

      v.            help people to develop an understanding of how to identify the signs of abuse

    vi.            know how to protect residents and users

   vii.            Highlight who to contact to make the right referrals in time to make a difference.

 

Participants will have an opportunity to ask key questions about safeguarding.

Everyone is welcome to attend the raising awareness training. CHSAB is keen to hear from micro and small groups affected by poverty and inequality. We encourage organisations that support the following service users and residents that are affected by poverty inequality and disadvantage to take part in our raising Safeguarding awareness session;  older people, Asian, African & Caribbean communities and refugee communities are in need.  We are keen to work with frontline micro, small and the faith sector.

 Please email your request to Kristine@hcvs.org.uk

You are welcome to contact 02079231962 Text 07534 028 144

 


Tech for Good opens today £15,000 to £47,000

Grants of between £15,000 and £47,000 are available for nine months.

In addition organisations will have access to technical expertise and an intensive support programme between July 2018 and March 2019.

http://www.comicrelief.com/news/tech-for-good-2018


Parenting Groups Workstream of the CAMHS Alliance Project

As part of the Parenting Groups Workstream of the CAMHS Alliance Project we are trying to map out which parenting groups are being run or have been run in the past year in Hackney through different services.

 We have devised a REALLY SHORT Survey (3 minutes) directed to any service that delivers or has delivered parenting groups.

 

https://qubpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0k94hNeulezX96B

 We would appreciate if you could answer and/or forward the survey to any service you have knowledge of.