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Free guide to charity events

Tennyson Insurance have produced a free, handy guide for planning and promoting charity events. It is full of tips and advice from organisations that run successful events all over the UK, and covers topics such as:

  • budget and sponsors
  • venue, volunteers, and promotion,
  • on the day of the event
  • after the event
  • insurance

You can download it from here:

New Mental Health Act code of practice

A revised code of practice for the Mental Health Act 1983 provides guidance for professionals.

The code shows professionals how to carry out their roles and responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983, to ensure that all patients receive high quality and safe care.

There have been significant changes in legislation, case law, policy and professional practice since the last code was published in 2008.

The revised code aims to provide stronger protection for patients and clarify roles, rights and responsibilities. This includes:

  • involving the patient and, where appropriate, their families and carers in discussions about the patient’s care at every stage
  • providing personalised care
  • minimising the use of inappropriate blanket restrictions, restrictive interventions and the use of police cells as places of safety.

Social value and commissioning toolkit

This toolkit, produced for the Children's Partnership, on commissioning and social value provides a succinct overview of the current commissioning landscape. It highlights key pieces of government legislation and important reforms to EU procurement law which come into force later this month.

Some of the challenges most commonly encountered by charities when bidding for contracts are also explored along with some practical advice on how to potentially overcome them.

Hackney Children and Young People’s Resource Guide

Source By: City and Hackney Safeguarding Children Board

Hackney Children and Young People’s Resource Guide assists professionals working within the London Borough of Hackney to navigate the diverse range of services for children and families with support needs.
The Hackney Children and Young People's resource guide also includes comprehensive directory of services, from health through to education and youth services, as well as adult services, in recognition that much of the work with children also involves work with the adults around them. The directory includes contact details, a service description, access criteria and referral processes for each service.

Safeguarding practitioners: information sharing advice

Source By: GOV.UK

This advice is for front-line practitioners and senior managers providing services to:

  • children
  • young people
  • parents
  • carers

It helps practitioners and their managers decide when and how to share personal information legally and professionally.

It might also be helpful for practitioners working with adults who are responsible for children who may be in need.

This replaces ‘Information sharing: guidance for practitioners and managers’ (2008).

Departmental advice helps you understand how to comply with the law or explains what our policies mean in practice. You do not have to follow the advice.

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