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Our Children - 22 May
Thanks to everyone who attended Our Children on Wednesday May 17, and to the Renfrew YMCA team who were brilliant hosts.
Here are the presentations for:
- The Promise (Sam MacRae)
- RSCP Partnership Plan (Jamie Gardyne)
- Pregnancy, Maternity & Early Years (Abby Rodden) https://engagerenfrewshire.org/resources/pregnancy-and-early-years-resource.html
- Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland (Chris Scott)
- Home-Start Renfrewshire & Inverclyde (Carol Gemmell and Lisa Carberry)
Jill Wilson, Health Improvement Lead - Sexual Health for Sandyford will send on more details about available training dates available in Glasgow on June 19, and in Paisley on August 30. Watch this space or contact Jill.Wilson@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
Sam King provided an update from the Renfrewshire Child Protection Committee. To find out more about multi-agency training please email email@example.com and info about the RCSP survey is below.
Renfrewshire’s Children’s Services Partnership has a collective vision that Renfrewshire’s children and young people are happy, healthy, safe and thriving.
To support this vision, we have developed a Children’s Services Partnership Plan that outlines a number of high level aims and outcomes for children, young people and their families. We will be sharing this plan and raising awareness of our collaborative actions in the coming months.
As part of our partnership working, it is extremely important that we also listen to and closely monitor feedback from our frontline workforce and colleagues from across the partnership. To help us understand if we have the right supports in place, to enable you and your colleagues to deliver the vision for our children and young people.
To help us understand better, we have developed a survey to gather your views, these will be used to improve the services we provide and includes questions on:
- Outcomes for children and young people at risk of harm.
- The impact of services on children and young people at risk of harm.
- The delivery of key processes for children and young people at risk of harm.
- The impact of staff and quality and effectiveness of their work.
- Local leadership and direction.
- Key strengths and areas for improvement.
- The Promise.
Please follow this link and take 15 - 20 minutes to provide your feedback, insight and ideas on how we can work together to provide an even better service to our children, young people and their families.
Please circulate this to all your frontline staff, partners and third sector colleagues and ask them to complete the survey by Tuesday 6 June 2023. If you have any questions on the survey, please contact Nicola Davidson, Child Protection Lead Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Keep The Promise Fund Round 2
The Keep The Promise Fund Round 2 is now open. The closing date is noon on Monday 10 July 2023. There will be an information session on Tuesday 23 May at 11am.
Register for the information session here: Promise Partnership - Keep The Promise Round 2 Tickets, Tue 23 May 2023 at 11:00 | Eventbrite
In response to feedback, Round 2 will be focused on the same thematic challenge areas:
- Youth Justice & Rights
You can find more information here: The Promise Partnership - Corra
The Youth Arts Open Fund
Freelance artists & organisations in Scotland can apply for a share of £460,000 in funding to deliver arts activities for disadvantaged children and young people.
The Youth Arts Open Fund provides grants of up to £8,000 to individual artists, and up to £15,000 to creative, third sector or youth work organisations for the delivery of high quality and accessible community-based arts activities that enhance the health, wellbeing, skills, and confidence of children and young people who may not have access to such activities.
The funding is made available by the Scottish government and delivered in partnership by Creative Scotland and YouthLink Scotland.
The deadline for applications is 05 June 2023.
The Youth Arts Open Fund
National Express Foundation
UK charities and community groups are invited to apply for a share of £100,000 in funding to support their work in helping young people develop key skills and gain valuable life experiences.
Grants of either £1,000, £2,500 or £5,000 are being made available through the National Express Foundation to help young people aged 15 to 24 to gain the qualifications and build the skills they need to help them find employment, and to help them develop constructive social networks outside of education or work.
This round of funding will support applications that support the following themes:
- Diversionary Activities - Initiatives that specifically focus on engaging with young people, providing them support and deterring anti-social behaviour
- Environmental - Initiatives could include but are not limited to encouraging young people to engage with the outdoors and support their environment
- Employability - Initiatives that directly or indirectly equip young people with skills, experience or qualifications that will support them gaining access to employment
- Wellbeing - Initiatives that positively impact or provide support to young people through physical activity, mental health and social interaction
The deadline for first stage applications is 06 June 2023, with successful groups being invited to complete a second round application by 23 June 2023.