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'One World All Different' - Youth-led conference pt III

19 April, 2013 - 09:30 to 16:00

Youth Elements will hold its third one day conference “One World All Different” on Friday 19th April, at the Luther King House, Manchester.

This inspiring and engaging conference offers professionals an opportunity to gain an insight into young people's thoughts and feelings, on issues affecting them in today's society.

Work Programme is performing well below expected targets

26 Feb 2013 - 22:52 by walt.crowson

When the Work Programme was first introduced as part of the new Welfare to Work agenda the LSEN organised a number of meetings, seminars and events to inform voluntary organisations about the opportunities and risks of getting involved in the Programme as a sub-contractor.

It became clear, early on in these discussions, that the Programme did not recognise the difficulties many people at a distance from the labour market would find in re-engaging in sustained employment.

Volunteer Management Committee Member Opportunity at Chorlton Youth Project

29 Jan 2013 - 13:38 by michelle.foster

Chorlton Youth Project works with young people throughout Chorlton in South Manchester to help them engage in positive activities and learn skills such as team building, confidence and respect.

Through the provision of space to meet in the evening and a daytime service for children on the verge of exclusion from school, Chorlton Youth Project works with some of the most ‘hard to reach’ young people helping them to find their place in society and improve their general health and wellbeing. Chorlton Youth Project also run a summer playscheme for younger children each year.

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Safeguarding Children with a Disability

25 Jan 2013 - 15:00 by nicola.shanahan

 Dear Colleagues,

You will have seen recent briefings encouraging organisations to attend training on Safeguarding children with a disability.

This training pack has been developed following the review and is for use within your organisations to train the multi-agency workforce. The powerpoint includes notes slides.

Key messages from the review are relevant to all organisations that work with children and young people and you should ensure that you can disseminate this information throughout your organisation.

CRB Changes from September 2012

24 Jan 2013 - 11:31 by nicola.shanahan

 This voluntary sector briefing paper is aimed at managers who are responsible for safe staffing within voluntary sector organisations. It will also be of interest to practitioners (including volunteers) working with children, young people and families. It is designed to inform you of the current changes to CRB systems and to highlight key messages for voluntary sector organisations. The First part of this document refers to children and young people. The second part of this document refers to adults.

Postcard Poetry Competition - calling young budding poets

24 Jan 2013 - 10:35 by michelle.foster

Write a poem or limerick about what you love about libraries to win fantastic goodies – winning poems will be printed as a postcard.

Poems should be under 100 words.

Entry categories: 6–10 years, 11–13 years, 14–16 years.

This competition is open to 6-16 year olds and three lucky winners (one from each age group) will see their poems printed on limited-edition postcards.

To enter, visit: www.manchester.gov.uk/postcardpoetry, or visit a library for a form.

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Leaving Macc

23 Jan 2013 - 15:50 by nicola.shanahan

Hello Everyone,

I’m sure some of you will have heard that I will be leaving Macc at the end of this week. I’m off to pastures new (and cold) where I will be completing my Applied Psychologist training for children and young people in Glasgow. I’m very much looking forward to the new challenges this will bring.

I have really enjoyed the last three years at Macc working in a sector that is constantly evolving and striving to improve outcomes for children, young people and families in a difficult and challenging environment.

Spot the signs - working with child sexual exploitation

21 Jan 2013 - 16:44 by nicola.shanahan

New advice for parents, professionals and young people on the signs of sexual exploitation and how to keep safe

It is important that voluntary sector organisations that work with children and young people understand sexual exploitation, can understand and spot the signs of sexual exploitation and know what to do if a child or young person discloses.