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The Causeway Youth Exchange

27 Mar 2013 - 10:21 by michelle.foster

Causeway is a British-Irish exchange programme that aims to strengthen and improve relationships between young people, and those that who work with them, on the islands of Britain and Ireland.

Causeway projects promote working in a team and provide a valuable avenue for young people to explore their perceptions of identity and to deal with issues of tolerance and diversity.

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BBC Children in Need Small Grants and Main Grants Programmes – 2013 Deadlines

14 Mar 2013 - 16:04 by michelle.foster

BBC Children in Need's Small Grants programme and Main Grants Prograemmes are open to charities and not-for-profit organisations to apply to.

The BBC Children in Need focus firmly on children and young people experiencing disadvantage. BBC Children in Need fund organisations working to combat this disadvantage and to make a real difference to children and young people's lives.

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Parliamentary Inquiry Seeks Views on Engaging Young People with Charity

13 Mar 2013 - 16:13 by michelle.foster

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) have launched the Growing Giving Parliamentary Inquiry.

The first strand of the Parliamentary Inquiry will examine the role of education in helping young people to learn about and engage with charity. It will examine potential new opportunities for young people to become involved in charity and how we can make giving opportunities fit for the digital age.

CAF would be grateful for ideas and evidence from everyone with an interest in this area.

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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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