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Improving outcomes in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life consultation

12 Jul 2019 - 15:44 by michelle.foster

The Programme Team have been undertaking a Co-Design process for the Targeted Fund priority 'Improving outcomes in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life'  with representatives from Manchester City Council, Manchester Health & Care Commissioning Officers and individuals from various voluntary sector organisations from across Manchester. Manchester City Council

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Trustee Vacancy at Reuben’s Retreat

12 Jul 2019 - 10:47 by michelle.foster

Reuben’s Retreat was born in August 2012 in memory of Reuben Michael Graham. The goal is to provide a retreat in the North West of England where families of children with life limiting or threatening illnesses can relax and recharge, It already serves as a bereavement and counselling support centre, a place to remember and rebuild. Reuben's Retreat

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Manchester Safeguarding Boards Self Neglect Strategy and Toolkit

30 May 2019 - 11:28 by michelle.foster

Safeguarding adults is about protecting those at risk of harm (vulnerable adults) from suffering abuse or neglect. Manchester Safeguarding Boards

It is recognised that certain groups of people may be more likely to experience abuse and less able to access services or support to keep themselves safe.

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Manchester Holiday Buzz Playscheme Fund 2019–2020

20 May 2019 - 14:39 by michelle.foster

The purpose of the Playscheme Fund is to complement the all year round play offer in Manchester. The funding aims to enable open access play activities, primarily over the Summer 2019 and Easter 2020 holidays, with a particular focus on; addressing gaps in provision, increasing the numbers of disabled children accessing universal play services, ensuring access to healthy food and increasing children’s opportunities to play outdoors. It is envisaged that this will be done through the delivery of play activities by the Voluntary and Community Sector in Manchester.

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The Hilden Charitable Fund – Summer Play Schemes 2019

10 May 2019 - 10:31 by michelle.foster

The Hilden Charitable Fund has allocated a small budget to help community groups run summer play schemes for disadvantaged communities. Some priority will be given to projects which show they are inclusive of children from refugee families, and show BME involvement.

Trustees look to fund:
• Projects for children aged 5 to 18 years
• Locally based schemes lasting from 2 to 6 weeks
• Schemes with strong volunteer support

Applications are accepted from voluntary agencies with an income of less than £150,000.

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Money Talks

8 Apr 2019 - 20:19 by Mike Wild

Recently I had a very nice letter inviting me to write for a publication (quite high status) and a follow-up phone conversation to explore further. In the course of this, the London-based publisher emphasised that wanting to reach outside their heavily London-focused circle was a big priority for them. Who can guess the next bit of the conversation?

Out-of-school settings survey

5 Apr 2019 - 13:47 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is working with the DfE on a project to promote and raise awareness of effective safeguarding practices at activities delivered to children, without their parents' or carers' supervision, within out-of-school settings. An out-of-school setting is a location which is not a school, college, 16-19 academy or provider caring for children under 8 years old which is registered with Ofsted or a childminder agency.

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Carers Federation New – Online Adult Safeguarding Competency Training

22 Feb 2019 - 10:23 by michelle.foster

Carers Federation are a registered charity, established in 1992 and are a City and Guilds approved training centre delivering accredited training. Carers Federation

The new Online Adult Safeguarding Competency Training Module is based upon the National Competency Framework for front line staff and volunteers working with vulnerable adults.

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