CCYP http://www.exeterccyp.org Council for work with Children and Young People Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:18:21 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1 VYS Devon Update – March 2011 http://www.exeterccyp.org/youth/vys-devon-update-march-2011/ http://www.exeterccyp.org/youth/vys-devon-update-march-2011/#comments Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:54:19 +0000 martinthompson http://www.exeterccyp.org/?p=5111

INFORMATION
Free furniture and equipment - Newton Abbot Library and Adult Education Centre is undergoing extensive refurbishment and there is an amount of furniture and equipment available free to voluntary and community groups who are able to collect it. For details contact Anna Matthews on 01392 38 5290 or e-mail anna.matthews@devon.gov.uk

EVENTS

15th March Making Sense: A Practical Discussion to Improve the Way Government and the Voluntary Sector Work Together – an event from Compact Voice to be held in Bristol 12.30 – 5.00pm. Compact Voice is bringing you free events designed to help you navigate what’s happening at the intersection of government and the voluntary and community sector. Come and hear local and central government representatives and voluntary and community sector leaders’ presentations on key policies. You can also participate in cross sector discussions about issues directly relevant to you and engage with a panel of experts from across both sectors. The delegate list will be split 50/50 between public and voluntary sector to enable fair representation, meaningful discussions and new networking opportunities. www.compactvoice.org.uk/events.

19th March Hot Topics Event – this event is one of four FREE regional events being organised by NCVYS and is being held in Exeter. It aims to provide a forum for young people to talk about issues that are important to them. All travel is paid. NCVYS aims to listen to all views, suggestions and ideas on how to champion the work that young people and organisations do regionally to meet the needs of young people and address the issues that they face on a regional level. If you have young people who’d be interested in attending or for more information see http://www.ncvys.org.uk/Regional_Events.html

Training on sub-contracting and pre-qualification questionnaires – two training events to be held in Exeter. This training will be subsidised by the VCS Commissioning project but there will be a £10 booking fee, refundable on attendance. Places will be limited so they are keen to offer this training to organisations which are genuinely interested in either sub-contracting or completing a PQQ.

¨ 21st March Sub-contracting: the benefits and pitfalls – This half day course would introduce organisations to some of the key issues around sub-contracting.

¨ 24th March Pre-qualification questionnaires – This half day course is aimed at organisations who are new to filling out Pre-Qualification Questionnaires.

For details ring 01392 202055 or info@devonconsortium.net

24th March Working Together to Safeguard Children in Devon – want to find out more about working together to improve safeguarding practice?  Wish you had some additional support or innovative tools to help you improve your practice?  CRB process a minefield?  This FREE event will be a stimulating event bringing colleagues together from the community and voluntary sector who work across early years and young people’s provision.   Responding to the safeguarding audit, this interactive event will build knowledge and confidence, share best national and local practice and engage participants in interactive workshops, demonstrating tools and techniques to improve the safeguarding of children and young people. The event is being hosted by Young Devon. For details and to book go to http://www.saferdevonchild.org/default.html

25th March Strengthening volunteering in the South West – a cross sector responsibility is a FREE event being held in Taunton that is for anyone from any of the sectors who has an interest in shaping the future of volunteering, who wants to think about volunteering within the current political and economic context and who believes a collaborative approach is the way forward. The aim is to bring together the public, private and the voluntary/community sectors to look at where people can develop better working relationships and jointly pool interests and resources around volunteering to ensure the sustainability of the sector. The event is about:

    · How volunteering can benefit all the sectors, and that our mutual aims are best served by working together
    · Launching European Year of Volunteering in the South West
    · How volunteering is a key part of a progression route for many people towards paid work, developing skills and confidence along the way
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    How we can use The Games 2012 as a catalyst to inspire a new wave of volunteers
    · And it’s about us deciding how we want volunteering to develop and agreeing how best to make that happen

The day is being organised by South West Forum, England Volunteering Development Council South West and the regional Volunteer Centre Network. For details contact debra@southwestforum.org.uk or ring 01392 247901

30th March Safeguarding Standards Champions Seminar – Safe Network would like to recruit Safeguarding standards champions from across the region and have designed this seminar, being held in Taunton and facilitated by NSPCC and Children England, to help with recruitment and dissemination of the new Safeguarding Standards resource. The role of champions will be to help roll out the Safe Network core safeguarding standards for the voluntary and community sector be involved in disseminating other Safe Network resources and in helping to cascade knowledge and awareness around children’s safeguarding to frontline groups in their local area. This FREE seminar will cover:

    · an introduction to Safe Network, its offer and the core standards.

    · the detail of the standards and the resources that support them

    · the modular learning that supports the roll out

    · Champions partnership and branding arrangements with Safe Network

The day is aimed at those whose specific remit is providing support to the sector and delegates should have:

    · some knowledge and experience of training or facilitating learning or groupwork

    · knowledge and understanding of children’s safeguarding issues

    · ability to support community groups and voluntary sector organizations

    · the backing of their organisation to become involved in the Safe Network champions programme

For more information about Safe Network and the standards see http://www.safenetwork.org.uk/resources/safe_network_standards/Pages/safe_network_standards.aspx and for details of the seminar contact Kerstin Neason on 07817233009 or email kneason@btconnect.com

31st March Level 1 Tackling Domestic Violence and Abuse – this is an extra training day from ADVA  in Exeter. Bookings need to be made through an online booking system accessible from www.adva.org.uk (follow the links for Professionals and Training).  To book, please click the link for the online booking system at the bottom of the page for each course. Enquiries regarding bookings can be made to Claire Birch on 01392 38 2567 e-mail claire.birch@devon.gov.uk. This course is FREE for delegates from statutory and voluntary agencies within Devon (excluding Torbay and Plymouth). However, a cancellation charge of £155 is incurred if less than three weeks’ notice is given.

12th April Ethical Ventures: ‘A Different Way of Doing Business’ – Introduction to Social Enterprise & Launch of Cascade’s Social Enterprise Start-up Training Programme – The new ‘Ethical Ventures’ programme which will be launched at this event is designed to support those in emerging or fledgling social enterprises – and those considering starting one up – by offering workshops that provide new learning opportunities in affordable bite-sized chunks. Each workshop will provide an intensive ‘flying visit’ to the basic components that Cascade (a social enterprise itself) believes start-up social enterprises need to engage with. This workshop will run from 9.30 – 12.30 and will be held in Taunton and costs £25 per person.

    • Learn more about social enterprises – what we do & how we do it
    • Guest speakers: Julie Harris (RISE) & Muhammad Ali (CEMVO)
    • Successful Somerset social enterprises – short case studies
    • Find out more about the ‘Ethical Ventures’ training programme
    • Meet the trainers and other social enterprise business advisors
    • Lots of free information to take away
    • Great networking opportunity (& delicious refreshments!)

For details contact lauren@cascadetrainingplus.co.uk or see www.cascadetrainingplus.co.uk

See also the VYS website events section – http://www.vysdevon.org.uk/events/

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Cathedral Service 2011 http://www.exeterccyp.org/schools/cathedral-service-2011/ http://www.exeterccyp.org/schools/cathedral-service-2011/#comments Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:17:51 +0000 vblack http://www.exeterccyp.org/?p=5080 Cathedral service 2011

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Living and Telling 2011 http://www.exeterccyp.org/youth/living-and-telling-2011/ http://www.exeterccyp.org/youth/living-and-telling-2011/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2011 14:25:32 +0000 martinthompson http://www.exeterccyp.org/?p=5074 Off to Uni, College or the Workplace this autumn?

Wondering if your faith will stand the test?

Wish you could be more confident in helping others investigate Jesus?

Feel that “witnessing” is something you wouldn’t do to your dog, let alone your best friend?!

  • Living & Telling will equip you to share your faith as a way of life, on campus and beyond.

  • It will enable you to rely on the Holy Spirit to empower your character and witness.

  • Make your story accessible to people you meet, and pray constructively for them.

  • Learn how to help others make a commitment to Jesus, should they want to.

Living & Telling Exeter – 10am to 4:30pm – Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th July 2011

Cost: £10.  Overnight accommodation available on request.

The course is led by Tim Moyler of Agapé, a movement active in evangelism and discipleship with students at universities around the country, together with special guest speakers.

For a booking form, promo postcards or further info, email: tim@moyler.org

(You can also register your interest at: Facebook – Living & Telling Exeter 2011)

Some feedback from last year:

“It’s an amazing course…  Really encouraging…  I feel more ready now.” AW

“It has increased my confidence in talking about my faith and I made some friends too!” ET

“(You) did a wonderful job answering questions…” DD

“I’m excited to see how God will use me now.” EM

“Wish I was doing it again… last year was so inspiring!” LS

Feedback from previous years’ Living & Telling:

“Thank you sooooo much – the course was amazing and was life changing… and everyone that didn’t come YOU MISSED OUT AND SHOULD DEFO GO NEXT YEAR!”  JB

“I really recommend it.  I think it’s relevant to all Christians…  Really positive and encouraging… I will definitely be spreading the word between now and next year!” RD

“It really helped me build up my faith and confidence in sharing it.”  BA

“It was good for shy people as there was no pressure to answer questions and it was an informal atmosphere…  It really seems that thought was put into the content.”  HS

“A lot better than I expected…  Brilliant.”  GM

“Thank you for inviting me.  It’s been a great couple of days. I can’t wait to put it into practice now…” LS

o Uni, College or the Workplace this autumn?

Wondering if your faith will stand the test?

Wish you could be more confident in helping others investigate Jesus?

Feel that “witnessing” is something you wouldn’t do to your dog, let alone your best friend?!

  • Living & Telling will equip you to share your faith as a way of life, on campus and beyond.

  • It will enable you to rely on the Holy Spirit to empower your character and witness.

  • Make your story accessible to people you meet, and pray constructively for them.

  • Learn how to help others make a commitment to Jesus, should they want to.

Living & Telling Exeter – 10am to 4:30pm – Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th July 2011

Cost: £10. Overnight accommodation available on request.

The course is led by Tim Moyler of Agapé, a movement active in evangelism and discipleship with students at universities around the country, together with special guest speakers.

For a booking form, promo postcards or further info, email: tim@moyler.org

(You can also register your interest at: Facebook – Living & Telling Exeter 2011)

Some feedback from last year:

“It’s an amazing course… Really encouraging… I feel more ready now.” AW

“It has increased my confidence in talking about my faith and I made some friends too!” ET

“(You) did a wonderful job answering questions…” DD

“I’m excited to see how God will use me now.” EM

“Wish I was doing it again… last year was so inspiring!” LS

Feedback from previous years’ Living & Telling:

“Thank you sooooo much – the course was amazing and was life changing… and everyone that didn’t come YOU MISSED OUT AND SHOULD DEFO GO NEXT YEAR!” JB

“I really recommend it. I think it’s relevant to all Christians… Really positive and encouraging… I will definitely be spreading the word between now and next year!”  RD

“It really helped me build up my faith and confidence in sharing it.” BA

“It was good for shy people as there was no pressure to answer questions and it was an informal atmosphere… It really seems that thought was put into the content.” HS

“A lot better than I expected… Brilliant.” GM

“Thank you for inviting me. It’s been a great couple of days. I can’t wait to put it into practice now…” LS

Living and telling the good news – on campus and beyond.

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National Youthwork Conference 2011 http://www.exeterccyp.org/youth/national-youthwork-conference-2010/ http://www.exeterccyp.org/youth/national-youthwork-conference-2010/#comments Sun, 06 Mar 2011 12:00:18 +0000 martinthompson http://www.exeterccyp.org/?p=1673
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Godly Play Study Day for Schools http://www.exeterccyp.org/schools/godly-play-study-day-for-schools/ http://www.exeterccyp.org/schools/godly-play-study-day-for-schools/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2011 12:56:27 +0000 Klyddon http://www.exeterccyp.org/?p=5056 Click here to download the poster schools godly play

Click here to download Booking-form-schools Godly Play Study Day

 

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Children’s Spirituality Day http://www.exeterccyp.org/schools/childrens-spirituality-day/ http://www.exeterccyp.org/schools/childrens-spirituality-day/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2011 12:37:39 +0000 Klyddon http://www.exeterccyp.org/?p=5049 schools spirituality flyer poster to download.

Click here to download  Booking-form-schools Children’s Spirituality Day

Click here to download Booking-form-schools Growing with God Children’s Spirituality Evening

 

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VYS Devon Youth News February 2011 http://www.exeterccyp.org/youth/vys-devon-youth-news-february-2011/ http://www.exeterccyp.org/youth/vys-devon-youth-news-february-2011/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2011 10:12:31 +0000 martinthompson http://www.exeterccyp.org/?p=5045 VYS Devon News February 2011
View more documents from Diocese of Exeter.
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Godly Play Study Day in May http://www.exeterccyp.org/children/godly-play-study-day-in-may/ http://www.exeterccyp.org/children/godly-play-study-day-in-may/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2011 14:49:11 +0000 Klyddon http://www.exeterccyp.org/?p=5041  

To download this poster click godly play

Click here to download Booking-form-volunteers Godly Play Study Day

 

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New Confirmation Resources http://www.exeterccyp.org/youth/new-confirmation-resources/ http://www.exeterccyp.org/youth/new-confirmation-resources/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2011 09:19:55 +0000 martinthompson http://www.exeterccyp.org/?p=5037 (thanks to Ben Mizen for higlighting these)
 
  • The theory book: Reconnecting with confirmation, by Pete Maidment and Susie Mapledoram. Their publisher says this: Many children now take communion before they are confirmed. What does this mean for the importance of Confirmation? Does it still have a role to play in the Christian journey? This new guide explores the importance of confirmation, its origins and theology and its place today. Exploring youth culture and young people’s needs for rites of passage, it will help you put Confirmation at the heart of youth discipleship. Written by practitioners with extensive experience of youth culture and sacramental ministry, it includes practical guidance on creating the best Confirmation experience both for young people and the local church. ISBN 978 0 7151 4208 0 £14.99 (RRP) BUY ON-LINE HERE
 
  • The practical (course) book: Moving Images, Changing Lives, by Sarah Brush and Phil Greig. The publisher writes: ‘Film is one area of popular culture that isn’t afraid of exploring life’s big questions. So why not use it to help young people explore Christianity? This 11-session ‘basics course with a difference’ uses clips from popular, recent films to explore the Christian faith in a lively, engaged way. Written by experienced youth workers, it is suitable for Confirmation preparation, youth clubs and schools groups. The book includes equipment lists, ice-breakers, prayers, photo-copyable activities, questions for reflection and links to on-line clips. ISBN 978 0 7151 4207 3 £25.00 (RRP) BUY ON-LINE HERE
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How to run Prayer spaces in Schools http://www.exeterccyp.org/children/childrens-training/how-to-run-prayer-spaces-in-schools/ http://www.exeterccyp.org/children/childrens-training/how-to-run-prayer-spaces-in-schools/#comments Fri, 25 Feb 2011 13:17:25 +0000 Klyddon http://www.exeterccyp.org/?p=5016 Prayer spaces in schools
View more documents from Katherine Lyddon
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