w/c 9th Oct


Exciting opportunity for 20 young people in Devon!

Active Devon and a number of local sports/activity employers are working with The Royal Foundation to offer 20 young people aged 16-24 an opportunity of a 12 month Level 2 apprenticeship in Multi-Skills Activity Leadership.
If you know a young person who might be interested in this please pass them a copy of the application form or ask them to contact Karen Jones on 07970 544406


Young Devon offer free one to one mentoring service for 15- 18 year olds NEETs

If you are currently working with any young people who are looking for one to  one support with job searching, course applications or general confidence building within employment skills, please complete this referral form. Once received Young Devon will then be in touch to arrange a meeting with the young person.

Educational hours option- There is also the option for those young people interested in gaining a qualification through their mentoring sessions. Young people are able to complete Young Devon's Entry Level 3 Independent Living Skills course on a one to one basis with the support of a personal mentor. This can be delivered over a period of weeks in small groups or one to one. Contact jemma.flower@youngdevon.org for more info

Healthwatch Devon AGM

Healthwatch Devon are holding their fourth Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 18th October from 16:00 – 17:30, at the Passage House Hotel, Hackney Lane, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3QH. Please click on the link for map Best Western Passage Hotel.  There will be light refreshments provided. Please take a look at the agenda here

Government's Analytical Volunteer Programme Open

Do you have a project that could benefit from analytical expertise? Want access to those skills for free?
The Government’s Analytical Volunteer Programme arranges short placements (up to five days) for professional analysts from across government to provide free analytical support to voluntary sector organisations. Last year’s scheme successfully provided over 60 analysts to third sector organisations.

What could an analyst do for you?

  • Help design, conduct and/or analyse a survey.

  • Analyse existing data to improve understanding of your services/ beneficiaries/volunteers.

  • Provide advice on collecting information to better carry out your activities.

  • Improve the handling of large datasets through recommending how data can be recorded, stored and used more efficiently.

  • Identify existing and available data about a particular topic and show how your organisation can interpret and utilise this information.

  • Cost benefit analysis of current or potential future projects/decisions.

  • Measure the impact of, and/or carry out a value for money assessment on, a project or programme.

  • Wider economic forecasting and analysis to inform investment decisions.

Applications are open until Friday 27 October 2017.
For more information including case studies from last year’s scheme visit:
Or contact AnalyticalVolunteer@gmail.com with any queries 

Partnerships roadshow

18th October 2017 6.30-8.30

Broadclyst Primary School, School Lane, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3JG

Would you like to develop partnership working in your area?

Action for Children is offering this opportunity to look at effective and innovative ways to enable partnerships to form and develop across the early years sector within your local area. A particular focus will be given to the relationships between schools and childminders as well as PVIs to deliver the 30 hours.

Topics covered

  • Effective partnership working to support the 30 hours
  • Learning from the Hubs model
  • Partnership toolkit
  • Learning from early implementation evaluation
  • Support available from Action for Children

To register your place please email corinna.laing@actionforchildren.org.uk 

Guidance for professionals - 5-step briefing about Baby K

An easy to digest, short and practical earning document from the Baby K case (baby K’s mother was struggling to administer and comply with her medical needs and that the home circumstances were unsatisfactory)

Discover how you can adpat your practice using the lessons learnt from the Baby K case here