Welcome to our CHYPPS weekly e-Newsletter!
CHYPPS is changing
The work of our members is changing rapidly. so CHYPPS needs to change to keep pace .
Over the next few months, you will see changes in everything we do, from the format of our newsletter (It will start getting bigger as of next week) to the levels of memberships available to you and the level of support you can get from CHYPPS.
Your needs as a member need to be at the heart of the changes, so over the next few months we will ask you questions about what you want from CHYPPS, and based on this we will re-format the services and support we offer.
The first thing changing is that we've moved the office from Langport to Glastonbury and introduced new members of staff to specialise in different elements of members' support. The new office in Glastonbury gives us access to training rooms and a conference centre with better disabled access than we had in Langport.
The new team at Chypps would like to say hello: Nick, Tannas, Sue A, Jess and Sue K and you will be hearing more from us over the next few weeks.
The new address is...
9 Silver Street, Glastonbury, The Secret Meeting Rooms, Somerset, BA6 8BS
We ask you to still use the same email address which is firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclosure and Barring Service guidance
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has published three guidance documents to clarify issues around workforce for DBS certificate applicants. It has also teamed up with Unlock, the national charity that provides information and advice services for people with convictions, to publish a detailed guide all about the DBS checking process for people who have a criminal record. Unlock has also published Ways to find out about your criminal record and Disclosing your convictions to employers. For more information please go to DBS
Local News & Events
Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Young People: Using the Somerset Drug and Alcohol Screening Tool - Friday 15 April 2016 9.30am – 4.00 pm
Bishops Hull House, Bishops Hull, Taunton
The Regional Youth Work Unit and Somerset Youth & Community Service are delighted to be offering this course, provided by Somerset Drug and Alcohol Partnership.
The next meeting of the Youth Participation Workers Network will be on 19 April 2016 at Bishops Hull House, Taunton
This is your chance to share what you are doing to involve young people, exchange practice with colleagues and get new ideas. We will also have a speaker.
email@example.com 01823 365441 / 335491
Job Vacancies & Volunteering Opportunities
We are recruiting workers for our Family Link Service.
There are two roles currently being advertised. All the information can be found below.
Barnardo’s Children's Support Worker (Domiciliary care) Project Worker 1 - Somerset
Part Time: 12-36 hours per week (to include daycare, evenings, waking night shifts and weekends)
Salary: £9.24-£11.94 per hour
To assist in providing support and services to children, young people and their families in accordance with the aims and objectives of the service. There may also be a requirement to work on own in the community and/ or service setting.
Closing date: 11/4/2016 Interview date: 20/4/2016
Training & Development
Local First Aid Training Courses
3 Day First Aid Now £1300 + VAT!
Ideal for high risk environments. 3 Day course – 12 Delegates
Automated External Defibrillator Now £345 + VAT!.
Learn to operate AEDs safely. 3 Hour Course – 12 Delegates
03702 188 984 www.localfirstaidcourses.co.uk
In-House Food Safety Training Courses
Food Safety Awareness - course outline -Now £345 +VAT
Emergency First Aid at Work - course outline -Now £445 +VAT
0333 331 7519 www.tutorcare.co.uk
Mind South Somerset:
Our Annual Volunteer Training Day will be taking place on Saturday 9th April at King Arthurs Community School in Wincanton. If you are interested in attending, please email Zoe White to request further details about the day: firstname.lastname@example.org
BBC Children in Need’s focus is on children and young people experiencing disadvantage. Its grants support organisations working to combat this disadvantage to make a real difference to children and young people's lives.
Funding is available to organisations that are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through.o Illness, distress, abuse or neglect;
o Any kind of disability.;
o Behavioural or psychological difficulties; or
o Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
Grants of over £10,000 are available to support projects for up to 3 years.
Please note: Inclusion in this circular does not mean recommendation or endorsement by CHYPPS – we are simply passing on information which may be of interest. We also acknowledge information from other e-news bulletins, such as ChiMat Knowledge Update, NCVO E-Briefings and NCVYS Strategic Information Service Bulletins, NCVYS “Snippets”, NCVYS Nectar, The National Inclusive Play Network (NIP) E-bulletin, South West Forum E-bulletins, The Children's Partnership - Knowledge Makes Chage, Grants & Resources Information News (GRIN), DSC e-news, etc.