Fortnightly Update From ERVAS – 01.04.2021



Fortnightly Update from ERVAS – 01.04.2021

ERVAS Services Update
Voluntary Sector Updates
National Voluntary Sector Updates
Fraud, Scams and Digital Updates
Health Updates
Community Safety Updates
Funding News

Know a local group who need extra support providing #COVID19 relief?

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ERVAS Services Update

Events & Training
We have a number of virtual events and webinars taking place (you can click the date or time to book a place):

You can also find full details of events and training on our dedicated websites:

From Zoom to Room – Thursday 22nd April 2021 6pm onwards via Zoom
Do you work or volunteer with young people in East Riding?
If the answer is YES, then you are invited to attend an informal meeting to share ideas, raise your concerns and explore how groups, organisations and services working with young people in East Riding can move forward together as progress along the roadmap out of lockdown

The session will cover topics such as:

  • Ideas for virtual youth activities and games
  • Managing safeguarding, risk-assessing, health & safety and social distancing in relation to Covid-19
  • Ideas for real life youth activities and games

Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

If you would like any further information about the meeting, or if there is anything specific you would like the sessions to cover, please email: Nicola Dixon

easyfundraising causes are being paid!
Community groups & charities in the region that are registered with funding site #easyfundraising are getting a share of £1.1m in free donations this month. This is how much was raised for good causes by people using #easyfundraising to collect free donations from Amazon, eBay, John Lewis and 4,400 other retailers.

Find out how you can get a share for your organisation

Easter Holiday Food and Activity Packs
As part of the Holiday Activities and Healthy Food programme, which is being supported by the Department for Education, East Riding of Yorkshire Council is providing an Easter holiday programme of free activities as well as a healthy food packs for those children eligible for free school meals.

In addition to the food packs, craft and activity bags aimed again at primary, secondary and children with severe and complex health needs, will also be available and will include an assortment of games, sports equipment and activity cards. All the events and online activities, which will include links to the pre-bookable events can be found at under the Easter Holiday button.

The healthy food packs, which will be distributed by the East Riding Food Poverty Alliance (ERFPA) will be available in addition to the free school meal vouchers which cover the two week Easter holiday period. ERFPA have also produced a recipe book that families may like to use for some inspiration. The food packs and activity bags will be available via a click and collect service and those who are eligible should go to where they can select their nearest location and arrange a convenient time for collection.

The booking system is accessible from laptops, tablets and mobile phones but for those who have limited or no internet access, or under exceptional circumstances do not have any means to collect the food pack and activity bag, they can telephone East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) on (01482) 871077 between 10am-4pm Monday to Friday for help and advice.

We hope all the children and young people enjoy the programme of events and the hamper and wish you a safe and happy Easter.

Voluntary Sector Updates

Young Change Makers

This is a call to young people who are working to change their community for the better.

In our communities, there are many social issues that seem impossible to fix and often they don’t get the focus or funding they deserve. Through our work, we’ve met young people with the talent and drive to tackle these issues head on. Their thinking is clear and their passion for social change is obvious. We want to provide funding, mentoring and leadership development to young people who have the potential to change society for the better starting in their local community; the places and spaces they call home.

If that sounds like you, we’d love to help you make a difference.

Are you aged between 18 and 25?
Do you live in the North East, the North West or Yorkshire and the Humber?
Are you passionate about growing your idea and developing your skills as a change maker?
Tell us about the issue in your community you want to change and what you’ve done so far to start that journey.

If you’re accepted onto the Programme, you will:

  • Get a grant of up to £10,000, paid monthly over a period of six months. This will give you the time to develop and launch your idea.
  • Get a travel bursary to cover the cost of up to four weeks travel to research other community driven projects like yours. This can be in the UK or abroad.
  • Access a supportive peer group of exceptional young people committed to creating change.
  • Have a mentor to help you develop as a leader.
  • Meet social entrepreneurs who’ve created successful initiatives that drive change.
  • Be introduced to other organisations who can help you after you’ve completed this programme.
  • Help us to choose the next group of young people to join this programme.

Find out more

Volunteer Police Cadets – Recruitment Open

* Please note this opportunity is only open to those aged 15 to 16 *
Do you want the opportunity to find out more about operational policing? How about learning transferable skills to help you in the future? Maybe you’d like the chance to get to know other young people interested in helping to shape the future of policing?

If yes then could you be a Volunteer Police Cadet with Humberside Police?

The Volunteer Police Cadets is a national uniformed youth organisation and is based in 6 locations around the Humberside Policing area (Grimsby, Hull, Bridlington, Goole, Beverley and Scunthorpe). Each year applications are open to young people aged 15 & 16 years old who would like to join the wider policing family, learn more about the role the police play in our communities and help us give young people a voice.

Find out more

Young Change Makers

This is a call to young people who are working to change their community for the better.

In our communities, there are many social issues that seem impossible to fix and often they don’t get the focus or funding they deserve. Through our work, we’ve met young people with the talent and drive to tackle these issues head on. Their thinking is clear and their passion for social change is obvious. We want to provide funding, mentoring and leadership development to young people who have the potential to change society for the better starting in their local community; the places and spaces they call home.

If that sounds like you, we’d love to help you make a difference.

Are you aged between 18 and 25?
Do you live in the North East, the North West or Yorkshire and the Humber?
Are you passionate about growing your idea and developing your skills as a change maker?
Tell us about the issue in your community you want to change and what you’ve done so far to start that journey.

If you’re accepted onto the Programme, you will:

  • Get a grant of up to £10,000, paid monthly over a period of six months. This will give you the time to develop and launch your idea.
  • Get a travel bursary to cover the cost of up to four weeks travel to research other community driven projects like yours. This can be in the UK or abroad.
  • Access a supportive peer group of exceptional young people committed to creating change.
  • Have a mentor to help you develop as a leader.
  • Meet social entrepreneurs who’ve created successful initiatives that drive change.
  • Be introduced to other organisations who can help you after you’ve completed this programme.
  • Help us to choose the next group of young people to join this programme.

Find out more

Tacking Inequalities Funding Phase 3
Sign up now to our Webinar for all the details

Active Humber will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday 20th April, 0930 to 1030 regarding the next phase of Tackling Inequalities Funding.

Phases 1 and 2 have helped lots of community and sports organisations working with the following priority groups to help stay, and get, physically active during the current Covid-19 pandemic;

  • Lower socio economic groups
  • People with disabilities
  • Those with a long term limiting illness
  • Those from diverse ethnic communities

The Tackling Inequalities Funding is to help get people from the above groups back into the activities they organise and help recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Groups may apply for grants up to £10,000.

The funding comes from Sport England, and for the Humber the funding is distributed by Active Humber on behalf of Sport England.

If you want to know more about the next phase of funding then please sign up to attend our webinar by registering below.

Please sign up now to attend the FREE webinar on Tuesday 20th April, 09.30am to 10.30am

The webinar will cover:

  • What has been funded so far
  • What the priorities are for phase 3
  • How to apply
  • An interactive question and answer session with Active Humber staff

The webinar is open to all and if you are aware of groups that might be interested then please do pass this information on to them.

Sign up to the Webinar Now

YPC Pocklington
Claire Reading – Chair of Trustees, Young People Count, Pocklington
The excitement is building – our leaflets are being circulated far and wide and banners have gone up in different parts of the town.

We are just weeks away from unveiling the first space for young people in Pocklington since 2013, thanks to a lot of support from local residents and various funders. There is something missing, though – and that could be you!

YPC (Young People Count) need volunteers to join us and make this an even better go-to place for 11 to 18-year-olds. Where am I talking about? All signs lead to 17 Railway Street, with two floors of space waiting for people to come, chill, chat and create. This place is right in the town centre and it will be open after school and into the evening. Among the activities on a growing list are cookery, art, a VR room, gaming, DJ-ing, film nights, coming for a chat and drink in our café bar or visiting for some support and advice.

The plan is to open as soon as we can, in line with Government guidelines. It is exciting choosing the furniture, the fast fibre broadband has been connected and we are talking to lots of people about the project. We also have a printer so can whizz off any work needed for studies.

The bare walls need colour so we are working on an art project for students to make their mark on the hall, landing and stairs.

Volunteers will be vital to our success story. YPC was started by people in their spare time and we appreciate the value of volunteering. A recent recruitment drive has brought some terrific new blood to our management team, to become trustees or advisors, and we were heartened by the response from people in and around Pocklington. However, that kind of role is not for everyone.

Would you like to come and supervise a session and help staff the building for the opening hours that we need? You may be an expert in some art activity, gaming, cookery, or have another invaluable skill to pass on. We want to provide a regular programme of different activities to give the broadest appeal to our target age group. Naturally, YPC will be operating under Government safety guidelines and so numbers may be restricted initially. Full training will be offered to be a volunteer and work with young people.

Amongst other exciting developments, we are drawing up plans for a photography competition as YPC would like to display great local images. We are all about celebrating Pocklington and want our young people to share that passion. What makes you proud of this area and how would you sum it up in a photograph? Look out for details very soon.

There is so much to say and do and we thank people who have been sending us supportive messages as we prepare to open.

Remember, YPC is a small team and you could be part of its growth. If you can only give a precious hour a week of your time, please make contact as a little will mean a lot to us.

If the idea appeals, then please find out more about us online at, contact our project manager Tony Barker at, or follow us on social media – Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Beverley FM
Beverley FM, on 107.8FM, online at and on smart speakers, provides local news and features every weekday, as part of its entertaining output covering East Yorkshire.

Its magazine show, Morning Mix, is broadcast between 10 and 12, and regularly features interviews with local groups and newsmakers. For example, on Friday 9th April, join Tony Barker to hear about the litter-picking heroes, the Wombles of Beverley, and local author Anne Wedgewood, talking about her book, The Botanist.

Do you have a story for Beverley FM? Email If you are not sure, tell us. We will guarantee a response.

Do we do local news? Yes, every weekday at 7 & 8am, 4 & 5pm, and on Saturdays at 8 & 9am.

Happy Easter from the team.

There is a round-up of East Yorkshire material from me plus I speak to Russ Fallen of Hessle Theatre Company about the planned re-scheduling of Shrek at Hull New Theatre next year.

If you have an arts or culture story, don’t assume that we are being told. Please send press releases or video clips for the next edition, the deadline for which will be just after Easter.

BillboardTV is produced by the social enterprise, Hammond House Publishing, through a group of dedicated volunteers.

Best wishes,

Tony Barker
East Yorkshire Reporter


National Voluntary Sector Updates

NAVCA Update

From talking on Twitter to the first Yes All Men conversation


Prompted by the murder of Sarah Everard, and the responses by some people on social people who said ‘Not All Men’, Simon Blake, CEO of Mental Health First Aid and Deputy Chair of Stonewall, decided to set up a conversation – open to all men who want to create the culture change that is urgently needed to keep women safe.

Over 120 men responded on Twitter and about 60 joined for the online conversation on Thursday 18 March. They talked about their reasons for being there, and what one thing each man can do right away to be a better ally to women.

Now, ‘Yes All Men 2021’ is developing a statement of purpose, and agreeing what actions they can progress with in the coming months. There will be another event in two weeks, and attendees from the first meetup will be publishing blogs and videos to share the conversation and their learnings.

You can read more on the ‘YesAllMen2021’ blog by clicking here and you can follow the movement on Twitter: @YesAllMen.

Data trends from Citizens Advice

A new report from Citizens Advice: Life through Lockdown’, gives an insight into how the service has changed, what their data suggests about how people have been affected by the pandemic so far, and what this might mean for the future.

You can read it here.

Creating a non-toxic culture

In a new blog from Debra Allcock Tyler, CEO of DSC, she explores how to create a positive work environment and eliminate toxicity.

She looks at what ‘culture’ really means and how you go about creating a positive one, where people feel safe and free to shine at work.

You can read the post by clicking here.

IVAR peer support for charity leaders

IVAR’s peer support sessions are lightly-facilitated, open spaces for a group of up to 12 to meet and talk about what is front of mind at that moment.

Aimed at leaders of charities, community organisations and social enterprises, they are online, 90 minutes and multiple dates are available. People can sign up to as many as they wish and past participants have been positive in their feedback.

You can find out more and book your spot, by clicking here.

Community rail across Britain

Community Rail Network has produced six reports, sponsored by Rail Delivery Group, showing how this growing grassroots movement is delivering positive impact within communities across Britain, including how community rail has responded to the pandemic and is looking forward to contributing to recovery.

Click here to view the first three reports.

Boost Drinks Choose Now Change Lives programme

The Choose Now Change Lives programme has been launched as part of Boost’s 20th-anniversary celebrations. Boost is offering community grants to support a range of community groups and organisations. The grants will be managed by Groundwork and will help groups make a difference in their local areas and in truly facilitating change that will benefit communities for years to come.

Boost is calling for all community sports clubs, community action groups, youth work, music groups and food banks to get involved and nominate themselves to be in with a chance of a stake of the £20,000 grant fund.

Find out more here.

Is your website secure?

The world of website security can feel confusing and intimidating. In a guide from Go Daddy, they walk you through the threats you face and everything you need to know to keep your site safe (and they try to avoid overly technical language wherever possible). This covers SSL certificates, malware, software updates, and passwords.

Take a look.

NYA COVID-19 Readiness Level

** From 8th March 2021 we can confirm that the youth sector moves into Step 1A on the Roadmap, remaining at RED in the readiness framework. **

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Fraud, Scams and Digital Updates

NTS Scam Alert

Police warnings about gold-toothed doorstep criminal operating in Telford
Telford Police said they had received a number of reports of a man visiting homes to request money in Randlay. They said the man had offered differing reasons as to why he was requesting help. more


Warning issued after reports of criminals selling damaged TVs in Wrexham
The warning comes after an individual in the area was approached by two males whilst he was filling up his vehicle at a local filling station. The criminals told the victim that they were delivering goods and made reference to Amazon. more


HMCTS telephone numbers used by tax criminals
An increasing number of concerned individuals are contacting offices across Her Majesty Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) following emails or phone calls by criminals.

They mimic legitimate phone numbers (spoofing) and may allege that you owe HMRC money and that a warrant for your arrest has been issued. more


Royal Mail scam: Fake text led to drama student being defrauded
A woman who has been “scammed out of every penny I had” has shared her story on Twitter to try to stop others falling victim to bank criminals. more


Martin Lewis urges government action on online scams to help protect millions of people with mental health problems
The government is leaving millions of people with mental health problems exposed to scams by failing to combat online fraud in its forthcoming Online Safety Bill, founder Martin Lewis has warned. more


Nottingham criminal scams ten victims out of almost £35,000
A criminal who used multiple emails, bank accounts and different aliases to con 10 victims out of a total of £34,821 has been jailed.

The victims across the United Kingdom were contacted by David Aves after they looked to purchase a number of farming machinery online. more


Caithness businesses warned of new Zoom scam
Caithness companies which rely on Zoom to conduct work meetings have been warned about a new scam which steals workers’ email log-in details.

Fraudulent emails have circulated inviting staff to fake Zoom meetings, pretending to be from colleagues within their organisation. more

Which? Scam Alert

Royal Mail: fake texts, calls and a cloned site
Fake texts purporting to be from mail and courier services have been on the rise. In this case, fraudsters attempted to wipe out a person’s entire bank balance by impersonating Royal Mail. The text informed the recipient that a parcel was being held due to an unpaid shipping fee and included a link for them to enter their personal info and bank card details.

We show you what the text looks like, explain the lengths these fraudsters go to, and advise on how to spot genuine Royal Mail communications. 

‘I almost fell for the fake vaccine text’
Fraudsters have been taking advantage of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout through a cruel but convincing text in an attempt to steal people’s personal and financial details.

Which? member Sue thought she’d been invited to get the Covid-19 vaccine, only to realise just in time it was a fake text message. Here’s more about what the scam entails and her story.

Marriage tax allowance copycat website
Beware of unofficial services taking as much as 40% of your payout plus hundreds extra in admin fees.

With the deadline for submitting backdated claims looming, and as many as 100,000 people searching Google for marriage tax allowance every month, we’re seeing an increase in couples falling foul of these companies.

Here’s what to watch out for and how you can claim your marriage tax allowance for free.

UK Finance Update


Our Fraud – the Facts 2021 report highlights that last year criminals turned to online and technology-enabled scams to exploit people’s fears about the Covid-19 pandemic, using digital platforms to target victims directly and tricking them into giving away their money or information.
The banking industry worked hard throughout the pandemic to protect customers from fraud and to go after the criminals behind it, with over £1.6 billion of fraud stopped in 2020.

We are calling for fraud to be included in the scope of the government’s Online Safety Bill to better protect consumers from these scams. This would ensure that online platforms such as social media firms, search engines and dating websites take action to address vulnerabilities in their systems that are being exploited by criminals to commit fraud. The banking industry continues to work closely with the police to prevent fraud and catch and prosecute the criminal gangs responsible.

Catalyst Update
Why accessibility really matters on charity websites
Sight loss charity Galloway’s has been working on a project to help visually impaired users who don’t normally use assistive technology. Accessibility is particularly important for those charities whose service users are likely to have a disability. But, as the charity’s Digital Lead and Assistive Technology Coordinator Andrew Coleman points out, it should be something that all charity services take into account, whatever their user group. In a new blog, Andrew talks about why charity websites need to be accessible, and how to deliver it.

How to create a digital strategy for your charity
Since lockdown began a year ago, thousands of charities have been exploring new ways to use digital to reach and support the communities they serve. As a result, many have now reached the point where they are taking time to reflect and consider a more strategic approach. In a new blog for ACEVO, Dan Sutch, director at CAST and co-founder of Catalyst, shares advice on digital strategy: whether you need one, which aspects of your operations it will affect – and what to consider when putting your strategy together.

What digital skills will the workforce of tomorrow need?
In a new article, Zoe Amar explores the lessons that the lockdowns have taught us about digital and education, and the action that needs to be taken to meet this challenge – not just from schools, but also from the government, the wider education system, parents and others, to help prepare children for a digital future.

Why we need to talk openly about cyber security
Since the start of the pandemic, organisational attacks by cyber criminals have spiked by more than 300%, according to the FBI, as hackers target homeworkers. But many organisations are understandably reluctant to talk about their cyber security breaches. In a new article, Charity Digital explores the reasons behind this reluctance – and outlines the collective benefits to the sector of sharing information about such security breaches.

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Worried About Getting Hacked?

Over 15,000 hacked email and social media accounts reported in one year.

If a hacker got into your email or social media account, what would they find? Health and banking information? Names and contact details for your friends and family? Private photos and messages? For most people, it’s at least one of those.

Your email and social media accounts contain a wealth of personal information about you, which makes them a lucrative target for cyber criminals. Between February 2020 and February 2021, Action Fraud received 15,214 reports about email and social media account hacking. The majority of reports (88%) were made by individuals, with 12% of reports being made by businesses. Analysis of the crime reports revealed that Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat were the most affected social media accounts, with phishing messages being the most common tactic used by cyber criminals to lure unsuspecting victims.

The motivation behind the hacks are varied and can range from financial gain, to revenge or personal amusement. Some victims are extorted for money, whilst others have their accounts used to send malicious links to their contacts. One victim who had multiple email and social media accounts hacked paid over £2,000 to regain access to them. Another victim reported that her hacked Facebook account was used to trick her friends into sending money into a PayPal account they thought belonged to her.

Secure your email and social media accounts in just a few minutes. Here’s what you need to do:

1: Use a strong and separate password for your email, as well as other important accounts, such as  your banking or social media accounts.

2: Enable two-factor authentication (2FA). It will help to stop hackers from getting into your online accounts, even if they have your password.

3: If you can’t access your account, search the company’s online support or help pages. You’ll find information about how to recover your account.

For detailed instructions on how to reset your password or enable 2FA on your accounts, visit:

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Health Updates

East Riding of Yorkshire CCG Update

Order and collect your repeat prescription medicine ahead of Easter weekend
Residents in Hull and the East Riding who are on repeat medication are being urged to order in advance of the Easter bank holiday weekend to avoid running out.

Over bank holidays, pharmacy processing times may take a little longer than usual because of the volume of prescriptions.

NHS Hull CCG and NHS East Riding of Yorkshire CCG advise people should order their repeat prescriptions 7-14 days in advance (usually repeat prescriptions are ordered seven days before they are due) to ensure they are ready to collect before the bank holiday weekend. You can find the full list of Easter pharmacy opening hours here.

Just think 111 first
If you need urgent care, then the best way to receive the most appropriate service, in a safe and timely way, is to contact 111. Your NHS 111 advisor or clinician will be able to assess you on the phone and, if needed can direct you to or book an appointment with a GP, pharmacist, Urgent Treatment Centre, or can book a direct time slot at A&E. They may also be able to give you the advice you need without using another service. You can access 111 online or via telephone.

However, if you do have life-threatening illnesses or injuries then you should continue to dial 999, and anyone who arrives at A&E without calling NHS 111 will still receive medical care, but those needing emergency treatment will be prioritised.

Try the NHS app
If you’re a patient in Hull or the East Riding, you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS app to get health advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP health record and more.

If you already use GP services online, you can continue to use them, but you can use the NHS App as well. For more information go to

Have your say on Hull Royal and Castle Hill services
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust would like to hear patient’s views on proposed changes to outpatient appointments and their thoughts on services as a whole.

Their next Patient Engagement Forum is to be held on Wednesday 28 April between 2 and 4pm. Click here to register to attend.

What Matters to You, Matters to Us

Help us to shape the future of your healthcare services
Across the Humber, the NHS and local partners are looking at ways to improve healthcare in our region and we want your input to help us make the best changes for you and your family.

The Humber Acute Services programme is looking at how to make healthcare work better for local people. It is looking at the types of healthcare and treatments that people typically receive from one of our five main hospitals in the region:

  • Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
  • Scunthorpe General Hospital
  • Hull Royal Infirmary
  • Castle Hill Hospital
  • Goole and District Hospital

We are thinking about how these services could be provided differently in the future, whether in hospitals or GP surgeries, at home or on the high street.

Please take 5 minutes to complete this short survey to help us understand what is most important to you as we work to plan for the future.

You can find out more about why we need to make changes and keep up to date on the work of the Humber Acute Services programme on our website:

COVID-19 vaccine survey

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is inviting residents to complete its COVID-19 vaccine survey. The vaccination programme has been the largest in NHS history and the Council would like to get your views.

The survey will only take around five minutes to complete a range of multiple choice questions online – over 1,000 residents have already completed the survey. Once the survey closes, the council’s public health team will use the findings to find out how people feel about the vaccine and enable them to target any future vaccination communications.

You can take the survey here:

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust Youth Board

We’re developing our first ever #HumberYouthBoard and we’d love for young people of our communities to join our workshop to help us to do this. Help us spread the word, learn more and join our upcoming virtual workshop! Book your place here:  Take a look at this video, produced with the help of Haris, Youth Board Representative, on what this means and how young people can get involved:


National Disability Survey

The Disability Unit at the Cabinet Office is developing a National Strategy for Disabled People. Publication is planned for Spring 2021.

To help the Government with understanding the barriers that disabled people face and how to improve the lives of disabled people, we need to hear about your views and know more about your experiences.

The UK disability survey asks about your life experiences, either as a disabled person, a carer, or parent, or as someone who has an interest in disability issues.

The survey will be open until 23 April 2021. Responses received before 13 February 2021 will inform the development of the National Strategy for Disabled People, while those received after this date will be used to inform its delivery

How to fill in the survey
The survey is available:

You can either fill in your responses online, or email your responses to

What if I am unable to fill in the survey and want to share my views another way?
We have made it easy for you to tell us that a parent, carer or any other person is supporting you. There is a box to let us know that someone is supporting you with filling in the form.

If you are unable to complete this survey but would like to contribute your views on the National Strategy, please submit a statement of no more than 250 words to

Community Safety Updates

Child Exploitation Training

(This training replaces the previous one-day course and has been split into two parts)

Part 1 (3 hours) – Awareness of Child Exploitation and the impact on children and their families
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course participants will;

  • Understand the risk and vulnerabilities relating to extra familial risk
  • Know the signs that may indicate a child is being exploited
  • Understand methods used to groom a child
  • Recognise the impact of child exploitation on children and their families

Part 2 (3 hours) – Procedures used to identify, assess, respond, and disrupt child exploitation in the East Riding
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course participants will be able to describe the processes used to prevent, disrupt, and respond to exploitation & trafficking in the East Riding

Sessions: All will be delivered via Teams on the dates below.

Date / Time
Part 1 Wednesday     9 June         13:00 – 16:00
Part 2 Thursday       10 June         13:00 – 16:00

To apply click on the link below which will take you to our application page (please do not email your application for this training).
*  It may take up to 7 days for your application to be processed so please allow this time before contacting to check if you have been allocated a place.
If you have any queries email us at

Safer Recruitment Training 2021

(Virtual Delivery – This 2 session course replaces the one day face to face Safer Recruitment training whilst covid restrictions are in place.)

Who is this for?
Keeping Children Safe in Education (2020) reminds us that the School Staffing Regulations (England) 2009 requires governing bodies of maintained schools to ensure that at least one persons who conducts an interview has completed safer recruitment training.  Therefore this training is aimed at anyone involved in the recruitment of staff across the Education Sector.

Learning Objectives
Based on an understanding of offender behaviour participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  • Consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting
  • Help participants begin to review their own and their organisations’ policies and practices in recruitment with a view to making them safer

NB: this is not a comprehensive workshop on staff recruitment and selection

Dates (please note both sessions must be attended to complete the training)

To apply for this course please complete the box below and email to


Effective Support for Children, Young People and Families In The East Riding of Yorkshire Thresholds, Referrals & Consent Briefing

To introduce you to the updated Threshold of Intervention and Need Guidance and how to use it to help inform your decision making.

To inform you how to make requests for service to the new Early Help Locality Hubs (formerly Children’s Centres, Prevention & Education Team and Youth and Family Support) and the Child Safeguarding Hub (Children’s Social Care) when additional or intensive support is needed for children, young people and their families or you have a safeguarding concern.

To help you understand when consent is needed to discuss a child’s situation or make a request for service.
To Book a place chose a session below and apply by emailing your details to the ERSCP as detailed below.

Sessions: All will be delivered via Teams on the dates below.

Day Date Time
Wednesday 21 April 15:45 – 16:45
Tuesday 25 May 15:45 – 16:45
Wednesday 23 June 10:30 – 11:30
Friday 09 July 14:30 – 15:30
Thursday 19 August 09:30 – 10:30
Tuesday 14 September 15:45 – 16:45
Monday 11 October 15:45 – 16:45
Wednesday 17 November 15:45 – 16:45
Tuesday 14 December 15:45 – 16:45

How to apply:
Please email with the following information and a link to your chosen date will be forwarded to you.

Full Name Team Job Title Email Chosen Date

Funding News

Arnold Clark Community Fund
The fund is supporting UK registered charities and local community groups that are in need of financial support due to Covid-19. Each month until the end of May, 500 applications will be granted. If an application is unsuccessful one month, it will be rolled over and considered in the following month. The final date for applications is Monday 31 May, however applying earlier increases the chance of being successful.
Application forms and more information is available from Arnold Clark’s website.

NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund Announces 2021 Deadlines
Funding for community events, charities, schools, and community group activities that are local to NFU Mutual’s business operations across the UK.

The Fund offers grants of up to £1,000 for projects that fit their main areas of interest:

  • Connecting the community; reducing social isolation, providing opportunities, and encouraging resilience.
  • Providing care and support to vulnerable members of the community.
  • Relieving poverty; improving the health and wellbeing of communities.
  • Advancing education and experiences for young people.

The grants are to be used for specific project costs, for example purchasing an item of equipment or furniture, or something else that will help people over a long period of time.
There are normally four application rounds in a year.

The 2021 deadlines for applications are 30 June, 30 September and 30 November 2021.

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Magic Little Grants 2021 Open on 1 March
Smaller charities and community groups across Great Britain can apply for a one-off £500 grant from 1 March until 31 October 2021.

Six funding trusts from the People’s Postcode Lottery and Localgiving will be working together to award more than £1 million in small grants to some 2,000 charitable organisations in England, Scotland and Wales over the next six months.

Unlike previous years when projects had to deliver sports or physical activities, this year (2021) the funding aims to support organisations carrying out projects that address the following themes:

  • Improving mental wellbeing
  • Enabling community participation in the arts
  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
  • Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
  • Improving biodiversity and green spaces
  • Enabling participation in physical activity
  • Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability
  • Increasing community access to outdoor space.

Organisations that receive a grant will also be awarded a year of free membership (funded by the player’s of the People’s Postcode Lottery). This means that the grant recipient will not have to pay the £80 + VAT membership fee, although they will still be required to set up a direct debit upon registration.
Also new for 2021, charitable organisations that are schools or connected to schools may apply. This is in addition to registered charities, Community Interest Companies (CICs), Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs, SCIOs) social enterprises, and other not-for-profit community organisations.

Applications will be accepted from 1 March 2021 to 31 October 2021.

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Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme
Applications are ongoing for Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme. The scheme is designed to support smaller UK charities, especially those working at grassroots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Currently, the scheme is focused on the following:

  • Providing one-year grants to cover core costs or essential equipment, to enable ongoing service provision, working from home, or delivery of online digital services
  • Supporting local charities that are delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community either directly or through online support

Charities can apply for grants of £1,000 to £10,000. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

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Emergency funding available for residents struggling financially due to COVID-19 pandemic

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s emergency assistance scheme aims to help residents of the East Riding who are in need at a time of crisis.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the government have made available a limited amount of funds for residents of the East Riding who are in need at a time of emergency or crisis. This money is to help support residents where they have had a reduction in their income as a result of coronavirus and urgently require assistance with food and essentials.

Awards will be made where there is no alternative means of meeting the need, this includes help from universal credit and other benefits payable.

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