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Fortnightly Update from ERVAS – 19.02.2021

 

 

Fortnightly Update from ERVAS – 19.02.2021



Contents
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:

You’re invited to our 2021 fundraising webinar
During these changing times, easyfundraising is a pandemic proof fundraising option for your organisation. Come along to our free webinar on Thursday 4th March at 10am to find out how it works, see a live demo, get advice on how to sign up and ask the easyfundraising team questions.

It’s free to attend plus there’s a prize draw with a chance to win £25 for your organisation. More than one member of your organisation can attend so please spread the word to other members – we’d love to see you all there!

Register Today!

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON EAST RIDING YOUTH PROVISION AND YOUNG PEOPLE – SURVEY

East Riding Voluntary Action Services is working with East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Youth and Family Support Service and HEY Smile Foundation to undertake a study into current youth provision across East Riding and the impact that Covid-19 has had on the different youth services across the county, as well as on young people.

We would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey, which is aimed at youth professionals, paid and unpaid, across the sectors, as well as encourage and support young people to complete the survey that is designed for them as well.  Both of these surveys are accessed via the following link:
https://ervas.org.uk/east-riding-youth-provision-survey/

For your information, we are also developing a shorter, simpler version of the survey for young people so that they have a choice of which to complete and hopefully this will be out in the next couple of weeks.

It would be great if you could share the link and this information via your social media channels, news bulletins and networks.

Information gathered from the survey will be used to inform the East Riding Youth Board about future needs and how the partnership can work together to support young people and those who work with them.

If you would like to have a more in-depth discussion with us about the impact that Covid-19 has had on your youth group, organisation or service, or young people you support, please email detty@ervas.org.uk to arrange a time and date that suits you.

We anticipate that the survey will close towards the end of February 2021.

THE EAST RIDING FOOD POVERTY ALLIANCE – UNITED AGAINST FOOD POVERTY

The East Riding Food Poverty Alliance (ERFPA) are a partnership of organisations providing Food Bank provision within the East Riding of Yorkshire. ERFPA is supported by East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) who is the Locally Trust Organisation for the alliance and received funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to support ERFPA to enable growth and development going forward.

We currently have 12 member Food Banks and Food Pantries who work collaboratively and stand united against food poverty.
Due to Covid the demand and pressure on Food Banks across the East Riding has substantially increased. From June 2020 until November 2020 our members have distributed more than 146 tonnes of Food to help support our most vulnerable residents within our local communities.

Natalie Taylor-Robinson, ERFPA Food Bank Development Officer said “seeing what we have achieved as an alliance so far is incredible and this is due to our members supporting each other and sharing ideas, stock and knowledge. We are currently developing a strategy to help us achieve Food Security for all across the East Riding of Yorkshire which we will be very excited to share.”

Further information about ERFPA’s work can be found at https://www.erfpa.org.uk/ or visit our social media pages on Facebook or Twitter.

Voluntary Sector Updates

 

Click here to book your place

 

Please join a discussion about the changing role of philanthropy, social investment and business. The event’s key note speaker is Danny Kruger MP, author of “Levelling Up Our Communities”, a report on civil society by the request of the Prime Minister.

The panel will bring their considerable insights on the subject of philanthropy;
Alex Boyle from In-site Property Solutions Ltd
Jeremy Williamson from Veterans Woodcraft CIC
Bruce Warnes from The Shears Foundation
Liz Wild from McInroy & Wood
Jan Garill from Two Ridings Community Foundation

We look forward to you joining us.


Emotional Wellbeing of Children, Young People and Families Support Funding 

The emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people with SEND and their families remains a national concern during lockdown. Supporting parents and carers to engage children/young people in activities that they enjoy, either as part of a group activity or independently can help to support them.

Specialist Services have provided £10,000 funding to the Parent Carer Forum, to help support children/young people with SEND and their families to engage in activities or social and recreational opportunities. The funding provides the opportunity for parents and carers to apply for resources to help them engage in activities at home or in the community (adhering to the current Government rules and guidance).

The application form and guidance documents to help you apply can be found here.


Versus Arthritis Online Exercise Classes

Versus Arthritis has received some funding which has enabled us to provide a series of FREE online classes around the country. In the Yorkshire region, there are three of our local groups that will be ‘hosting’ zoom classes. These are;

As all classes are online, we are encouraging anyone with arthritis, from any region, to join us. We have extra spaces available, so please encourage anyone you know who is living with arthritis to sign up. The Eventbrite links above will take you directly to the Eventbrite page to register.

 The Covid Vaccine: Busting the myths for BAME communities. Free Webinar

Active Humber is working with our partners to help in the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme. We are sharing this notice that in turn you will share the information widely to support the vaccination programme.

As the NHS continues its stellar efforts of rolling out the Covid-19 vaccine, we recognise that not all of the challenges around this process are clinical. Reports over recent months have shown that significant numbers in our BAME communities have expressed a reluctance towards taking the jab.

It is for this reason, that the ‘Dost’ project have set up a free live Webinar/Q&A session for BAME communities in the East Yorkshire, Hull, North Lincolnshire, and North East Lincolnshire areas.

The webinar aims to increase awareness of the vaccine and challenge the myths surrounding it for our communities. You are invited to join the event and ask questions of the panel of experts.

Please find full details below. The event is free to attend.

The panel of experts comprises:
Dr Sharif al Ghazal – President, British Islamic Medical Association
Dr Dumbor Ngaage – Cardiothoracic surgeon, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Imam Sayful Ahmed – Scunthorpe Mosque and Islamic Centre
Pandit Haridas Shukla – Hindu Chaplain, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
Dr Shoaib Faruqi – Consultant Physician/Chest Physician at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Olusola Olafimihan – GP, South Holderness Practice, Withernsea

For full details and registration process, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-covid-vaccine-busting-the-myths-for-bame-communities-tickets-138325383947

Best regards,

David

David Gent, CEO, Active Humber

 

 

National Voluntary Sector Updates


NAVCA Update
Charities call on government to create an Emergency Support Fund

The #NeverMoreNeeded campaign has issued an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling for the creation of an Emergency Support Fund for communities and causes.

The letter comes as charities respond to growing need for their services while wrestling with an estimated £10bn funding gap caused by the pandemic. Many organisations are already spending their reserves, making redundancies and having to scale back or even close services.

Supporters believe the Emergency Support Fund is needed to quickly get vital funding out to charities who are struggling to meet increasing demand and haven’t been reached by the funding and support that is currently available. The letter warns that without the fund, charity support will be cut back or even disappear altogether, leaving them unable to respond to the needs of the most disadvantaged in our communities.

You can view and share these messages on social media, using the hashtag #RightNow.

Click here to read the full press release.

 

What impact has COVID-19 had on rural communities?

The Rural Services Network is soon to publish a new report on how the countryside economies can be revitalised in the aftermath of COVID-19 (Revitalising Rural: Realising the Vision). In anticipation of this, the RSN’s Chief Executive was featured on Farming Today to discuss how the countryside has been hit hard by the pandemic – both highlighting and exacerbating existing challenges.

You can listen to the interview here.

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COVID-19 community influencing comms pack

The government has released a new COVID-19 comms toolkit, to help those in influential positions in communities to communicate important information.

This toolkit includes multi-language videos, posters and key messages relating to the new national vaccine booking system for those over 70.

It also focuses on Chinese New Year and has advice for celebrating this and similar festivals, in a safe way.

Click here to download the pack.

Free online training for women in politics

The Fawcett Society is running a programme of free online training for women on how to get into politics, using your voice online and getting active in the upcoming local government elections.

This programme includes spaces and support specifically for groups of women who are underrepresented across politics, including women of colour and disabled women.

You can see the full programme of events here.

NCSC Digital Loft Events – Spring 2021

 

NCSC UK Business Engagement team is running a series of free cybersecurity webinars and talks in late February/March 2021.

These events are aimed at UK businesses of all sizes, educational institutions and charities.

The events are:

Safeguarding is everyone’s business

The current national restrictions mean that right now, vulnerable children and adults may be particularly isolated.

This means that the family, community and professional networks they usually rely on may be unavailable or hard to access. However, safeguarding is everyone’s business.

The Home Office, in collaboration with a number of other government departments including DCMS, produced information and guidance for those who are operating in communities and may not be trained to recognise the signs of abuse or neglect. The guidance covers signs to spot and what to do if there is a concern.

The guidance can be downloaded here and contains print and online versions of the guidance and is available in English and Welsh. There is also a poster focusing on child abuse, designed by The Children’s Society, which they encourage organisations to display in staff rooms etc. Please share these materials with your networks.

Something’s not right

Home Office, in partnership with Childline, NSPCC, Barnardo’s, the Children’s Society, the Marie Collins Foundation and the Internet Watch Foundation, has launched a new campaign, ‘Something’s Not Right’.

The campaign is designed to help secondary school children in England who suffered a range of harms, such as sexual and physical abuse, during lockdown.

The campaign’s brand, Something’s Not Right, centres on the insight that children who suffer different forms of abuse may not have the ability to define or describe their experience, but they know the emotions they feel and the sense that something is not right. The campaign will help children to understand what may be causing them to feel these emotions and signpost support.

Anything you could do to promote the campaign, such as sharing campaign assets on your social media accounts, adding campaign banners to your websites, or forwarding on details to front-line colleagues, would help reach the children that need support. All of the campaign materials, including social media assets, suggested social media copy, case study animations, digital banners and posters, are available to download here.


Office for Civil Society Update

Updated government volunteering guidance
Guidance for volunteer-involving organisations and groups has been updated to provide further information on what volunteers are permitted to do during lockdown and which volunteers can access vaccines, asymptomatic testing and schools for their children. Guidance for ‘formal’ and ‘informal’ volunteers will also be updated shortly to provide information on these issues.

Home Office launches ‘Something’s not right’ campaign
The Home Office, in partnership with Childline, NSPCC, Barnardo’s, the Children’s Society, the Marie Collins Foundation and the Internet Watch Foundation, has launched a new campaign, ‘Something’s Not Right‘. The campaign is designed to help secondary school children in England who suffered a range of harms, such as sexual and physical abuse, during lockdown.

The campaign’s brand, Something’s Not Right, centres on the insight that children who suffer different forms of abuse may not have the ability to define or describe their experience, but they know the emotions they feel and the sense that something is not right. The campaign will help children to understand what may be causing them to feel these emotions and signpost support.

Anything you could do to promote the campaign, such as sharing campaign assets on your social media accounts, adding campaign banners to your websites, or forwarding on details to front-line colleagues, would be hugely appreciated and help us reach the children that need support. All of the campaign materials, including social media assets, suggested social media copy, case study animations, digital banners and posters, are available to download from the campaign portal.

If you have any questions about the campaign, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team.

Community safeguarding leaflet
The current national restrictions mean that right now, vulnerable children and adults may be particularly isolated. This means that the family, community and professional networks they usually rely on may be unavailable or hard to access. However, safeguarding is everyone’s business.

The Home Office, in collaboration with a number of other government departments including DCMS, produced information and guidance for those who are operating in communities and may not be trained to recognise the signs of abuse or neglect earlier this year, and we would like to re circulate this guidance. The guidance covers signs to spot and what to do if there is a concern.

The guidance can be found on the Home Office Brandworkz portal. The portal contains print and online versions of the guidance for England and another for Wales, available in both English and Welsh. We have also uploaded a poster focusing on child abuse, designed by The Children’s Society, which we would encourage you to display in staff rooms etc. Please share these materials with your networks, and feel free to repurpose and adapt the text as needed (e.g. to add in to existing newsletters, guidance etc).

#YouAreNotAlone Domestic Abuse campaign
In April 2020, the Home Office worked with a number of key partners and charities to launch a new national campaign to raise awareness that if you are experiencing domestic abuse you can leave your home, if this is possible, and police and support services remain available. To continue to support victims of domestic abuse, the government has relaunched the #YouAreNotAlone campaign.

People that are affected by domestic abuse will be harder to reach at this time and we really need your help to promote the campaign and raise awareness of the advice and support available. We have developed campaign assets with key partners and charities. These are available for you to share with your staff and raise awareness of where people can get further advice and support. You can download the campaign assets, including the Employer pack, posters, leaflets, animations, email signatures and social media assets, here and translated campaign assets, here.

We would appreciate it if you could share the campaign assets with your networks and include a link on your website to: gov.uk/domestic-abuse.

Consultation: Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy
As you may be aware, the government has launched a nationwide call for Evidence to inform our new Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy. The Call for Evidence closes on 19th February 2021. Crimes which disproportionately affect women and girls, such as domestic abuse, sexual violence, stalking and forced marriage have devastating consequences. They can have a profound and long-lasting impact on those directly affected as well as on communities and society as a whole. Over the last ten years, newer forms of abuse such as cyber flashing, revenge porn, and ‘upskirting’ have also emerged.

The Call for Evidence aims to draw on the knowledge and experience of the public to help us respond to these social and technological changes and inform our new Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy, due to be published in Spring 2021. We would really appreciate your organisation’s help to promote this Call for Evidence and ensure that as many people as possible respond to the public survey.

DCMS Covid-19 vaccine comms pack
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Covid-19 vaccine comms pack brings together resources to support voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to disseminate key messages on vaccines.

It includes:

  • Guidance and basic explanations on ‘What is a vaccine?’
  • Comms assets and resources on vaccines
  • Vaccine resources for British Sign Language users
  • Key messages on COVID-19 Vaccine scams
  • Misinformation – assets and copy you can use to tackle misinformation on vaccines

Please share the pack with your stakeholders and networks, encouraging them to share it with their wider networks.

The comms pack is available to download as:

Tackling vaccine misinformation
You can help to tackle vaccine misinformation within communities. Encourage people to use the SHARE checklist.

Remember, the vaccine is only available on the NHS and is free of charge. The NHS will never ask you for details about your bank account or to pay for the vaccine. If you receive an email, text message or phone call purporting to be from the NHS and you are asked to provide financial details, this is a scam.

  • The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details.
  • The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking password.
  • The NHS will never arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine.
  • The NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips.

If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.


NYA COVID-19 Readiness Level

** From 5th January 2021 we can confirm that the youth sector moves into RED in the readiness framework. **

RED

Online and digital youth services
Detached local youth services
1-2-1 sessions with vulnerable young people (indoors)
Support groups indoors and outdoors are permitted for vulnerable young people, max 15 per group + workers/leaders

(Version 4.2)

The NYA has not been funded to provide this guidance to the youth sector. Please support us by donating here.

Fraud, Scams and Digital Updates


NTS Scam Alert
Warning over cold callers claiming to be from British Gas and trying to enter houses
Trading Standards Officers have issued a warning over “suspicious” callers in the past few days targeting householders in Flintshire. Those calling at doors are attempting to pass themselves off as being from British Gas or Flintshire Council. more

 

Rogue gas fitter gets suspended sentence after carrying out unsafe work
Nicholas Marks, who traded as Topmarks Plumbers UK Ltd, pleaded guilty to fraudulent trading and to dishonestly making a false representation that his company was Gas Safe registered.
Dudley Magistrates Court heard how he had carried out unsafe work at two addresses, which should only have been done by a registered engineer. more

 

Warning as courier fraud criminals trick people into handing over gold
Criminals are continuing to target people in new ways, with victims now being asked to buy gold to hand to a courier working for the police.
An elderly woman in West Wales has fallen victim to courier fraud after being conned into believing she was working with police to prevent fraud. She was tricked into buying £25,000 of gold and handing it over to criminals. more

 

Police warn elderly Londoners over fake NHS Covid vaccine scams after one victim lost £30,000
Criminals are sending out fake NHS texts and emails to exploit the public’s eagerness for an appointment to receive the jab.
In one example, the Metropolitan Police (MET) said “smishing” messages were texted to patients telling them they are eligible to apply for the vaccine. more

 

Rugby man arrested after text message scam
A man in his sixties was conned out of almost £10,000 after receiving a text message that claimed to be from his bank.
The victim received the message on January 22, which claimed to be from HSBC and said a new payee had been added to his account. more

 

Council crackdown on fake face mask exemption badges
Hundreds of unlawful eBay listings for so-called face mask exemption badges have been removed following a crackdown by Sutton Trading Standards.
The listings posed a serious risk to public health during the COVID-19 pandemic and their removal is part of Sutton Council’s on-going efforts to ensure the health and safety of residents. more

 

Attack of the clone firms: over £78 million stolen in ‘clone’ firm investment scams
Action Fraud and the City of London Police are working with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to issue a warning to the public, as reports of ‘clone firm’ investment scams increased by 29% in April 2020 compared to March, when the UK went into its first lockdown. more

 

Barclays issues advice as farmers at ‘high risk of fraud’
Barclays has issued security tips for farmers after research shows that cybercrime has become a major threat to the industry.
New research from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) shows that in 2019, more than 60% of farm businesses reported one or more digital attacks. more

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Bitcoin-Related Scam Emails


We’re warning the public to be vigilant of unsolicited emails promoting cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) investment opportunities. We’ve received over 750 reports this week about Bitcoin-related phishing emails that use fake celebrity endorsements to try and lure victims into investment scams. The links in the emails lead to fraudulent websites that are designed to steal your money, as well as personal and financial information.

How you can protect yourself:

  • Investment opportunities: Don’t be rushed into making an investment. Remember, legitimate organisations will never pressure you into making a transaction on the spot.
  • Seek advice first: Speak with a trusted friend or family members, and seek independent professional advice before making significant financial decisions.
  • FCA register: Use the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) register to check if the company is regulated by the FCA. If you deal with a firm (or individual) that isn’t regulated, you may not be covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) if things go wrong and you lose your money.
  • For more information about how to invest safely, please visit: https://www.fca.org.uk/scamsmart
  • Report suspicious emails: If you have received an email which you’re not quite sure about, you can report it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service by forwarding the email to – report@phishing.gov.uk
To see examples of the Bitcoin-related phishing emails that have been reported to us, follow Action Fraud on Twitter or Facebook.

(Please forward this message to any friends, family members, or colleagues that may find this information useful)

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Health Updates

COVID-19 Vaccine

GPs across the region have filmed an important message in multiple languages to encourage vaccine confidence.

Across England, GPs have raised concerns over a low uptake of coronavirus vaccination among patients from ethnic minority backgrounds – warning that misinformation has left some patients reluctant to come forward. CCGs across the Humber, Coast and Vale area, have come together to coordinate video messages from local GPs, and are working to promote them to enhance confidence in the vaccine and to dispel any vaccine myths.  These videos are currently available in English, Polish, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and Gujarati.

The playlist can be found on the Humber, Coast and Vale YouTube channel here.

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:

  • online via Citizen Space, with British Sign Language videos (note this page will be live on Friday 15 January)
  • in Braille
  • in Easy Read format
  • in Welsh

You can either fill in your responses online, or email your responses to ducitizenspace@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

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 ducitizenspace@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.


Would you like to help shape outpatient services?

Please join us at our virtual engagement event:

We are reshaping the way we deliver Outpatient Care and we want to hear our patients views on proposed changes and what will work for them.

About this Event

Here at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust we would like to hear our patients views on proposed changes to outpatient appointments and their thoughts on our services as a whole.

When? 24th February 2021
Time? 2pm – 4pm

Book via Eventbrite or email HEYImprovement.Programme@hey.nhs.uk for further details.



The GP Patient Survey is open to people to respond until the end of March.

Community Safety Updates

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Meet The Police and Crime Commissioner – East Riding


The Police and Crime Commissioner, Keith Hunter, is hosting a series of online Zoom meetings to update a range of stakeholders and members of the public in the East Riding of Yorkshire on his role and the aims, objectives and achievements of the wider Office of the PCC.

The next meeting will take place on Thursday 25th February at 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the Commissioner in relation to his role and that of the office. Our website is here if you would like to find out more about what we do prior to the meeting.

If you or others would like to attend please email Engagement Officer Debbie Fagan with your email addresses before close of business Tuesday 23rd February and Debbie will send out the Zoom link on the morning of the event.

If you would like to submit a question prior to the meeting you can include it in your RSVP email to Debbie at Deborah.fagan@humberside.pnn.police.uk and if you could note whether you would like to ask it yourself or for Debbie to ask on your behalf it would be appreciated. There will also be an opportunity for questions on the night should time allow.

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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 Tuesday          9 March       09:30 – 12:30
Part 2 Wednesday   10 March       09:30 – 12:30
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).
https://east-riding-self.achieveservice.com/service/ERSCP_Inter_Agency_Training_App_Form
*  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 erscp.training@eastriding.gov.uk


DASH Risk Checklist (Domestic Abuse, Stalking, Harassment and Honour Based Violence) On-line training

This training is for front line staff from all agencies who will use the DASH risk assessment checklist. Applicants should have previously done Domestic Abuse Awareness training; if not, free e-learning is available on https://courses.idas.org.uk/courses/domestic-abuse-basic-awareness-training/.

The DASH TRAINING IS IN TWO PARTS

 Part 1 – to be completed in your own time prior to joining part 2– information about this will be sent when you have booked on to the course

Part 2 – a three hour online plenary session

The aims is to prepare participants to use the DASH risk assessment checklist
After completing training participants will: –

  • Know about their responsibilities to identify, assess and manage the risk where service users are experiencing domestic abuse, stalking, harassment or honour based violence
  • Be able to use the DASH risk checklist and make professional judgements about the level of domestic abuse risk
  • Understand the barriers to disclosing domestic abuse which may exist
  • Know how and when to refer to MARAC

Dates and times for DASH Risk checklist training Part 2

  • 13.30 – 16.30 Monday 22.02.2021
  • 9.30 – 12.30 Thursday 04.03.2021
  • 13.30 – 16.30 Tuesday 09.03.2021
  • 9.30 – 12.30 Friday 26.03.2021

To book your place Ctrl + Click on the link below which will take you to the ERSCP training application form
https://east-riding-self.achieveservice.com/service/ERSCP_Inter_Agency_Training_App_Form

You will be sent a link to join the session with confirmation of booking.


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 ERSCP.training@eastriding.gov.uk.

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

Aims:
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.

  • Thursday     4 March       15:45 – 16:45
  • Wednesday 21 April        15:45 – 16:45

How to apply:
Please email erscp.training@eastriding.gov.uk with the following information and a link to your chosen date will be forwarded to you.

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Funding News

All Aboard!

The LNER Customer and Community Investment Fund is the charitable arm of LNER. They provide grants to registered charities, community groups and other not-for-profits which are based within 10-15 miles of the East Coast Mainline railway route (check your eligibility on the map here), for projects under the following themes:

  • Mental health – Creating a culture of positive mental health, bringing people and communities together and taking positive action to prevent suicide.
  • Education and employability skills – A focus on building skills, promoting employability and education amongst marginalised groups by investing in the skills requirements of now and the future.
  • Diversity and inclusion – Supporting diverse and inclusive community projects, creating opportunities for learning and the social mobility of vulnerable groups.
  • Environmental Sustainability – By providing support to environmental projects and encouraging sustainable mobility, our aim is to reduce the impact of congestion on our customers and communities, cutting emissions and improving air quality.

Grant requests can be for between £1,000 and £100,000, and full funding is offered although the Fund welcomes applications that can evidence some match funding, either in-kind or financial support. The application window opens on 22nd February, with the deadline being 2nd April. Funding will be made available by October and must be spent by 31st March 2023 (18 months maximum project length). For more information, and to apply, visit the LNER website.

Arts Grants for April 2021 – March 2022 are now open for applications 
There will be 3 Different applications:

  • Up to £2,000 (1 Year)
  • Over £2,000 (1 Year)
  • Over £2,000 (3 Year)
The deadline for all three will be Monday 1st March 2021

For further information please see the Fact Sheet. If you have any further questions, please email to arts.development@eastriding.gov.uk

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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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