Put children at the heart of the recovery
150+ organisations, including Action for Children, Barnardo’s, National Children’s Bureau, NSPCC and The Children’s Society are calling on the Government to put children at the heart of the recovery process.
In the statement, which they issued to the Prime Minister on Tuesday 30 June, they called for children to join health and the economy as the three pillars of the government’s coronavirus response.
Click here to read their statement in full.
ITV Tonight request – a chance to raise your profile!
ITV Tonight is producing a programme due to air in August. examining the current state of the economy, and what can be done to help people who need financial and emotional support.
They are looking to speak to charities who are supporting those whose economic situation has been particularly affected by the coronavirus pandemic – including charities working to tackle food poverty, help with career advice, or provide other financial support and guidance.
If you are interested in contributing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The #NeverMoreNeeded website is here and ready for you to use!
To fuel you all with content and activities to keep banging the #NeverMoreNeeded drum, the #NeverMoreNeeded website is now live. Click here to have a view.
We are adding new and sparkling content to it all the time – so if you think there’s something missing give us a shout.
The website – and the campaign – is a collaborative project – you can see who’s involved here.
Time for flexibility
The Institute of Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) has published their seventh briefing which outlines the experiences and concerns of 34 VCSE leaders who participated in recent online sessions. The briefing also includes IVAR’s reflections on the questions and opportunities for funders that were raised.
The output was that three issues remain at the forefront of VCSE leaders’ minds:
- mid to long-term funding prospects;
- balancing the immediate needs of staff and beneficiaries with the long-term future of their organisations; and
- thinking flexibly.
Read the briefing here.
Coronavirus recovery – six data protection steps for organisations
As lockdown restrictions begin to ease and organisations begin to reopen, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has set out six key steps every organisation needs to consider around the use of personal information.
These steps include only collecting data that is necessary, being open, clear and honest, and keeping information secure.
Click here to see all six steps.
Citizens Advice: what are the nation’s coronavirus concerns?
Citizens Advice has produced a report based on the activity and user behaviour on their website. It looks at what advice people were searching for over a period of three months.
For instance, the most searched word on their website during March 2020 was ‘coronavirus’. In April it was ‘furlough’ and then in May it was ‘redundancy’.
View the report here.
PHE’s COVID-19: Psychological First Aid online course
Public Health England has launched an updated Psychological First Aid (PFA) digital training module, aimed at all frontline and essential workers and volunteers.
The course aims to increase awareness and confidence to provide psychosocial support to people affected by COVID-19. The course is free, and no previous qualifications are required. It takes around 90 minutes to complete and is also available in three sessions for the learner to complete at their own pace.
Click here for more details.
New Generation Policing Project: Can you help?
Revolving Doors is recruiting for their ‘New Generation Policing Project’ – which is supporting police and crime commissioners and police services to better address young adults’ experiences of trauma, poverty and racism, and develop new ways to stop more young adults being pulled into the criminal justice system.
They are looking for a diverse group of young adults from different backgrounds and geographical areas who are:
- aged 18-25;
- with experience of multiple arrests for relatively minor offences; and
- willing to share their experiences and insights to make a difference on the lives of other young adults.
They are specifically interested in hearing from those who have had multiple experiences such as; drug warnings, community resolutions, arrest, police detention, voluntary interviews and diversion services.
For more details please contact Sean Mullen by email or by calling 07483091777.