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The Wiltshire Children and Families Voluntary Sector Forum works across Wiltshire to bring together voluntary organisations offering services for children and families. It is funded by Wiltshire Council and works closely with the local authority to ensure there is a strong relationship and good partnership working between the public sector and voluntary sector community organisations.  Members of the forum attend meetings and workshops held by Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board and Wiltshire Children and Young Peoples Trust to ensure the work of the voluntary sector is recognised and organisations can share their knowledge and experience when services for children and families in Wiltshire are being planned.

For more information about the Wiltshire Children & Young People's Trust and the Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board visit the Wiltshire Council page.

Please note the next meeting for the CFVSF Forum will be The CFVSF Early Help Event-   This is  at The Devizes Corn Exchange on 27th September. 9.30 - 12.30.

The event will provide an opportunity for you to meet with the Council's Early Help Teams and other professionals working locally to explore how voluntary sector organisations can support statutory and non statutory services in their work with children, young people and families.  This is an important event enabling the Forum to demonstrate its willingness to work in partnership and for pro-active working. It will also provide a chance to network and I am hoping as many of you as possible will be able to attend.  Remember Early Help is about intervening in a child/young persons life as early as possible - preventative services can do more to reduce abuse and neglect than reactive services - so this event is for everyone working with Children and Young People of all ages  - it is not just about support for “early years”.

The venue has plenty of space for displaying promotional material including stands and banners (you will need to being your own fixings).  Please contact Lisa Lucas to secure a place for a stand.

The next Forum meeting will be 29 November at the Scout Hut in Potterne Wick.

Safeguarding training for CFVSF Members provided in partnership with Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board

13 September –Foundation Safeguarding training places are still available on this all day course

5 October – Basic Safeguarding training places are available in the afternoon session (13:30-16:30)

These training sessions are held at Scout HQ, Potterne Wick SN10 5QT please email Lisa Lucas to reserve a place.

If you have booked onto these courses, you will receive joining instructions prior to the course date.

The next newsletter will be issued in September.

Please contact Lisa Lucas if you'd like an article to be included.

To see what our members think of the Forum please see MEMBERS COMMENTS

To become a member and get involved contact; email Lisa Lucas or phone: 07775 334 557.

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