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Children England: Urgent Assistance for Refugee Children from Ukraine
Children England members: do you have support you can offer to local authorities hosting children and their families arriving from Ukraine? We know some members may be in a position to offer support such as advocacy, translation or legal advice. If members are willing to share this information, however limited or tentative, Children England can map out a collaborative offer to communicate to local authorities. Do just drop us a line if you'd like to talk further about the sector's support for Ukrainian refugee children and families. 

Community Foundation for Calderdale Announce New Trustees
The Community Foundation for Calderdale are pleased to welcome Nigel Cliffe and Preet Sandhu as Trustees on the Board overseeing over £1 million worth of grants each year being given out to not-for-profit organisations in Calderdale.

The Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin has Launched Her First Police and Crime Plan
It coincides with a series of events marking International Women’s Day, as the safety of women and girls forms a key part of the 3-year strategy. It also follows one of the biggest consultation exercises the county has ever seen, and outlines a vision of making West Yorkshire ‘Safe, Just and Inclusive’.


Neighbourhood Development Plans (NDPs)
Local people are invited to have their say on proposals for a Park Ward Neighbourhood Plan, which would set out planning policies for future development in the area.

The Park Ward Neighbourhood Plan sets out a vision for the future of the ward and how this can be achieved over the coming years.  It has been developed with contributions from members of the Park Ward Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group and the wider community.

A public consultation is taking place to ensure the plan’s objectives meet the needs of the local community. 

Events and Training
Get Started with Music - 16th March 
Are you aged 16 - 30 and want to get started in the music industry? The Prince's Trust has partnered with Liam Frost, a renowned Manchester musician, to help you kick start your career. 

WEA: An Introduction to Counselling - 28th March - Download Word Doc Here 
This introduction to counselling course will give you an insight into the subject. It will help you decide if counselling is something you would like a deeper understanding of in the future. It is a taste of the subject and creates the foundations of Counselling.

Young Lives Leeds: Organisational Safeguarding Assessments - An Outline - 31st March 
There’s a new look tool for organisations that will make it easier to complete the annual safeguarding audit (what was the Section 11 Audit). They are now called Organisational Safeguarding Assessments, and this process is operating on a regional level. Now online (rather than 8 pages of excel spreadsheets!), the refreshed assessment tool will be easier to navigate and complete. 

Into The SpotLight Exhibition - 8th April 
Over the last year the children and young people that we have supported through our SpotLight Intervention have created music, scriptwriting, paintings, and poetry to explore and make sense of their difficult experiences.Our Into The SpotLight exhibition, which has been funded by Community Foundation For Calderdale, will create a unique opportunity to place child survivors of domestic violence centre stage, bringing people across Calderdale together to empower and give a voice to their unheard stories. EdShift invite you to join them, along with Deputy Mayor of West Yorkshire Alison Lowe and Special Guestwriter and survivor, Ann Brown on the 8th April 2022 from 4 - 7pm @Croft Myl, Halifax.

Speak Their Name Memorial Quilt Project -  Online Session 4th April - In Person Sessions 25th & 29th April
The Recovery and Wellbeing College is privileged to be able to support the Speak Their Name Memorial Quilt Project. The project aims to promote emotional resilience, connection and hope to people bereaved by suicide.


Funding Eye Funding Support for the Third Sector
Funding Eye offers a friendly and professional solution to your fundraising needs. With over 20 years’ experience as a funding consultant in the third sector and fundraising Jon Matthews can help your organisation secure the income it needs to deliver and develop its services.


Invictus Wellbeing: Recruiting for Several Exciting Roles - Closing 21st March
Invictus Wellbeing have recently been awarded a contract meaning they are recruiting for several exciting roles within their organisation.
Wellbeing Practitioner - Download the PDF Here 
Service Manager - Download the PDF Here 
Therapeutic Practitioner - Download the PDF Here 

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