VOCAL: Children, Young People and Families

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About VOCAL Children, Young People & Families Forum

The Forum was established in 2005, and aims to improve the lives of children, young people and families

VOCAL Children, Young People & Families Forum brings together voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations working with children, young people & families in salford for mutual benefit, representation and to support their organisations development and capacity including the development of quality and good practice in their work.

It provides broad ranging representation of the interests and views of VCSE organisations working with children, young people and families in Salford. VOCAL represents these views to Salford Children and Young People’s Partnerships and commissioning bodies as agreed by the Forum..

VOCAL Children, Young People & Families Representatives aim to ensure that our service users interests are considered and our member organisation’s expertise and diverse experience fully informs commissioning and strategy and works with partners towards a more effective, joined up service to better meet the needs of and improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.

The full VOCAL forum meets 4 times per year.

Membership is open to VCSE organisations working with children, young people and families in Salford.

It has representation on the following multi agency strategic partnerships & their relevant sub groups

Multi Agency Strategic Partnership

Priorities/ Areas of Work

Current Plans & Strategies

Salford Children and Young People’s Trust

Start Well section of the Locality Plan

Voice of the Child

Seldom Heard

Early Help

Early Help Strategy 2016-18

Salford Youth Strategy 2014 -17

Anti Bullying Strategy 2014-17

0-25 Advisory Board

0-25 Transformation

 

Salford Safeguarding Children’s Board

Safeguarding Children

Child Sexual Exploitation

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

 

 

 

Salford Children & Families Act Board Special Educational Needs  

Meeting Dates:

Tuesday 11th June 2019 10am to 12pm

Tuesday 10th September 2019 10am to 12pm

Tuesday 10th December 2019 10am to 12pm

Tuesday 10th March 2020 10am to 12pm

Sign up for Membership

To become a member sign up for our VOCAL Children, Young People & Families Forum and E-bulletin. Sign up here.

Contact

Michelle Warburton (Voice & Influence Manager)
Telephone: 0161 787 7795 ext 215
Email: michelle.warburton@salfordcvs.co.uk


0-25 VCSE Research and Development Project

Salford CVS have undertaken a research project alongside the 0-25 Transition work Salford City Council and the NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group are undertaking. Our Research and Development worker, Lucy Sutcliffe, has surveyed, interviewed, run focus groups and generally picked the brains of representatives and participants from 50 Volunteer, Community and Social Enterprise Groups in Salford that work with children and young people. A copy of the report is now available by scrolling down the Project page on the following link:.

Find out more about the project.


Salford Children’s Services Joint Working Protocol with Voluntary and Community Organisations and Social Enterprises

The aim of this protocol is to enhance partnership working between voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSE’s) and Salford City Council children’s services. This protocol is intended to assist all partners in the delivery of Salford’s Early Help Strategy www.partnersinsalford.org/earlyhelp.htm and to ensure clear expectations on key safeguarding processes. The protocol particularly recognises the need to work effectively together in the context of reduced resources so that Salford families continue to benefit from a range of appropriate services and activities in the city.

Find out more about the protocol.


Children, Young People and Families Groups

Deb Drinkwater  is the dedicated Development Worker for any voluntary and community organisation (VCO) that works with children, young people and families. Find out more about the support your group can get by contacting Deb by  E-mail: deb.drinkwater@salfordcvs.co.uk

Or visit our safeguarding and young people page here.


VOCAL Useful Links

Worried about a child?

Salford Safeguarding Children Board

Salford Children and Young People's Trust

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Get In Touch

Salford CVS & Volunteer Centre
Registered address 
The Old Town Hall 
5 Irwell Place 
Salford, M30 0FN

Tel: 0161 787 7795 
Email: office@salfordcvs.co.uk

About

Salford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration.

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