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.  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.

Meet your representatives here.

Objectives 

  • To provide broad ranging representation of the view and interests of VCSE organisations working with Children, Young People & Families
  • To represent the views of VOCAL Membership at Children, Young People & Families Multi Agency Strategic Partnerships. 
  • To ensure that the VOCAL Children, Young People & Families membership organisations expertise and diverse experience fully informs children young people and families strategy, service transformation and commissions

VOCAL Children, Young People & Families Representation

Strategic Partnership

Priorities

Salford 0-25 Advisory Board

  • Thrive Partnership
  • 0-25 Early Help Neighbourhood Operational  Group

0-25 Transformation

Start Well Section of Salford Locality Plan

Voice of the Child

Early Help

Salford Safeguarding Partnership & It’s Sub Groups Board

 

Safeguarding Children

Child Sexual Exploitation

Neglect

Forum Meetings

VOCAL Children, Yount People & Families Forum meets 4 times per year from 10am to 12pm  

Membership

Membership is open to VCSE Organisations working with Children, Young People & Families in Salford

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 220
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

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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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