VOCAL Children, Young People & Families Forum

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VOCAL Children, Young People & Families Forum

About the Forum

VOCAL Children, Young People & Families Forum was established in 2005. It brings together Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations working with children, young people and families in Salford, with an aim to improve their lives. The forum 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.

 

Objectives of the Forum

  • 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 Representatives

The Representatives aim to ensure that our service users interests are considered and that our member organisations' expertise and diverse experience fully informs commissioning and strategy. They also make sure that work with partners enhances 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

 

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 & Its      Sub Groups Board

 

  Safeguarding Children

  Child Sexual Exploitation

  Neglect

 


Forum Meetings

VOCAL Children, Young People & Families Forum meets four times per year. You can view reports from recent Forum meetings below.

 

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


Forum Meeting Reports

July 2021 Report

July 2021 Report


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 (VCSEs) 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 receive by contacting Deb at 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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