The latest edition of the CYWP newsletter has now been published.
Read the July newsletter here.
Enabling members to acheive their aims to help and advance the education and recreational occupation of Young People in Cornwall
The Young Foundation has today published ‘A Framework of Outcomes for Young People’, produced on behalf of the Catalyst Consortium and funded by the Department for Education.
For further information and to read the document, visit: http://www.youngfoundation.org/publications/reports/framework-outcomes-young-people
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Jonathan Coleman, the South West Regional Foundation Manager for Sports Leaders UK, is delivering an information session for anyone who may currently be delivering Sports Leaders UK qualifications or who may be interested in delivering the qualifications in the future and would like to find out more.
Sports Leaders UK is an independent charity that works through over 3500 accredited delivery centres around the UK. They provide nationally recognised leadership awards and qualifications. All of the awards and qualifications are practical – learners learn by doing rather than through written work and assessment is made upon a learner’s ability to lead and demonstrate their leadership skills for a certain period of time, within a specific setting. Learners don’t need to be sports stars or prima ballerinas – instead an interest in their chosen activity, a positive attitude and a willingness to volunteer are all that is required. For many young people, a leadership role gives them recognition, a sense of self-worth and empowerment not otherwise available to them. For more information about Sports Leaders UK and the awards and qualifications on offer visit http://www.sportsleaders.org
What will the session cover?
To book a place, email Helen Rundle at Cornwall Youth Work Partnership: firstname.lastname@example.org
South West Forum held a conference titled ‘Proving Your Impact’, on 13th June 2012 in Exeter. The links to the presentations from the conference are below:
Impact measurement and Social Value – a Policy Context – Peter Bailey, Big Lottery Fund
Charlotte Hanson, Research Project Manager, South West Forum
Getting started and choosing an approach - Nicky Stevenson, The Guild
The value of impact measurement - Julie Hawker, CEO Cosmic
Measuring Soft Outcomes – Peter Bailey, Big Lottery Fund
An insight into Economic Impact methodologies – Matt Hill, University of Bristol
Measuring the Impact of Infrastructure – Karen Bell, University of Bristol, and Ruth Pitter, VOSCUR
Moving towards an Outcomes approach – Jill Davies, South Hams CVS
A few points from the day:
On the 11th of July at Devonport Guildhall, Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum, Casap, Devon Reform, DACVS and CVA Torbay will be launching the Home Office sponsored Safer Future Communities Network for the Peninsula. The Safer Future Communities Network hopes to pull together the VCS into a dynamic and vibrant group that can influence the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) but also act as a channel for communication between the Third Sector and the PCC. There will be considerable changes to commissioning arrangements and potential opportunities for the VCS, but we have to prepare now. The network will consist of all the VCS that have a role to play in working with offenders and wider community safety issues.
The aim of the launch is to:
Following voluntary inspection visits in May, Ofsted inspectors described CYWP member Active 8 as providing programmes offering “well-targeted and structured support” and went on to highlight “well-managed consultation and participation events and activities [that] have given young people access to senior decision makers in Cornwall and an increasingly powerful voice in shaping the services that affect their lives”
Josey Spencer, manager of the Cornwall wide organisation that works with young people with physical disabilities, was understandably pleased with the feedback, which can be viewed here.
“We worked hard to show how we work with young people, and are pleased that this has been recognised by national experts” she said. “We also have some areas we need to work on, and would like to build stronger links with organisations working in the same field that can help us to improve further our young people’s programmes”
Josey can be contacted on 07800 878 042 and Active 8’s website is www.active8online.org.uk
Involve was delivered by members of the Cornwall Youth Work Partnership (CYWP), which had contracted with The Learning Partnership. Nine members of the CYWP signed up to deliver the Involve programme.
Over a two year period, the Involve programme delivered a range of courses and ancillary support to 235 young persons not in employment, education or training, aged between 15 and 25 many of whom had multiple health and social problems.
Read the Foreword on the Involve Project here
Read the Involve Final Evaluation Report here