UPDATE – w/c 28th March 2016

Forum members WANT


Forum members HAVE AVAILABLE




You are invited to the launch of LIVing On - Thursday 28th April 2016

Venue: Christ Church, Charterhouse Road, Orpington BR6 9EP

Time: 5pm to 7pm

LIVing On are providing a bereavement service in the local community.They are a childhood bereavement charity based in Orpington, whch supports children, young people and their families through a loss of a loved one.  They run regular grief groups throughout the year which bring bereaved families together, as well as providing abuddying service for those families in the early days of grief.  They would like to invite you to drop in to their introdcutory event to Living On on Thursday 28th April from 5pm to 7pm.  Please RSVP by email if you would like to attend to admin@livingon.org.uk or just go along and meet them.  If you are unable to attend but would like to arrange a meeting at another time or even a telephone call to find out more about them and how you can refer families to them, please email them. 

Dyslexia Association - Supporting a child with tests and exams

Guest speakers Catrin & Vicky Cox

St. Nicholas Church Hall (Village Hall), Church Lane, Chislehurst BR7 5PE

Thursday 28th April

Doors open 7.45pm

Talk starts at 8pm


Advice and Support from the Dyslexia Association of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich & Lewisham

0300 999 1800 8 -  info@dyslexiawise.co.uk  -  www.dyslexiawise.co.uk

Curry Buffet Night in Aid of the Maypole Project - Thursday 21st April
32 Chatterton Road Bromley, 7.30 - til late
£25 per person, plus entertainment
Please join them and help raise funds for the Maypole Project; a local charity supporting children with complex medical needs. 
Places are limited please book in advance –01689 851596
 info@themaypoleproject.co.uk  or www.themaypoleproject.co.uk


Notification of Ofsted inspecting Bromley Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB)

Bromley LA and BSCB are being inspected by Ofsted from 12th April and  the focus is on children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers. 

Bromley's Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) protocol

Please click here to read Bromley’s Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) protocol which has been ratified by the Bromley Safeguarding Children Board’s (BSCB) Policy and Procedures Sub Group.  Please can you ensure that you disseminate to all of your safeguarding leads and that it is shared appropriately across managers and frontline staff within your agency.
 Also availalbe is the FGM Protocol Flowchart as a standalone document (also included within the full protocol) which providers/agencies may prefer to use as a quick reference guide.  It contains a link to the full document.

Ambition and NCVYS Confirm Merger

Youth charities, Ambition, and the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS)  will merge on 1 April 2016, starting with NCVYS's membership services and policy functions, possibly to be followed by work programmes.  Ambition represents around 3,000 youth clubs and community projects and will retain its current name. 

Disrespect Nobody Campaign

This national campaign gives advice on healthy relationships and covers advice on areas including sexting and consent.
Read more.

Age Verification for Access to Pornographic Material Online- Have your Say

The Government's consultation around age verification to access pornography online is open, so please respond until 12 April 2016 with your opinions.
Read more

NSPCC Fighting to end Child Abuse

The NSPCC is the only children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands.  They help children who've been abused to rebuild their lives, protect children at risk and find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening.
Read more

App to include Youngsters with Special Needs

A Disability App for Leaders, already available for Apple’s iOS and now for Android devices too, has been produced by the Boys’ Brigade in Northern Ireland.
Read more

Afruca London

The above group have a new video on child protection covering FGM, Witchcraft Branding, Physical Abuse and Neglect, Child Trafficking.
Read more

National Whistleblowing Advice Line

The above resource has been developed to provide support to employees wishing to raise concerns over how child protection issues are being handle in their own or other organisations.
Read more

New Resource to Help Deaf Children Keep Safe Online

Childnet and the National Deaf Children's Society have launched Be Safe and Smart Online – a series of online safety resources for young people aged 11-16.
Read more

Vision for Young Londoners

The Vision for Young Londoners now has over 70 organisational signatures  - including The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, The National Union of Students, The Shoreditch Trust, and many more. 

The Vision for Young Londoners is a commitment to the young people that we work with, and work for, and to the shared values of:

  1. 1.     Putting young people at the centre of all we do.
  2. 2.     Committing to meaningful and sustained collaboration.
  3. 3.     Being positive and aspirational for young Londoners.
  4. 4.     To be guided by the imperative of enabling young people.  

We are hoping your organisation can join us – joining our cross-sector alliance of voluntary sector, local authorities, housing providers, formal education providers, arts and sports organisations, play providers, and councillors.
For more information, or to sign up, please contactmatthew.walsham@cityoflondon.gov.uk


Youth Worker Job Opportunity- Hilda Lane Community Association / St Hugh's Community Centre
We are seeking an experienced youth worker who is committed to working with
young people and colleagues to create an excellent and fun, yet educational
environment for young people. The successful candidate will have youth work
experience, good communication skills and a passion for and an
understanding of young people’s needs.
You must prioritise their safety and respect for each other as well as
creating a suitable environment. You will have a positive attitude and
share the St Hugh's values along with communication skills, patience,
reliability, commitment, and a sense of fun.
Your responsibilities will include the delivery of a high quality, weekly
youth club to develop social and emotional capabilities and improve the
health, wellbeing and resilience of our young people, as well as feeding
into planning and delivery of other youth activities over the year.
The Youth Club takes place on Wednesdays 5.30pm-7:30pm, and is for young
people aged 8-13 years.
This role is perfect for anyone with relevant qualifications and a proven
track-record of youth work or for teachers or student teachers who are
looking for additional evening work,
Salary negotiable, if you are interested please send your CV to
info@hlca.org.uk, or call 020 8659 7038 to discuss the position in more


CLB Development Officer - Influencing, Representation and Campaigning Salary £23,520.00 (21 hours per week) 24 month fixed term contract  
Are you passionate about improving the skills, knowledge and capacity of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector to enable them to campaign and influence?
Are you committed to supporting the VCSE sector to develop service user led solutions based on a sound evidence base?

Do you have experience of developing and delivering interactive, fun and challenging learning to those working at all levels in the VCSE sector?
 Are you able to support VCSE Organisations and community activists to profile the needs and challenges faced by the communities they work with or live in?

Do you understand the importance of being able to report accurately on the work you have done and to locate that within the local and national strategic picture?  
If you have answered yes then you could be the Development Officer that CLB is looking for. The closing date is 20th April 2016 For more information and an application pack email: Sue Lee, suel@communitylinksbromley.org.uk or go to www.communitylinksbromley.org.uk 



Sports and Recreation Alliance Awards
The above awards, formerly the Sports Club of the Year Awards, has new categories this year to reflect the wide variety of members’ activities: Community Sport and Recreation Overall Winner; Professional Club Community Programme of the Year Award; Innovative Project Award; Youth Volunteering; Social Impact.


Wessex Youth Trust

Supports projects which provide opportunities to help, support and advance children and young people up to the age of 21.
Deadline: 1 May 2016 

DM Thomas Foundation for Young People
(Formerly know as Hilton in the Community Foundation), the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People helps young people have a brighter future by investing in improving access to education and investing in the improvement of health care. It supports work with children and young people who are disabled, hospitalised, homeless, or life limited. There is approximately £150,000 available to distribute each quarter in grants up to £30,000.
Deadline(s): 10 May. 26 July 11 October 2016.

BBC Children in Need
Wiill fund organisations working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through:  Illness; distress; abuse or neglect;  Any kind of disability; Behavioural or psychological difficulties; Living in poverty or situations of deprivation. 
For grants up to £10,000 apply to the Small Grants programme, deadline 1 June 2016
For main grants the next deadline is 15 May 2016.

Hilden Charitable Summer Playschemes
Grants up to £1,500 available for voluntary groups wishing to run summer playschemes for disadvantaged people.
Deadline: 20 May 2016.

Youth Music
Funding music-making activity that achieves personal social and musical outcomes for children and young people in challenging circumstances. There are 2 funds available: 
Fund A for grants from £2,000 - £30,000 deadline 22 April 2016
Fund B for grants between £30,000 - £200,000 - a 2 stage application process with
the 1st stage deadline being 20 May 2016.

Birkdale Trust for Hearing Impaired
Grants up to £2,000 are available to advance the education and welfare of children and young people in the UK that have a hearing impairment.
No deadlines - rolling programme.

Happy Days Children's Charity
Support for children with life-limiting illnesses, mental and physical disabilities and those who had suffered abuse and neglect. They also help children who had lost a parent or sibling, as well as young carers supporting their families.
Apply any time.

Sobell Foundation
Grants for registered charities for projects to do with care and support for children.
Apply any time.

Nominet Trust 

Grants are available for organisations to carry out UK-based or international projects that use digital technology to improve the lives of the disadvantaged and vulnerable and to strengthen communities. Projects should use digital technology to tackle pressing social challenges such as the environment and sustainability, education, employment and healthcare.
Deadline: 14 April 2016,  12noon 

DFE: Family & Carer Advice Line Grant

A single one-off grant is available for a voluntary sector organisation to provide a two-year, not-for-profit national information and advice service for the families and carers of children at risk or involved in the care system in England.
Deadline: 3 May 2016

Participate: Social Venture Start Up 
Working in partnership with Unltd on programmes called ‘Lead the change’ and ‘Do it for Real’.  They are looking for people with exciting ideas for enterprising community projects who they can support with a grant as well as advice to help them establish a social venture. "To become part of the programme you need to have an idea that addresses an issue in a community.
Deadline: 6 May 2016 

FreeSport Summer 2016
Don't miss out on the above!  Funding of up to £1,500 is available for organisations to run projects between 18 July and 31 October 2016.
Deadline: 9 May 2016

The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust
The Trust grant aids individuals, disability groups and programmes, clubs, schools and associations to help with the purchase of wheelchairs, tennis equipment and grants for coaching.
Deadline: 9 May 2016

National Vegetarian Week 2016 
Small grants up to £200 are available for local groups and not-for-profit organisations to hold activities or events to celebrate National Vegetarian Week which takes place from 16 - 22 May this year.
Deadline: 9 May 2016, 9am.

Greggs Environmental Grants
The above programme is funded from the 5p carrier bag levy . Funding is for projects that benefit the local environment in a way that will improve preferably disadvantaged lives. Priority to organisations based near a Greggs shop. Grants can pay for equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees and plants, learning activities and small capital expenditure.
Deadline(s): 1 July, 30 September 2016. 

Drapers Charitable Fund
Grants to improve the people's quality of life. For those in relief of need e.g. Homelessness; Social exclusion among the under-25s; and Education and Training e.g.  outreach to help young people continue their education; volunteering programmes.
Apply at any time.

Tell Online
Tell Online are offering up to £5000 in match funding to organisations that wish to make investment in their digital presence, e.g. a new look for your website, develop a Digital Marketing Strategy; explore new digital channels.

Playing Fields Legacy Fund
Grants are available to not-for-profit voluntary groups, organisations and clubs that run or manage community playing fields so their pitches and facilities can be revived and well used and thus result in more people taking part in outdoor sport. 
Apply at any time.