QED Training Services – The World of Work After COVID Employment Law & Social Changes

QED have shared an oven ready set of PP slides below to bring your team up to date on workplace issues and expected post COVID changes 

Please feel free to use these PP slides for awareness raising sessions with managers, staff, and volunteers 

QED provide in depth training courses, advice surgeries and representation on all the subjects detailed here as well as those signposted in the last few slides. They also provide policy guidance and audits.

You can contact QED by email on qedworks@hotmail.co.uk or 07368904180 

VCSE Leaders’ Hub Wellbeing Programme

The VCSE Leader’s Wellbeing Hub, which is funded by the Humber, Coast and Vale integrated care system, are running a series of free sessions and programmes to support people working in the voluntary sector. The VCSE Leaders’ Hub Wellbeing Programme’ has three areas, one for people in leadership roles, one for people in frontline roles, and a range of one-off workshops open to all:

  • Leadership Wellbeing Coaching (Deadline 5pm, 17th December 2021)
  • Online Leadership Wellbeing Workshops (various dates,  no deadline)
  • Wellbeing Champions Programme (Deadline 5pm, 17th December 2021)

Please see the following 3 attached PDF’s below for further information on how to book. For any queries please contact Victoria.russell@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk

Mayor’s 2021 Civic Awards

Written and sent on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council:

The countdown is on to vote in the Mayor’s 2021 Civic Awards.

Celebrating the best there is in North East Lincolnshire – the Civic Awards aim to shine a light on those who are truly making a difference.

There are nine award categories which focus on the community, the environment, sport, and business. The stars of tomorrow are also highlighted, with categories especially for young people.

His Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough Councillor David Hasthorpe said: “I am proud of North East Lincolnshire and its people, from our businesses to our young people, our entrepreneurs and our voluntary and community organisations.

“These awards are all about highlighting the positive and celebrating the good in our fantastic borough, so get your votes in today to shine a light on an individual, community group or organisation that’s making a real difference.”

Cllr Hasthorpe added: “I’m particularly keen to hear about our incredible youngsters and would love for people to send their nominations in to highlight them in the ‘young’ categories.”

The headline sponsor is renewables firm myenergi.

The awards: will be running for nominations until 31 January 2022, with a ceremony to reveal the winners in March 2022.

Click here for the full information.

NEL Safeguarding Children Partnership Voice of the Child and Lived Experience Practice Guidance

Sent on behalf of Helen Willis, SCP Manager

The Safeguarding Children Partnership have developed Voice of the Child and understanding their lived experience guidance.  The development of the guidance has been informed by learning from local line of sight and is designed to support practitioners to understand and assess the child’s lived experience which will inform every element of your work with the child/ young person

Locally we found that the child’s voice is generally captured well by agencies, however is not always acted upon and the child’s lived experience is not always fully assessed.  A similar theme was identified at a national level by the National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel.

Understanding what the child’s daily life is like

Understanding what a child sees, hears, thinks and experiences on a daily basis, and the way this impacts on their development and welfare, is central to protective safeguarding work.

The child’s views should inform analysis and assessment so that intervention is appropriate to address key concerns and needs.

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Emotional wellbeing and mental wellbeing of local children and young people – request for information

Written and sent on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council:

This year’s Director of Public Health annual report (DPHAR2021) will bring together all insights on emotional wellbeing and mental health locally, and how this has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

It will build on last year’s rapid Covid-19 needs assessment which included a section on mental health  – however it will explore each stage of the life course in more depth and update it, so that recommendations can be made around how we can best support people locally in terms of their mental wellbeing following the pandemic.

I will be leading on the section focusing on Children and young people. I therefore just wondered if you have any information or insight into how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted upon the emotional wellbeing and mental wellbeing of local children and young people, and the situation now around this, including any issues of concern such as gaps in support?

I have also contacted people from the individual mental health organisations working with young people.

Any anecdotal insight you may have, or any data / statistics/ reports would be really appreciated.

If you’re happy to feed into the report, I could set up a Teams meeting .  Alternatively, I am happy to be sent any insights by email.   Please respond by the 26th November 2021  

Thank you very much and hopefully speak soon.

Best wishes

Amber

Amber Abernethie, Public Health Trainee, Public Health, North East Lincolnshire Council

Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HU 01472 326723 | amber.abernethie@nelincs.gov.uk | www.nelincs.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing/

Youth Independent Advisory Group (YIAG)

Written and sent on behalf of Daniel Goodman, Community Cohesion Officer, Humberside Police:

Humberside Police have formed a Youth Independent Advisory Group (YIAG), the group is made up of the youth community of many diverse background, the members are aged between 16 to 24 years. Youth IAG members are members of the public who have an interest in how policing works and how this impacts on their community. Members are not expected to be a spokesperson from any particular group of people but should bring their own personal experience and perspectives to the Youth IAG. In order to help us better understand our communities, IAG’s should have members reflecting the diversity of the local people that Humberside Police serve which may include the following area (but not limited to)-:

  • Race.
  • Faith.
  • Gender Orientation.
  • Sexual Orientation.
  • Disability.
  • Geography (for example rural or urban).
  • Isolated communities.
  • Socio-economic status. (Deprived communities).

Youth IAG will help with giving young people a voice and the chance to inform and shape how we support those who live in the Humberside Police area. We are keen to make sure that the Youth IAG is representative of all our communities so we welcome young people from all backgrounds and who share the aims of the YIAG, which are to -:

  • Create and encourage and open discussion with our diverse communities.
  • Provide young adults with the opportunity to help shape how we support everyone in the Humberside Area.
  • Get young people involved in developing our policies and procedures and make them suitable for all.
  • Improve how we work with young adults across the force area.

The next meeting is on the 01/12/2021 at 1830 hours, the delivery of this meeting is both in person, John Leggott College (it is our intention to put transport on for members) and on Teams.

I hope that you will be able to support Humberside Police with continuing to get this great project and opportunity for young people off the ground.

Anyone interested can email direct to Daniel.goodman@humberside.pnn.police.uk or SPOCYouthIAG@humberside.pnn.police.uk

Any questions/queries about the YIAG, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Kind regards

Dan Goodman

Pc 1596 Goodman,

Community Cohesion Officer,

Community Safety Unit,

Humberside Police,

Grimsby North Police Station,

394 Cromwell Road,

Grimsby.

North East Lincolnshire.

DN31 2BN

Tel 01472 721263 ex (2163)

Mobile 07930400737

Violence Against Women And Girls Advisory Group

Written and sent on behalf of Daniel Goodman, Community Cohesion Officer, Humberside Police:

Humberside Police have started a Violence Against Women And Girls Advisory Group, and we are trying to contact as many establishments, agencies, charities, communities, individuals and groups as possible to see if they want to attend. The group is going live on the 2nd December with its first meeting at the MKM Stadium in Hull (HU3 6HU) at 1830 hours.

As you are fully aware a key part of our work is to protect and keep individuals in our community safe from harm.  One of the areas we have really focussed on is our work with Women and Girls particularly after the tragic case of Sarah Everard, and it’s really important that we jointly get this right and work as closely as we can with each other. A key part of this work is having the ability to seek open and honest feedback from those communities who want to see positive change, help identify safe spaces, better education and importantly make our local communities a safer place.  To achieve this we need an effective partnership approach, so Assistant Chief Constable Darren Downs has commissioned the Community Safety Unity to draw both our partners and local communities together, the intention is that we will form a partnership Independent Advisory group (IAG) which we believe may be a first in the country with a particular focus on Women and Girls.                                                                                    

As such, should you be interested in joining, or if you know of anyone you feel would be a worthy addition to this very relevant group (this could be service users, family members, friends, colleagues, community) and be willing to work with us and our partner agencies to see positive change within this arena, please let me know either by replying direct to me yourself, forwarding their details to me or encourage them to get in touch with me.

Kind regards

Dan Goodman

Pc 1596 Goodman,

Community Cohesion Officer,

Community Safety Unit,

Humberside Police,

Grimsby North Police Station,

394 Cromwell Road,

Grimsby.

North East Lincolnshire.

DN31 2BN

Tel 01472 721263 ex (2163)

Mobile 07930400737

Carelink Support Press Release

Carelink supplies personal alarms, and other safety equipment, to nearly 3000 people in North East Lincolnshire, enabling them to remain in their homes and keep their independence.

The charity supplies equipment to North East Lincolnshire Council and health and housing providers. But private customers can pay directly to buy or rent equipment and have peace of mind help is at hand.

To find out more about the products and services supplied by Carelink, telephone 01472 312312, email admin@care-link.org.uk, or visit www.carelinknel.co.uk