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Monday, 24 April 2017

The Children & Young People Now Awards are now open for nominations.

The Awards offer an opportunity to raise the profile of projects and initiatives to funders and the general public. They also showcase best practice from across the country that can be an inspiration to all.
The categories include:
The Play Award, Children and Young People’s Champion and The Early Years Award

Closing date for entries: 30 June 2017


Go to: http://www.cypnawards.com

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Take part in Forming a Welsh Youth Parliament

On 19 October 2016, following a unanimous vote of support from Assembly Members, the Assembly Commission agreed to explore the feasibility of establishing a Welsh Youth Parliament, and the Llywydd, Elin Jones AM, announced her intention to establish a Welsh Youth Parliament.
Since this announcement, we, the Assembly Commission, have been busy working with young people and adults from organisations that work with and/or promote the views and needs of young people in Wales, to develop the key features of a youth parliament for the people of Wales to consider. These representatives have come together to form the Youth Parliament Steering Group (Steering Group) and include members from the following national youth organisations in Wales: Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Youth Cymru, Urdd, Children in Wales, NUS Wales, Wales Observatory for Human and Children’s Rights, CWVYS, Scouts Cymru, GirlGuiding Cymru, Young Farmers Wales, Principal Youth Officer’s Group and CYPAW.
The next step of the journey is to find out what young people, and those professionals who work with young people, think about our proposal to establish a new Welsh Youth Parliament.
The consultation will be open 28 April 2017 – 30 June 2017.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The Right Way: A Children’s Rights Approach in Wales published by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales

The Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People  is very pleased to have been involved in developing the above framework for working with children which is  grounded in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

We would urge public bodies, or any other organisation wishing to embed a children’s rights approach in everything they do to make full use of the ‘The Right Way’ framework.

Further information and the framework document can be found here (links to the webpages of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales):

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Autism Masterclass for Parents and Professionals

Powys Autism Spectrum Master Class Events for Parents and Professionals – 3rd May 2017 – Media Resource Centre, Llandrindod Wells

Event for parents and carers of children and young people with higher functioning autism to:
1.    Meet the National ASD Development Team
2.    See the resources available at ASDinfoWales
3.    Learn how our resources can help you and others who support your child
4.    Hear updates about our new programmes and the Integrated Autism Service
5.    Find out how you can help to make Wales Autism Aware

            Digwyddiad i rieni a chynhalwyr plant a phobl ifanc sydd ag awtistiaeth gweithredu lefel uchel i:
1.    Gwrdd â’r Tîm Datblygu ASA Cenedlaethol
2.    Gweld yr adnoddau sydd ar gael ar ASDinfoWales
3.    Dysgu sut y gall ein hadnoddau eich helpu chi ac eraill sy’n cefnogi eich plentyn
4.    Clywed diweddariadau am ein rhaglenni newydd a’r Gwasanaeth Awtistiaeth Integredig
5.    Dod i wybod sut y gallwch chi helpu i wneud Cymru yn Ymwybodol o Awtistiaeth

  • An event for professionals to showcase resources and launch the new training framework
Event for health, social care and education practitioners who support children and young people with higher functioning autism to:
1.    Meet the National ASD development team, and tell us how we can help you
2.    See the resources available at ASDinfoWales
3.    Learn how our resources can help you in your daily work
4.    Hear updates about our new programmes and the Integrated Autism Service
5.    See our new National Autism Training Framework

Digwyddiad i ymarferwyr iechyd, gofal cymdeithasol ac addysg sy’n cefnogi plant a phobl ifanc gydag awtistiaeth gweithredu lefel uchel i:
1.    Gwrdd â’r tîm datblygu ASA Cenedlaethol, a dweud wrthym ni sut y gallwn eich helpu chi
2.    Gweld yr adnoddau sydd ar gael ar ASDinfoWales
3.    Dysgu sut y gall ein hadnoddau eich helpu chi yn eich gwaith dyddiol
4.    Clywed diweddariadau am ein rhaglenni newydd a’r Gwasanaeth Awtistiaeth Integredig
5.    Gweld ein Fframwaith Hyfforddiant Awtistiaeth Cenedlaethol newydd

  • Adobe connect which will enable online training / webinars / workshops for up to 200 people at a time

The link to register for places for the regional events can be found here:


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The Children's Society inquiry into Cyber Bullying?

What do the Young People you work with think about cyber bullying?

The Children’s Society is running an inquiry, in collaboration with YoungMinds and Alex Chalk, MP for Cheltenham, focussing on the impact of cyberbullying on children and young people’s mental health. As well as assessing its impact, the inquiry will examine the steps social media companies are taking to tackle such behaviour on their platforms, and whether the industry is going far enough to protect children and young people on their sites.

The inquiry will be chaired by Alex Chalk MP, and will be made up of a cross-party group of MPs and Peers. There will also be two expert panellists, John Carr OBE and well-known social media influencer Grace Victory.

Young people’s survey:

Monday, 10 April 2017

A Date for your Diary - 3 May.

Dear 3rd Sector Service Provider Forum Colleagues

Thank you to those that have already booked to attend the next meeting of the forum to take place on 3rd May at Hafod a Hendre, Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd.  

This will provide an opportunity to gain a mutual understanding of what the Council and Health Board plans are for 2017 onwards in relation to Co-production and how we can work together to help make it happen. We will be joined by senior officers of Powys County Council and Powys Teaching Health Board, including both chief executives.

The intention is to focus discussion around the localities of North, Mid and South Powys and with the Prevention & Early Intervention strategy in mind.

The afternoon will provide an opportunity to learn more about the new Powys Community Connector service  and how it could support your services and how best to work with it.

 Also, we have been invited to consider the possibility of the Third Sector Service Provider Forum also serving as the Social Value Forum for Powys, as required by the Social Services & Well Being Act. This would mean agreeing terms of reference and exploring possibile alternative models of delivery for health & social care services.

If you haven't yet done so, please book to attend by completing the booking form (links below), indicating whether you'll be attending for the whole day or just part of it. In addition to the venue, PAVO will provide coffee/tea during the day. Those staying for the whole day are asked to bring their own lunch.



Cofion / Regards
Carl

Carl Cooper
Prif Weithredwr / Chief Executive Officer
Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO)

Friday, 7 April 2017

Spotlight on South West and Mid Wales unveiled to thousands of students
In partnership, the Regional Learning and Skills Partnership and Careers Wales have jointly developed an exciting new resource ‘Spotlight on South West and Mid Wales’. 
The resource is an innovative tool created to highlight the employment opportunities available to young people who are about to leave school across the region.
To compliment the resource a short video has been produced to highlight the key infrastructure projects currently planned for South West and Mid Wales. Viewers will see key employers and industry representatives  highlighting the wealth of opportunities available to young people in the region. To view the video click here

The ‘Spotlight on South West and Mid Wales’ was officially launched during Apprenticeship week and was showcased at a number of careers events across the region.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

A Date for your Diary

                                                                                                                
Tros Gynnal Plant Restorative Approaches Family Engagement Project (RAFEP) www.rafep.wales
Invites you to save the date for their All Wales Conference

Restorative Engagement: A piece of the puzzle in the bigger picture …
Wednesday, 7th June, 2017
The Metropole Hotel & Spa, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5DY

Tros Gynnal Plant has been commissioned by Welsh Government, over a 3 year period, to promote and support the use of Restorative Approaches as a method of engagement with seldom heard families.  Through the delivery of our Restorative Engagement Training and Development programme across Wales, RAFEP has supported over 300 professionals across a broad range of services within the 3rd sector to enhance their engagement skills and we have delivered restorative sessions to parents with the aim of helping them deal with conflict more effectively.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Job Opportunities with PAVO





Swyddog Datblygu – Trydydd Sector Llewyrchus

35 awr yr wythnos
Cyflog: £25,694 yf
Lleolir y swydd yn Llandrindod neu’r Drenewydd

Cyllidir y prosiect hyd at fis Awst 2019

Bydd deiliad y swydd yn gweithio’n agos gyda sefydliadau’r trydydd sector i gynnig cymorth
dwys ar ddulliau llywodraethu da.




Swyddog Gwirfoddoli Sgiliau Trydydd Secotr

35 awr yr wythnos
Cyflog:£24,717 yf
Lleolir y swydd yn Llandrindod neu’r Drenewydd

Cyllidir y prosiect hyd at fis Ebrill 2020

Bydd deilydd y swydd yn adnabod angen, sefydlu platfform ar lein a recriwtio a lleoli ymddiriedolwyr ar draws Powys

Dyddiad cau i dderbyn ceisiadau: Ebrill 18

Cynhelir cyfweliadau ar gyfer y swydd ar Ebrill 26/27

Mae pecynnau cais ar gyfer y ddwy swydd ar gael trwy wefan PAVO:
neu drwy e-bostio: recruit@pavo.org.uk  neu ffonio: 01597 822191





Development Officer Thriving Third Sector

35 Hours per week
Salary 25,694 pa
Based in Llandrindod Wells or Newtown

The project is funded until August 2019

The post holder will work closely with third sector organisations to provide intensive support on good governance



Third Sector Skills Volunteer Officer

35 Hours per week
Salary £24,717 pa
Based in Llandrindod Wells or Newtown

The project is funded until April 2020       

The post holder will identify need, set up an online platform and recruit and place trustees across Powys
   
The closing date for applications is: April 18

Interviews for the posts will be held April 26/27

Application packs are available for both posts from the PAVO website:
or recruit@pavo.org.uk tel:01597 822191



Tuesday, 4 April 2017

New Training Dates

Training offered free to Third Sector organisations and Volunteers

The Council  Social Care Training brochure has now been updated and is available online, please click on the link below to access: The dates run from April 2017 to March 2018. Any problems please get in touch.
You can book places via email to pwbotu@powys.gov.uk or complete the online booking form or telephone 01597 827507.