WSCB Safeguarding News update: 17th October – Learning from Serious Case Reviews

Welcome to the latest Wirral Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) weekly Safeguarding News Update, the purpose of which is to give updates about a safeguarding item. It may be an issue of local or national significance, information about an aspect of the WSCB’s work, or information designed to support good professional More >

Blowing the Whistle on Bullying – Free workshop for parents, 4th November

The Anti-Bullying Alliance, Contact A Family and Wired have arranged a FREE workshop for parents who are concerned about bullying.

The workshop is aimed at parents of children with additional needs, Young Carers and BME communities, or any child who may experience bullying, in school or out. It will help More >

Half-term family fun in Birkenhead Park

Birkenhead Park Rangers have arranged some family fun in the park during the October half-term holiday.
  • Monday 27th October – 1pm to 3pm  – Ditch the Stabilisers

The Wirral Community Cycle Hub will help your child to learn to ride a bike and boost their confidence.  To book a free place, More >

Free multi-agency safeguarding training available

Wirral Safeguarding Children Board and Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board have a full programme of free training courses available for staff and volunteers working with children, young people and vulnerable adults in Wirral.

The Programme, which can be downloaded from the Wirral Council website here, includes details of the target staff group More >

Active All-Sports Leisure Programme for October half-term published

Wirral’s Sports Development Unit have released their Active All-Sports Leisure October Half-Term Holiday Programme for children and young people with disabilities and specific needs.

The programme includes all relevant information and booking forms and activities should be booked directly through Stacey Addison, Cultural Equalities Development Officer by email at staceyaddison@wirral.gov.uk or telephone 0151 637 6157 (Monday to Thursday More >

WSCB Safeguarding News update: 10th October – Operation Encompass

Welcome to the latest Wirral Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) weekly Safeguarding News Update, the purpose of which is to give updates about a safeguarding item. It may be an issue of local or national significance, information about an aspect of the WSCB’s work, or information designed to support good professional More >

Let’s Get Going…

The Wirral Community NHS Trust’s Livewell team is launching Let’s Get Going – Wirral’s FREE new family fun after school club.

The club helps and supports local families with children aged 5-11 years with a BMI over the 91st centile to lose weight, get more active and live a healthier lifestyle whilst having More >

Family Support Worker vacancy, closing date 21st October

Catholic Children’s Society are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic worker to join their Family Support Team.

The post is for one year on a fixed term contract. Job description, person specification and application form are available to download at www.cathchildsoc.org.uk or contact Anne Smith on 0151 652 1281, email anne@cathchildsoc.org.uk to request an application More >

FREE children’s cookery course

St Catherine’s Community Centre is running a four week Healthy Cookery Course for Children on Saturdays from 10am to 12 noon at Albany Hall, Albany Road, Rock Ferry CH42 4QH. The course is aimed at children aged 8 and over and as part of the sessions children will learn to More >

An Independent Visitor service in Wirral requires volunteers

A Barnardo’s service in Wirral is appealing for people who could volunteer for them as Independent Visitors.

The service recruits, trains and supports volunteers to become Independent Visitors. Independent Visitors develop long-term relationships with children and young people aged 6-21 who are being looked after by Wirral Local Authority.

Independent Visitors are More >

Health & Wellbeing activities available for all

October 2014’s Livewell Programme, Wirral Community NHS Trust’s programme of health and wellbeing activities and courses, is available to download hereCourses and activities are available throughout Wirral, most are free to attend, and most sessions don’t need to be booked so people can just turn up at the venue.

The Livewell Programme (formerly the More >

Funding for families and individuals

If your organisation works with families in crisis but can’t help them financially, Buttle UK may be able to help. Their small grants programme provides essential items for children and young people whose development, health and well-being are at risk. It provides a fast response to families who lack basic items such as bedding, a cooker More >

Funding opportunities and training for groups and organisations

The Liverpool City Region Impact Fund (LCRIF) offers simple finance to charities and social enterprises based in the Liverpool City Region (i.e. Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral) to help them to grow and scale up the impact they make in their community. The fund offers unsecured loans of between More >

BME Ladies Group Skills Share Coffee Morning, 21st October

Wirral Multicultural Centre are hosting a free coffee morning for BME women to talk about their hobbies and interests and find out how those skills can help their family.

When: Tuesday 21st October, 11am to 12 noon (Registration from 10:30am)

Where: Wirral Multicultural Centre, 111 Conway Street Birkenhead, CH41 4AF

Guest speaker on the More >

Opportunity for Apprenticeships in Prevention

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service is currently recruiting 6 Apprentices in the role of Community Safety Advisor.

This apprenticeship offers an excellent opportunity for 16-24 year olds to gain a recognised qualification, develop valuable professional skills and work experience, whilst earning a salary.

If you know someone who may be interested, they More >

Young Parents Antenatal classes @ St Cath’s

Antenatal classes for young parents are starting on Wednesday 5th November to Wednesday 3rd December at St Cath’s Hospital (except the labour ward tour on the 12th November) from 5pm to 7pm.

Sessions will include:

  • What’s ‘Normal’ in pregnancy? When to seek help
  • Physiotherapy – curing aches and pains
  • Labour & Delivery
  • Bonding with your More >