WSCB Safeguarding News update: 17th November – 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 >

Community Centre Christmas Charity Event, 7th December

Tranmere residents are being invited to bring along any old clothes, books, DVDs, toys and other bric-a-brac they have at home and swap them for new things at St Catherine’s Community Centre Christmas Gift Swap Shop.

The ‘swishing’ event will take place at St Catherine’s Community Centre, on Church Road More >

Young Women’s Group/Youth manager required, closing date 20th November

WEB are seeking to recruit a Young Women’s Group & Youth Manager to provide appropriate support and activities to young women aged 9-18.

Post: Young Women’s Group/YOUTH MANAGER (female  – Section 7 (2) (e) Sex Discrimination Act applies)

Salary: £13 per hour (approx. £24,024 p.a.)

Hours: 35 hours per week

This is a More >

Wirral Mencap Christmas Fair, 29th November

Wirral Mencap are promising fun for all the family at their Christmas Fair on Saturday 29th November.

Take the opportunity to get some christmas shopping done at stalls selling handmade decorations, jams and chutneys, homeware and other gifts, and Mencap Christmas Cards.

There’ll also be games, tombolas, raffle prizes, cakes, and More >

WSCB Safeguarding News update: 7th November – CSE and Teen Awareness

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 >

Have your say on sexual health services in Wirral

Wirral residents are being encouraged to take part in a confidential online survey about sexual health.

The survey asks questions about contraception, sexually transmitted infections and the advice available. It has been launched by Wirral Council’s Public Health team. The information collected will help to shape Wirral’s sexual health services, More >

Places available in specialist play group, and other news from Home-Start Wirral

There’s a lot going on at Home- Start Wirral in the run-up to Christmas.

There are places available on their Short Break Club for children with complex needs and their siblings, aged up to 7 years, running at the Home-Start Hub in Woodchurch Lane, Prenton.  The sessions are aimed at providing More >

Have your say on the proposal to close the Lyndale School

The Lyndale School is a special school for primary aged children with complex learning difficulties. The school is located in Eastham and serves the whole of Wirral.

You may be aware that Wirral Council’s Cabinet recently decided to proceed to the publication of statutory notices proposing the closure of The Lyndale School. More >

FREE Relationships and Sex Education Workforce Training

As part of Wirral’s Teenage Pregnancy Partnership, Brook Wirral  are delivering tiered sexual health training, specifically aimed at staff working with children and young people between the ages of 11 and 19.

The training will be delivered over three progressive levels that should be accessed sequentially and workers can choose to 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 >

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 November

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

Family Support Worker

  • Part-time Post (21 hours)
  • Fixed Term contract for 12 months
  • Salary Scale: APT&C SCP 19 (£17,802 pro rata)
  • Based in Wirral with some outreach to other areas in the Diocese

Working in partnership with local More >

Improve your life, improve your community, make a difference

Designated Associates are offering free Community Development and Employability Coaching Sessions, open to all eligible adults with low or no qualifications.

Designed to help participants:

  • Enhance their lifelong learning
  • Improve their employability
  • Support their local community
  • Increase their self esteem
  • Connect with others
  • Plan and set new goals

They would especially like to help those aged 19 More >

Health & Wellbeing activities available for all

November 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

Applications are now being accepted to the Maud Beattie Murchie Fund, for basic needs for Wirral families who are on low income, who have no access to savings or support from family, and cannot obtain funding from DSS, Social Services, CYPD, Health or other sources for items required. The maximum More >

Funding opportunities and training for groups and organisations

Lloyds Foundation’s new grant programme is open. INVEST and ENABLE will help charities supporting people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives, and promote practical approaches to lasting change. Support will be adapted to the needs of small and medium sized charities (income between £25,000 and £1 million) More >

Free Confidence Programme – Limited spaces still available for brand new “I See You” project

WEB is delighted to announce the next stage in their amazing new training project combining WEB’s award winning personal development training with an amazing opportunity to participate in an inspirational art project with a renowned local artist.

  • Are you currently unemployed?
  • Would you like to part of an inspirational new project?
  • Build your confidence More >

Safe Sleeping awareness-raising sessions for professionals

Merseyside Child Death Overview Panel have commissioned the Lullaby Trust (previously Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths – FSID) to facilitate training for multi-agency professionals to raise awareness of the need to promote safe sleeping arrangements for infants and toddlers.

Each Merseyside Local Safeguarding Children Board has been offered two days, More >

Train to become a Community Connector

Are you looking for a new challenge? Aged over 18? Interested in getting more involved in the community? Enjoy spending your time volunteering? Want to develop your skills further? Got exciting ideas and need help putting them into practice? Why not become a Community Connector?

Community connectors work in their own community More >

One to One Midwives Health and Wellbeing Event, 19th November

One to One Midwives are hosting a Health and Wellbeing event on Wednesday 19th November at St James Centre, Birkenhead. The event, from 10am to 12 noon, aims to help people find out ways to improve the health and wellbeing of themselves and their family and will have input from More >

Safe Network: NEW ‘Keeping our children safe’ resource launched

Safe Network has announced the launch of the updated Keeping our children safe: Raising awareness in black and minority ethnic communities.

This unique downloadable resource allows trainers and group leaders to plan activities which focus on children’s safeguarding in different communities. It provides an opportunity for participants to share and learn More >

Wirral Health & Social Care Network meeting, 27th November

The next meeting of Wirral’s Health and Social Care Network is on Thursday 27th November 2014 at Home Instead, Oxton, starting at 10am.

The Network brings together voluntary and community groups with an interest in health and social care, and representatives from Health and Social Care services to discuss issues relating More >