Overarching Strategic Partnership events
NCVYS, as part of the Department for Education's Overarching Strategic Partnership, held events in 2011-13 to support those working in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector with children, young people and families. Briefing papers and presentations from the events can be found below.
Health and Wellbeing
(14 February 2013) The Health and Wellbeing roundtable with North West Regional Youth Work Unit (NWRYWU) and Children and Young People North West (C&YPNW) focussed on the impact of health and wellbeing reforms. It included speakers from NHS NW, the Department of Health the Right Here project. Health and wellbeing briefing paper
(19 February 2013) The Commissioning Roundtable included speakers from Social Enterprise UK and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. It looked at issues including: the Government's ambition to open up public services; identifying available funding streams and competing against larger and private sector organisations; meeting service users' needs under commission-based funding. Commissioning briefing paper
Transforming Green Spaces: Transforming Young People's Lives
(25 September 2012) Catch22, in association with NCVYS and GreenSpace, the nation’s park’s charity, hosted a free conference on the role of young people in designing and managing public spaces. The conference explored best practice from around the country and new approaches to funding and sustainability. See the Environment Charter page for further information on this event.
(26 June 2012) The Localism Roundtable looked at the changing nature of local decision making and the impact this has on services for children, young people and their families. It explored local strategic decision making by looking at the Safer Future Communities Campaign around PCCs and hearing from a local councillor. Localism Roundtable briefing paper
(13 February 2013) The Impact of Welfare Reform on Children and Young People – Getting through the next 5 years was a conference in Norfolk. It included speakers from the Children’s Society, the think-tank Policy Exchange and the University of East Anglia. Welfare reform briefing paper
Their Generation: Young people and employability in the South West
(25 September 2012) A practical, one-day session to help voluntary youth groups and partners consider and plan to meet the challenges for young people in the south west seeking greater employability prospects. See the flyer for more details.
(26 June 2012) The Localism Masterclass looked at the changing nature of local decision making and the impact this has on services for children, young people and their families. It focussed on the potential of the Localism Act and included a presentation from NAVCA on current policy issues. Localism Masterclass briefing paper
2012/13 Peer learning seminars
(28 February 2013) The Youth Justice seminar with Islington Children & Young People’s Voluntary Sector Forum looked at how the Forum is engaging in supporting young people at risk of offending. It explored how the Forum could identify effective partnerships with statutory partners. Youth Justice briefing paper
Community HubsUnderstanding Payment by Results for Small Organisations
(19 February 2013) Community Hubs for Young People was a peer learning seminar, with speakers from Locality and Changemakers. It looked at issues including: Community Right to Bid and the process of asset transfer; examples of successful asset transfer to the VCSE and how young people have influenced decisions about local service delivery. Community Hubs briefing paper
(4 October 2012) This peer learning session explored the model of Payment By Results and Social Impact Bonds. Presentations by Social Finance UK, Tomorrow's People and Private Equity Foundation. Understanding Payment by Results for Small Organisations briefing paper
(28 June 2012) This seminar was aimed at professionals working in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector for children, young people and families. Employee Volunteering briefing paper.
Justice for Youth and Free from Trouble
(29 February 2012) This peer learning session explored youth justice, early intervention and the riots with Leap Confronting Conflict and Just for Kids Law.
Justice for Youth and Free from Trouble briefing paper.
Understanding Payment by Results
(15 February 2012) This peer learning session explored the model of Payment By Results and Social Impact Bonds. Presentations by Social Finance UK and Voluntary Action Lewisham.
Understanding Payment by Results briefing paper.
Gearing Up for Community Hubs
(29 November 2011) This peer learning session included two contrasting tales of how two community groups have been involved in taking on premises owned by the local authority to bring greater benefit to local communities, and their common and unique challenges. It included a presentation by the Ethical Property Foundation.
Gearing Up for Community Hubs briefing paper.
What’s New in Volunteering?
(22 November 2011) A peer based discussion on Volunteering, local and county-wide wide perspectives. Derbyshire County Council’s low cost scheme to equip volunteers with skills, knowledge and competencies to volunteer with confidence, and Momentum Norfolk, who were a key partner in a consortium running a National Citizen Service pilot with the Community Sports Foundation.
What’s New in Volunteering? briefing paper.
(28 February 2012) This unemployment roundtable shared knowledge of Rathbone’s perspective on youth unemployment.
Unemployment Roundtable briefing paper.
Four policy classes looked at prominent areas of policy development - localism (21 February 2012), education (8 March 2012), safeguarding (15 March 2012) and benefit reforms (22 March 2012) - and brought together organisations to learn from each other about the impact of policy initiatives.
Localism class briefing paper - presentation from Community Matters on the Localism Act.
Education class briefing paper - presentations from Changemakers on free schools and Kidscape on bullying interventions.
Safeguarding class briefing paper - presentations from Haringey LCSB on the Munro Review (available below) and the Children's Society on safeguarding older young people.
Benefit Reforms class briefing paper - presentations from Platform 51 on the impact of reforms on women and girls (available below) and Child Poverty Action Group on the impact on child poverty.
Eye of the Storm seminar:
(20 March 2012)
This one-day, multi-sector health and wellbeing seminar was for service planners and practitioners working with children, young people and families. The briefing paper includes details of how local health service design and delivery is going through a radical overhaul