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Old Shire Hall Catering Services (Project Reference – 00003848)

Warwickshire County Council Tenders - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 15:49

Tenders are invited from prospective partners for the provision of catering services for the Old Shire Hall complex, Northgate Street, Warwick.

Warwickshire County Council owns the Old Shire Hall complex and is establishing a trading company to operate Old Shire Hall as a venue for a wide range of events. It is anticipated that the majority of customers who wish to hire Old Shire Hall will require catering, and so this tender is for the appointment of a catering partner or partners for this exciting new venture.

Interested applicants are required to register on our e-procurement portal (CSW-Jets).

The link below will access the portal.

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/csw-jets/aspx/Home

Once registered on the portal, applicants should email oldshirehall@warwickshire.gov.uk to confirm they have registered and include the details of the company name used within the registration process.

Tender documentation will then be released to the applicant via the portal and an email will be sent to confirm access has been provided.  Further information on the timetable and process for submitting your application is included in the Tender documentation.


Filed under: Open

Safeguarding for Trustees inc Children and Young People's Organisations

Warwickshire Partnership Events - Tue, 19/07/2016 - 12:38
When:
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 from 18:00 to 21:00 (BST)

Where:
Learn Warwickshire
6 Mitchell Court, Castle Mound Way
Central Park
CV23 0UY Rugby
United Kingdom

Hosted By:
Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action

Warwickshire CAVA provides the following support to the Voluntary & Community Sector Organisations and groups within Warwickshire:

  • Funding advice/Support
  • Group support/Development
  • Community Development
  • Training
  • Strong Representation under COMPACT
  • Community Payroll

Warwickshire CAVA supports volunteers within Rugby and Warwick District. Our Volunteer Centres provide the following:

  • Volunteering Recruitment and Referrals
  • Campaigning and Promotion
  • Good Practice in Volunteer Management
  • Youth Volunteering
  • Transport Projects



Register for this event now at:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/safeguarding-for-trustees-inc-children-and-young-peoples-organisations-tickets-25260045476?aff=rss

Event Details:

Aim: To enable trustees of registered charities and directors of unincorporated groups, mutuals and co-operatives to understand and fulfil their safeguarding responsibilities towards children and young people.

Outcomes: By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an enhanced awareness of the safeguarding issues that could emerge in their organisation
  • Describe key principles and best practice in terms of their responsibilties to safeguard children and young people involved with their organisation
  • Understand the impact of individuals' values and beliefs on safeguarding within the organisation


Warwickshire Safeguarding Children Board has endorsed the Safe Network standards and encourages all VCS organisations to undertake the Safe Network Audit as part of their safeguarding practices.

Please note that due to the large numbers of people who do not attend the course following registration, it has been necessary to implement a £50.00 charge for non-attendance.

 



Refresh of the Framework for the provision of School Improvement Services in Warwickshire

Warwickshire County Council Tenders - Mon, 18/07/2016 - 09:18
1 Title of procurement Refresh of the Framework for the provision of School Improvement Services in Warwickshire 2 Project Reference Number – (from CSW-JETS)

  00003829 3 WCC Group (Communities/F&R/People/Resources) WCC Service People Group 4 Detailed description of what the procurement requires

 

Please note: If an OJEU contract, please use the description from the OJEU notice. Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is seeking to establish a framework of school improvement services to support both the core and traded provision available to schools across the County of Warwickshire.

WCC has an experienced team providing high quality support and advice to schools. The aim of the framework is to provide consultancy support and advice alongside the WCC team to improve the performance of schools throughout the Warwickshire County Council area. Warwickshire County Council is seeking to identify individuals and organisations, who share our vision of making a difference to the lives of children and young people through increased achievement.

 

It is for this reason that WCC is seeking to develop a framework of suppliers to provide school improvement services.

 

Providers who are already on the Framework for the provision of School Improvement Services in Warwickshire do not need to apply for this framework refresh.

  5 Proposed Contract Start Date

 

Proposed Contract End Date

 

Details of any proposed contract extension periods (e.g. initial x year contract with an option to extend for a further 2 years)

 

Contract Review Date 01 October 2016 to 30 September 2018

 

The initial contract term will be 2 years however the Authority reserves the right to extend the contract by further periods not exceeding 24 months

 

Contract Review February 2018 6 Estimated total contract value

 

(initial contract period plus any extension periods) £1,060,000 7 CSW-JETS is the default system for managing the procurement process. When using CSW JETS the standard text will be used and you can proceed to box 8

 

If not using CSW-JETS for this procurement, please delete the standard text and provide

Name / address / telephone number/ email address* being used to request tender documents

 

*Email address should be a group address not an individual person email address Warwickshire County Council will be using its e-tendering system (CSW-JETS) for the administration of this procurement process. Providers must register with the system (if they haven’t previously done so) in order to be able to express an interest in the project and download documents. The web address for CSW-JETS is www.csw-jets.co.uk

 

Registration and use of CSW-JETS is free.

 

If you are having trouble registering with CSW-JETS  please email us at procurement@warwickshire.gov.uk or call

01926 414980

  8 Contact name / address / telephone number/ email address* for any queries relating to the advert. When using CSW JETS the standard text will be used and you can proceed to box 9

 

*Email address should be a group address not an individual person email address All correspondence or clarifications relating to this procurement must be submitted via the CSW-JETS correspondence function.

Providers must register on CSW-JETS and express an interest in this project in order to be able to correspond with us about this procurement.

  9 Deadline for receipt of Tenders

 This information is only required at this stage if an Open (one stage) procurement process is being followed. If a Restricted (two stage) procedure is being followed insert N/a and go to Q11 05 August  2016 12:00 noon
Filed under: Open

Criminal Justice Alliance Awards – prizes of up to £4,000

Sector News - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 12:46

CRIMINAL JUSTICE ALLIANCE AWARDS 2016

  • £4,000 prize for inspiring organisation or individual
  • New award for journalism promoting ‘better understanding’

The 2016 Criminal Justice Alliance Awards will give prizes of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 to three organisations or individuals who have contributed materially to improving outcomes across the criminal justice pathway, from policing to prisons and probation, in the last 12 months. The Awards, supported for the second year by the Hadley Trust, acknowledge a ‘marked contribution to effectiveness, fairness or new models of delivery’.

Safeguarding Awareness Training

Warwickshire Partnership Events - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 12:38
When:
Thursday, 14 July 2016 from 18:00 to 21:00 (BST)

Where:
The SYDNI Centre
Cottage Square
Sydenham
CV31 1PT Leamington Spa
United Kingdom

Hosted By:
Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action

Warwickshire CAVA provides the following support to the Voluntary & Community Sector Organisations and groups within Warwickshire:

  • Funding advice/Support
  • Group support/Development
  • Community Development
  • Training
  • Strong Representation under COMPACT
  • Community Payroll

Warwickshire CAVA supports volunteers within Rugby and Warwick District. Our Volunteer Centres provide the following:

  • Volunteering Recruitment and Referrals
  • Campaigning and Promotion
  • Good Practice in Volunteer Management
  • Youth Volunteering
  • Transport Projects



Register for this event now at:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/safeguarding-awareness-training-tickets-25259374469?aff=rss

Event Details:

Aims to:  Explore the nature of child abuse and how we may best respond to children, young people and families when concerns arise.

Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to demonstrate awareness of:

  • The local context for safeguarding children, including the role of the Warwickshire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB)
  • What is meant by child abuse and its possible impact on children, including the official definitions
  • Identify signs and symptoms of possible abuse 
  • Explore how best to respond to children, young people and their carers when we suspect a child is being harmed
  • Consider what action to take when we suspect possible harm to a child 
  • Consider how best to seek help and support for ourselves and colleagues.

 

Warwickshire Safeguarding Children Board has endorsed the Safe Network standards and encourages all VCS organisations to undertake the Safe Network Audit as part of their safeguarding practices.

Please note that due to the large numbers of people who do not attend the course following registration, it has been necessary to implement a £50.00 charge for non-attendance.




Use and views of charity in the street

Sector News - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 14:06

A new report from Charities Aid Foundation looks at the levels of charity use across the UK, and also public trust in and awareness of the sector.

CAF’s news release on ‘Charity Street II: A report into how we use charities in the UK’ leads with

Development opportunity for emerging sector leaders

Sector News - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 13:38

Applications have opened for the 2017 batch of Clore Social Leadership Fellowships for emerging leaders, its eighth year.

The 12-month Fellowship Programme

“like social leadership itself, isn’t a straight line or a box-ticking exercise – every individual approaches it differently. At the same time, we provide a core structure and a number of elements that all our Clore Social Fellows do.”

Valuable awards available for health-related charities

Sector News - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 13:19

The 2017 round of the GSK IMPACT Awards for charities working in a health-related field is now open for applications.

Award winners receive a range of benefits including funding, training and publicity.

Wales as a volunteering nation

Sector News - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 13:11

Welsh sector body WCVA has published its latest research into volunteering in Wales, and finds that over two thirds of adults give their time to help others.

Based on two omnibus household surveys of adults in Wales carried out in March 2014 and March 2015 by Beaufort Research for WCVA, the results show big differences between the counties of Wales. Interestingly, Welsh speakers were significantly more likely to volunteer than non-Welsh speakers – 44.6% compared to 34.1%.

Tackling poverty in neighbourhoods

Sector News - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 13:03

Recently published by Joseph Rowntree Foundation with Sheffield Hallam University is ‘Community-led approaches to reducing poverty in neighbourhoods: A review of evidence and practice’

The findings, per the executive summary, unsurprisingly include:

Bold and imaginative response to changing times needed from charities

Sector News - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 12:51

Sector think tank NPC has published the first report from its ‘State of the Sector’ programme, which aims to inject new thinking and ideas about how sector leaders can respond to the changing environment.

Could the social media silo shrink philanthropy?

Sector News - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 12:39

The Giving Thought blog from Charities Aid Foundation has an interesting piece ‘Is technology making us care less about each other?‘, with a focus on the “siloing effect” of social media’s echo chamber. Could one of the key motivating factors in philanthropy be eroded: awareness of need?

Video on starting a user led organisation

Sector News - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 12:34

A training video on starting up a user led organisation (ULO) has been created by Spectrum, itself a ULO run and controlled by disabled people.

The video is based on the real life experiences of groups who have gone through the setting up and early development process. Topics covered include: working out your direction, planning, funding and finance, how to get advice and support. Supplementary learning notes and a funding guide will be available shortly.

Give your views on sector campaigning issues

Sector News - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 11:26

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation, the organisation dedicated to helping campaigners create positive and lasting social change, is running a campaign sector survey.

The results will both guide internal thinking and planning and inform the Foundation’s public commentary and policy work. The  two key areas where views are wanted are:

Warwick District Community Action Network (CAN)

Warwickshire Partnership Events - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 04:35
When:
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 from 09:45 to 13:30 (BST)

Where:
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Saltisford
CV34 3TT Warwick
United Kingdom

Hosted By:
Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action

Warwickshire CAVA provides the following support to the Voluntary & Community Sector Organisations and groups within Warwickshire:

  • Funding advice/Support
  • Group support/Development
  • Community Development
  • Training
  • Strong Representation under COMPACT
  • Community Payroll

Warwickshire CAVA supports volunteers within Rugby and Warwick District. Our Volunteer Centres provide the following:

  • Volunteering Recruitment and Referrals
  • Campaigning and Promotion
  • Good Practice in Volunteer Management
  • Youth Volunteering
  • Transport Projects



Register for this event now at:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/warwick-district-community-action-network-can-tickets-26052077465?aff=rss

Event Details:
   

Engaging with and including different communities

Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 9.45am - 1.30pm, 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Saltisford, Warwick CV34 3TT  

This Community Action Network explores different ways of engaging with people from different communities and with different ways of processing information. You will find out more about how the NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is using its Health Champions Membership. Local people can sign up to become Health Champions and give their views to help shape health and social care services. You can also understand how museums and in particular the Market Hall Museum have been breaking down the barriers some neuro-diverse people have in accessing museums.

Warwickshire County Council will be telling us about their plans to help Syrian refugees integrate into Warwickshire. Warwickshire Race Equality Partnership will be updating us on their recent engagement activities and the findings. Then you will have a chance to discuss your experience of what works well with community engagement and cohesion.

    Programme   9.45am       Registration   10.00am      Health Champions Membership 
                  Sue Philips, Head of Transformation, NHS South Warwickshire CCG   10.20am      Breaking down the barriers some neuro-diverse people have in
                  visiting museums
                  Becki Morris, Collections Assistant  

10.35am      Integrating Syrian refugees

  10.40am      Recent engagement with black and minority ethnic communities
                  Junaid Hussain, Chief Executive, Warwickshire Race Equality Partnership
  11.00am     Tea/Coffee   11.20am     Group Work: Top tips for community engagement and community cohesion   12.00pm     Feedback   12.15pm     Announcements   12.30pm     Lunch       For further information please contact Gill Jones on 01926 477512, or email gjones@wcava.org.uk      www.wcava.org.uk

Finding tomorrow’s leaders for the sector – Clore Social

Sector News - Tue, 12/07/2016 - 15:54

Clore Social Leadership is urging the social sector to help find the next generation of charity leaders as their highly-regarded Fellowship programme opens for applications today. The leadership development charity is inviting sector leaders to nominate the most talented people in their organisations to apply by identifying those who they believe can make social change happen.

New website and services from charity IT body

Sector News - Tue, 12/07/2016 - 13:21

The Charity IT Association (CITA) has launched a new website, with a new web address at https://charityithelp.org.uk.

CITA started by offering two hour Tech Surgery consultations for registered charities in late 2015, and the new website paves the way for the introduction of an increased range of volunteer led services for charities.

Reviewing and increasing volunteering in prisons

Sector News - Tue, 12/07/2016 - 13:05

New from Clinks, the body for organisations working with offenders, is ‘Valuing volunteers in prison: a review of volunteer involvement in prisons’.

The report was commissioned at the request of Andrew Selous MP and explores how we can increase the amount and scope of prison volunteering across England and Wales. It explores four connected questions:

Concern on Commission warning powers draft guidance

Sector News - Tue, 12/07/2016 - 11:59

The Charity Commission (for England and Wales) has opened a public consultation on its proposed approach to exercising new powers to issue an official warning to charities when it considers that there has been a breach of trust or duty, or other misconduct or mismanagement in the charity.

Community radio licensing round for AM (FM in London)

Sector News - Tue, 12/07/2016 - 11:44

A new round of applications for community radio licences has been opened by regulator Ofcom, for

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