NWCN E-bulletin 14 December 2017


1 Upcoming with NWCN

2 DiverseCity Community Partnership - Christmas Drinks 

3 Universal Credit Information Session – Strabane

4 Valued Voices - Trauma Healing Education Programme

5 Are you over 50? Ready to make a healthy change in your life?

6 Upcoming Courses with AWARE

7 NWMF Intergenerational Intercultural encounter event 2017

8 Latest offers from Salto Youth 

9 Job Opportunity with NWCN

10 Job Opportunities with Extern - The Third Space Project 

11 Job Opportunities with The Pink Ladies

12 Seeking members for Health and Social Care Research Ethics Committees

13 A Celebration of Life Concert – Tonight

14 Inishowen Gospel Choir and Guests – Christmas Concert

15 Alternative Christmas Stories with the Makey Uppers

16 Winter Wonderland

17 Keeping Children Safe: Designated Officer Training







Please note this is the last bulletin of 2017.  Next bulletin will be 11/01/18!


1  Upcoming with NWCN


Celebrate Networking & Well-Being

Monday 18th December

DiverseCity Community Partnership


Beginning at 11:00am with tea, coffee, hot chocolate and treats!


Christmas can sometimes be a stressful time of year for many so why not take some time out and join NWCN for our “Networking & Well-Being” event with:

Mrs Ireland 2018 - Jennifer Taylor, Derry City & Strabane District Council's Community Safety Wardens and music with Ruth McPhillips


Jennifer will tell her story about her 5 year battle with Mental Health Issues, including Depression and Anxiety.  Jennifer says that "1 in 4 people will suffer from some sort of Mental Health issue and I think it is important, especially in this city, to make sure there are proper, well-funded and high functioning services to help those with Mental Health issues"

The Community Wardens will be on hand to talk about personal safety and security around your home.  Lots of bogus callers emerging at this time of year and the Wardens have a range of equipment that can help around the home such as sensor lights, door alarms, secure key boxes plus loads more  - all of which are free to access & free to fit.  The Wardens will also have lots of free goodies on the day for everyone...

We will end the event with a lovely hot lunch and more sweet treats and enjoy some beautiful music with Ruth McPhillips while we eat and network!


To register for this celebration please contact NWCN on: info@nwcn.org / 028 7127 9090


  • Raising the Standards of Fundraising in NI Workshop 

18 January 2017, 1:30-4:30pm
Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership

This free workshop facilitated by the Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland and funded by the Halifax Foundation for NI will inform and educate on fundraising codes of best practice and self-regulation for any charity involved in fundraising. There are a number of workshops running across Northern Ireland with this one being in the North West.

The purpose of this project is to develop best practice standards and compliance with self-regulation in fundraising across the charity sector in Northern Ireland. This workshop will provide guidance and support to charities to understand implications of fundraising self regulation and grow best practice with trustees, staff and volunteers and essentially those who benefit from charity services such as supporters, donors and funders of charities.

Participants will get the chance to learn about developing their fundraising best practice and compliance with legal obligations as well as benefitting from being more aware of the legal and reputational risks to fundraising practice and understand better their responsibilities.

Numbers are limited for this event so early booking is advisable:


  • Free Basic book-keeping for small charities

24 January 2018, 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership

A free two hour practical workshop for treasurers, or those that keep the financial records, of small charities to help them establish appropriate financial systems.

Good financial management is an integral part of ensuring good governance as it not only helps charity trustees to fulfill their legal duties but also helps to protect the charity from mismanagement of funds.  Having robust financial procedures in place will help to improve organisational capacity and effectiveness.

The focus of this workshop will be on basic bookkeeping and financial management including setting up and maintaining the books (cash book, cheque ledger, petty cash); cash handling, understanding charity funds and accounts and the role of the treasurer.  

As we’re expecting a lot of demand for this training, we’re limiting places to one per organisation in the first instance and holding a waiting list for other interested members of the organisation.  

Kindly supported by Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland.



2 DiverseCity Community Partnership - Christmas Drinks 


As a thanks to all the individuals and groups who have used our facilities at the HOLYWELL - DiverseCity Community Partnership during 2017 we would love you to join us for mince pies and a few drinks from 4.00pm-6.00pm on Wednesday 20th December. 

We'll also be using the event to celebrate our award - SME Northern Ireland Business award for Best Community Meeting Venue, Derry/Londonderry.

We hope that you'll be able to call in! If you are coming it would be great if you could RSVP to


3   Universal Credit Information Session – Strabane


As you may be aware Universal Credit will roll out for customers in the Strabane district on Wednesday 17th January 2018.


As part of this roll out I would like to invite you to an informal coffee morning in the Strabane Jobs and Benefits Office on Thursday 21st December at 9:00.


This will be an opportunity for you to see the changers that are taking place in the Strabane Office in preparation for Universal Credit delivery and provide us with the opportunity to build relationships with local community and advice groups.


There will be an opportunity to ask some questions although we will be unable to address queries relating to specific benefit claims.


If you are interested in attending or have further questions I can be contacted directly on 028 7138 4374 or Mark.Haggan@NISSA.gsi.gov.uk



4 Valued Voices - Trauma Healing Education Programme


“Trauma is in the nervous system, not in the event.”  Peter Levine

"Trauma is a natural part of human existence and the capacity to integrate the experience and grow from it is also part of our human capacity. The difficulty arises when whatever the person did to survive, is no longer working and they are experiencing levels of distress including mystifying physical symptoms, mental health concerns, psychological and relational distress."

Facilitated by Brid Keenan, this free six day trauma healing education programme offers a range of activities – experiential learning, brief theoretical inputs, Q&A, reflection on the healing work participants are already doing.  
This programme (10am -4pm each day) will be delivered in two venues across the DCSDC area - in the  Junction Room, Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership, Derry-Londonderry and in the Koram Centre, Strabane

Day 1: 19th January Holywell 8-14 Bishop Street Derry-Londonderry BT48 6PW

Day 2: 29th January Koram Centre, 3 Mourne Villas, Strabane BT82 8BG

Day 3: 12th February Holywell
Day 4: 16th February Koram Centre
Day 5: 3rd March Koram Centre
Day 6:  4th March Koram Centre

Bríd Keenan MA will deliver this program on behalf of Towards Understanding and Healing. Brid is a highly experienced Gestalt psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer,  a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and NARM Practitioner.

For further information and to register for a place on this free programme, please contact Eamonn Baker @ 028-7126 1941 or email: 


5 Are you over 50? Ready to make a healthy change in your life?


If so, you may be interested in attending the Live Wise Age Well Programme,

The Live Wise Age Well programme is a six week programme to help people develop coping strategies and improve well-being.


The programme involves learning tools and techniques that you will hopefully find useful to help create a happy, healthy lifestyle. The course focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect our feelings and behaviour and teaches you coping skills for dealing with difficult problems. It will help us gain skills to change unhelpful ways of responding in difficult situations based on the idea that the way we think about situations can affect the way we feel and behave.


Live Wise Age Well Programme:

Session 1 - Age Well – Adjusting to change as we age including the positives and the challenges.

Session 2 - Feel Well – Maintaining a healthier you.

Session 3 – Think Well – Maintaining a healthier mind.

Session 4 – Plan Well – What’s important to us in our life.

Session 5 – Connect Well – Exploring our personal relationships and the way we communicate .

Session 6 – In the last session we explore problem solving and recap on our learning. 


Start Date: Wednesday 24th January 2018

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Venue: St. Columb’s House Park, Waterside

Admission FREE


For more information or to book a place on Live Wise Age Well programme
Contact Mary on 02871365330 or E.mail to


6 Upcoming Courses with AWARE


Living Life to the Full Course (6 weeks)

The free course has been developed by Dr Chris Williams, Professor of Psychological Medicine, University of Glasgow, a recognised expert and trainer in cognitive behavioural therapy.  This programme delivered by AWARE can make a big difference to your life. It can help you sleep better, feel happier, have more energy, gain confidence, get out more and enjoy better relationships and can help you manage your feelings when you are stressed, worried or depressed and learn simple practical skills to help you cope with life’s challenges.

Dates: 22nd Jan, 29th Jan, 5th Feb, 19th Feb, 26th Feb and 5th Mar

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Location: AWARE offices, 15 Queen Street, Derry/Londonderry


Six Week Mindfulness Programme

Much of the time, we can live our lives on autopilot, everyday pressures can cause unconscious emotional and physiological reactions, we need practice to actively cultivate the skill of awareness so that we can experience the benefits of a more mindful way of living. As you become aware of your emotions, you learn to become an observer of negative thought patterns. This reduces anxiety and helps cultivate a stress response rather than stress reactivity which in turn improves your sleep patterns, general wellbeing and will help stabilize your mood. AWARE’s Mindfulness Programme also helps to cultivate self-compassion, it helps you to relax and recharge and means that you are kinder to yourself and others. Throughout the six weeks, Frank Liddy (AWARE’s Mindfulness practitioner) will teach you tools to improve your focus, reduce your stress levels and increase your creativity.  Evidence of course hours can be provided for CPD or PDP purposes.

Date: Wednesday 24th Jan - 28th Feb,  2018

Time: 7-9pm

Price: £129

Location: AWARE's Mindfulness Suite, 40-44 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GG


Mindfulness Training for Professionals (2 day course)

This condensed course in Mindfulness will benefit Professionals from any discipline. Mindfulness can be introduced into your work life to increase emotional resilience and job satisfaction. In two days, participants will learn about the scientific theory supporting Mindfulness and its benefits, the core techniques and will be equipped to use Mindfulness as a tool to improve focus, reduce stress, and increase creativity. . This training will be of particular benefit to healthcare professionals Nurses, General Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers have gained great benefit on a personal and professional level from attending AWARE’s Mindfulness Programmes. It is of note that those in the Education sector have also benefited much from AWARE’s Mindfulness Programme including University Lecturers, Secondary and Primary School Teachers. Evidence of course hours will be provided for CPD or PDP purposes.

Date: Thursday 18th and Thursday 25th January 2018

Time: 10am - 4pm

Price: £129

Location: AWARE's Mindfulness Suite, 40 - 44 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GG


To register or for further information please contact Linda on 028 7126 0602  |  E: linda@aware-ni.org  | www.aware-ni.org   




 7 NWMF Intergenerational Intercultural encounter event 2017

The North West Migrants Forum and the North West Academy of English would like to invite you to attend our Intergenerational Intercultural encounter event in celebration of International Migrants' Day  on December 15, 2017 at Hollywell Trust Building, located at 
8-14 Bishop Street, Londonderry BT48 6PW  starting from 7.00pm.

The event will start with the screening of a documentary that tells the stories of men and women travelling along West African migration routes to Italy.  Wallah - Je te jure" followed by facilitated round table discussions on the life stories of migrants living in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area. 

Migration draws increasing attention in the world nowadays. Mixed with elements of foreseeability, emergency, and complexity, the challenges and difficulties of international migration require enhanced cooperation and collective action among countries and regions.

The North West Migrants Forum  is actively playing a catalyst role in this area, with the aim of creating more dialogues and interactions within communities in the North West Area , as well as propelling experience exchange and collaboration opportunities.

Our event aims to engender the active participation of older and senior citizens, foster intercultural dialogue and enhance community commonalities and diversity, with particular emphasis on promoting dialogue and social inclusion of migrants. The celebration will also be marked with international music, dances and food!

International Migrants' Day is an annual  global observance  held  on December 18 to recognize the efforts, contributions, and rights of migrants worldwide. Organisers says that Santa will also be expected to show up to the event bringing the spirit of Christmas and solidarity to the event. 

With your support, we are hopeful that events like these will help towards building understanding and appreciation of the many different cultures that will create a flourishing Northern Ireland for our future generations as well as promoting and encouraging dialogue as a means to promote diversity. 

We hope you are able to accept this invitation and we look forward to seeing you at this very special event. Once we confirm your attendance we will forward a full programme.

Book your ticket here: 


8 Latest offers from Salto Youth 


Training Course “No Hate”
10 - 18 February 2018 | Yerevan, Armenia
A project “No hate” is a long-term project aiming at combating with the hate speech online and to promote no hate speech movement among young people.
Organizer: Amities Luxembourg – Armeniea.s.b.l. (NGO/Others)
This activity is for participants from: Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 28 December 2017



Linguistic Workout! English communication competences for transnational youth projects
10 - 16 March 2018 | Mollina (Málaga), Spain
This TC aims to improve communication competences in English with a functional methodology focusing on international youth work within Erasmus+. It targets participants seeking to build partnerships and develop international youth projects.
Organizer: Spanish National Agency (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 28 January 2018

See details

SMS 3 “Show My Skills”
23 - 29 March 2018 | Siwa Oasis, Egypt
Training course in the sunny Egyptian Oasis on leadership and event-management skills communicate through non-formal learning, intercultural and experiential learning and designed for highly motivated young people active in youth organizations.
Organizer: MI HI for Training and Development (NGO/Others)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Other countries in the world, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 12 February 2018

See details

APPETISER - An introduction on how to use the ‘Erasmus+ Youth in Action’ Programme for international youth work
4 - 8 June 2018 | Greece
Giving a strong positive first experience of international youth projects to motivate the participants to use the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.
Organizer: Greek National Agency for Erasmus+: Youth in Action (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Austria, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 15 April 2018

See details


 Job Opportunity with NWCN


Project Co-ordinator

Duration: 01 February – 31 March 2018
Hours: 35 hours per week
Remuneration: £28,838.32

The Co-ordinator will take responsibility for the development and effective delivery of the Network Development Plan. The post-holder should effectively manage the Network’s resources in pursuit of the Network’s objectives and values. S/He will develop a strong awareness of the issues facing the Voluntary/Community sector. S/He will develop the member base of the Network and the range of support that the Network gives to them and will position the Network as a key sectoral representative in the North West region.

Signed & completed Application Forms must be returned to the Network by 12 noon Monday 08 January 2018, with completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Interviews are scheduled to take place w/c 15 January 2018.
Late applications will not be accepted.

North-West Community Network is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

For a full application pack please see 
www.nwcn.org or call on 028 7127 9090.  Also available on Job Centre Online https://www.jobcentreonline.com/JCOLFront/Home.aspx


10 Job Opportunities with Extern - The Third Space Project 


Due to significant growth within EXTERN NI and its subsidiaries, we are currently seeking to recruit a team of motivated individuals for our Third Space project in the North West.


The Third Space, delivered in partnership with Verbal Arts Centre, is a new and innovative programme merging creative activities with the Interventative Relationship Model to deliver high impact and transformative engagement with 800 young people who are marginalized and disadvantaged from Belfast, Derry-Londonderry, Donegal, Cavan and Fermanagh.

This programme aims to

  • Nurture and develop personal and civic capacity among young people who struggle to engage with their community and wider society
  • Contribute to lower levels of community divisions through positive personal development, purposeful learning and interaction.
  • The Third Space utilizes the existing infrastructure within Extern as well as Community and Youth Centres, healthcare settings and other local venues to deliver a fully accessible, customised programme of activities tailored to meet the needs of all participants.

This project has been supported by the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the SEUPB.

We are currently recruiting for the following vacancies:


Project Manager (SC1062/11/17)

Hours:             40 hours per week (current funding secured until December 2021)
Location:         Verbal Arts Centre, Derry/Londonderry
Salary:             Grade 6 - £27,316 per annum

Assistant Manager x 2 (SC1063/11/17)

Hours:             40 hours per week (current funding secured until December 2021)
Location:         1 x Belfast base – Queens Street

                        1 x Derry/Londonderry base – Verbal Arts Centre
Salary:             Grade 5 - £25,439 per annum

Keyworker x 12 (SC1061/11/17)

Hours:             40 hours per week (current funding secured until December 2021)
Location:         5 x Belfast base – Queens Street

                        5 x Derry/ Londonderry base – Verbal Arts Centre

                        2 x Enniskillen – Erne Family Centre, 15 Elliott Place
Salary:             Grade 5 - £21,618 per annum

Project Worker (SC1060/11/17)

Hours:             40 hours per week (current funding secured until December 2021)
Location:         Roscor Village, Fermanagh
Salary:             Grade 4 - £16,936 per annum


Please also ensure that this advert and its content is shared with staff who may be currently absent due to holiday leave, illness, maternity, paternity and also with Bank and agency workers.


The Job Description, Person Specification and Application forms can obtained fromwww.nijobs.comwww.communityni.orgwww.extern.org and www.activelink.ie


Please note, ALL sections of the application forms (Parts A – F) must be completed and returned in order for Parts A and B of your application to go forward for shortlisting (please do not amalgamate the separate sections of the form). Please return your completed application form tojobs@extern.org


The closing date for all completed applications is: Friday 15th December 2017 at 12noon


11  Job Opportunities with The Pink Ladies

  • Administrator / Finance Officer - (Part-time / Temporary)

 Salary: £9,564 per annum 

Hours: 18.5 

Closing date: 18/12/2017 


Job Duties:

To maintain and administer efficient and effective financial and administrative procedures for the Pink Ladies/ Pink Panthers Cancer Support Service Team


Qualifications / Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years experience of working within a financial and administrative environment.
  • Be able to work under pressure/on initiative with minimum supervision
  • Able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of Microsoft Computer packages especially Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Experience of Accountancy/Payroll systems 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Flexible working hours


Application Method:

Telephone Sandra Doherty on 71 262812 or gasyardtrust@hotmail.co.uk for application form and job specification. Vacancy closing date: 18/12/17 at 12pm


Flexible and Weekend Work will be required from time to time


Interviews to take place on Thursday 21st December 17


Permanent subject to funding.


  • Project Manager - (Full-time / Temporary) 

Salary: £33,437.00 per annum 

Hours: 37 

Worktime: Monday, Tuesday & Friday.


Job Duties:

To provide strong strategic and operational leadership to the Pink Ladies Cancer Support Service to deliver a model of excellence which will become an integral part of a Cancer Support Service for people in the North West area. The successful applicant will require excellent networking, influencing and negotiating skills. The post requires an experienced individual with an in-depth understanding of service development who will efficiently manage the physical, human and financial resources of the organisation and represent the Pink Ladies and Pink Panthers Cancer Support Service with vision, passion and energy.


Qualifications / Experience:

3 years Project Management/Delivery experience

Experience of liaising with community, voluntary and statutory sector.

Demonstrated involvement in local area action groups.

Good oral and written communication skills

Good ICT skills


Third level qualification in relevant subject area


5 years paid work experience in community development 

Facilitation and leadership skills. Strong interpersonal skills

Ability to work on own initiative

Ability to work with, and be accountable to PLCSG Committee

Good oral and written communication skills

Good networking ability


Telephone Sandra Doherty on 71 262812 or gasyardtrust@hotmail.co.uk for application form and job specification. 


Other Information:

Closing Date: 18/ 12/ 17 at 5pm 

Monday, Tuesday & Friday


Flexible and Weekend Work will be required from time to time


Interviews to take place on Thursday 21st December 17


Permanent subject to funding.


12 Seeking members for Health and Social Care Research Ethics Committees


Research Ethics Committees (HSC RECs) at the Office for Research Ethics Committees Northern Ireland (ORECNI)


Do you want to make a difference? Is the protection of the rights, safety and dignity of patients who are research subjects important to you? Are you interested in research which benefits patients and service users? If so, then we would welcome your involvement and support in the ORECNI service at BSO.


An HSC REC consists of a Chair, Vice-Chair and up to 16 committee members. At least one third of the membership must be lay, the remainder being experts with a clinical, social care or research background. A diverse range of research studies are reviewed by committee including commercial and non-commercial clinical trials as well other research involving patients/service users, and use of their tissue and data.


The Business Services Organisation (BSO) seeks to appoint to full membership:

· At least 2 lay persons (a lay member generally is a person who is not from the health or allied health care professions. On this occasion there is a need for lay people who have never worked in the HSC or NHS)


· 2 experts (Persons from a wide range of health, health care and allied health care professions; persons with experience in clinical pharmacology or registered pharmacists; persons with professional qualifications or experience relating to the conduct of or use of statistics in clinical trials; persons with professional experience in social work or social care or psychology and scientists).


The BSO also seeks to appoint Deputy Lay or Deputy Expert members from the range of backgrounds described above.


These are voluntary roles subject to reimbursement of reasonable expenses. Training will be given which counts towards professional CPD credits.


To discuss the role of a research ethics committee member please telephone Jane Keenan, Tamla Meredith or Katrina Greer (HSC REC Managers) on Tel: 028 9536 1400.


Should you wish to apply to be a member of the HSC Research Ethics Committees, please complete the self-nomination form available at http://www.hscbusiness.hscni.net/services/1985.htm.

Return it by email to
by 4pm Monday 22nd January 2018.

Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 6th February 2018. Nominees invited for interview will be eligible for reimbursement of reasonable travelling expenses. A waiting list may be compiled.

Guidance notes on completion of the form and a probity and conflicts booklet are also available on http://www.hscbusiness.hscni.net/services/1985.htm


Although these appointments do not come within the remit of the Commissioner for Public Appointments, they are being made using a process which takes into account the Commissioner’s Code of Practice.


We are an Equal Opportunities Employer


13   A Celebration of Life Concert – Tonight


Thursday 14th December 2017
The Guildhall
The Pink Ladies Choir invite you to a truly spectacular evening of music, reflection and song
Performances from:
Saint Sister, Paul Casey, Anne Marie Hickey, Conor McGinty, Oakgrove Primary School, Longtower and Fountain Primary Schools, Momentum Community Choir
The new North West Cancer Centre Staff Choir
Tickets on sale at the Millennium Forum


14  Inishowen Gospel Choir and Guests – Christmas Concert


Echo Echo Studios | Friday 22nd December @7.30pm

Tickets £8 | Buy tickets at https://goo.gl/RTeuAj


The Inishowen Gospel Choir and Echo Echo cordially invite you to a festive evening of beautiful music...


The Gospel Choir will be performing their own set of Christmas Classics as well as performing alongside some of the region's best original acts.....featuring Neptune M., Great White Lies, Comrade Hat and Velvet Alibi.


Join us for some mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas Cheer!


For more information please see www.echoechodance.com


15 Alternative Christmas Stories with the Makey Uppers


Echo Echo Studios |Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st December @8pm

Tickets £8 | Buy tickets at https://goo.gl/RTeuAj


An evening of guaranteed hilarity, festive fun and Christmassy craic with lots of surprises along the way...


The MakeyUppers are back! Having been emboldened by the recent success of their show Alternative Bedtime Stories (Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Belfast Comedy Festival; Waterside Theatre), the comedy storytelling duo now take on the Greatest Bedtime Story of them all - The Story of Christmas!


For more information please see www.echoechodance.com           


16 Winter Wonderland
From: Thursday 14th December
To: Tuesday 19th December
Opens: 5:30 to 8pm nightly
Rainbow Child & Family Centre @ 104 Bracken Park
To Book: Call 028 7135 3724
Or Facebook: rainbow child and family
£2.50 pp group rates available
Includes: Santa’s Grotto, Gingerbread Forest, Snow Tunnel, Cultural Festivals, Chinese New Year, Festival of Lights and so much more…



17  Keeping Children Safe: Designated Officer Training


This one day certificated training course is suitable for Designated and Deputy Designated Child Protection Officers.

It will cover:

  • knowledge of the legal context of child protection;
  • an understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Designated Officer;
  • knowledge of Health and Social Care Trust structures and processes; and
  • exploration of issues and concerns around referrals and sharing information.

All participants must have completed a child protection awareness raising course prior to attending.  Keeping Children Safe: Training for Staff and Volunteers or Keeping Children Safe: Training for Managers, Supervisors and Management Committee members are suitable foundation courses.


Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are limited to a maximum of five per organisation.


Date:  10 January 2018
Time:  10.00am - 4.00pm
Venue: Derry Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, L’DERRY BT48 6AL
Cost:  £75.00 per person


Further information: http://www.volunteernow.co.uk/training-events/view/617/keeping-children-safe-designated-officer-training   


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