Participation Focus – June 2022 | Contact

June 28, 2022 12:51 pm

Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit

There will be a requirement set by the DfE this year, for all PCFs to complete diversity training. The training will be free and will form part of Contact’s support offer. We will continue to liaise with DfE over the finer details. As soon as we have further details, we will be in touch to confirm. There are now some template Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion policies for forums to use


Community Matters

You can sign up for your complimentary subscription to Community Matters Advice and Information service by emailing Heather at [email protected] and an advisor will be pleased to help.  They can provide email support on a range of Governance issues and paying people; and have a resource bank of templates, policies, and procedures you can adapt. Find out more on their website.


Forum Assistance Programme

The Forum Assistance Programme includes counselling for forum SG members and Reps. This information has been sent to all central Forum contacts and there are 8 free spaces per Forum. Also available are:

  • Financial helpline and signposting; debt counselling and information
  • Legal helpline
  • Family Care helpline
  • Online counselling
  • Face-to-face counselling (6 sessions,) please note that this may still be currently suspended in line with Government guidelines
  • Wellbeing web portal – online resources
  • Specialist advice/general information – Every day matters

For Forums

  • Managerial Support service
  • Whistle-blowing support

Showcase practice that promotes preparing for adulthood from the earliest years.

Further details about the day will be available later.

To book your place now, please click here.


Health Updates

Click here for Contact’s Health updates

Amanda Elliot is our Strategic Health Lead she is always happy to hear from forums or regions regarding health issues, particularly any issues related to covid vaccinations and annual health checks.

[email protected]


Contact’s Full offer of Support to Forums

The Contact offer of support has been updated and now can be found on the website.


Contact/NNPCF newsletter sign-up

Your forum doesn’t receive this automatically – you need to sign up to receive it. You can do this here


Parent Carer Participation Advisor – Cindy Baylis

If you need to speak to me for advice, information or just for a catch up please call me on 07920655079, email me on [email protected] or send me a TEAMS or Zoom invitation.

 

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