Your Volunteer Manager Horoscope for 2017



I was so excited (after paying an online $78 service fee) to book a one hour session with the famous astrologer, Crystal Ball-Starrzowie in her uptown “basement of timeless possibilities.” I could not wait to learn all that is in store for volunteer managers for 2017 and so I took a bus into town, finally stumbling over two garbage cans and upon “Starrzowie’s Astrological Emporium” tucked in between a laundromat and convenience store. Crystal Ball-Starrzowie met me at the door and immediately shushed me, putting her purple cat fingernail over my lips, then she led me down past the ping-pong table to her “mystic room.” The patchouli incense burned my eyes, but I knew I had to do this for you, so I sucked it up, literally, and in between mopping the tears from my painful eyes, I wrote down her breathy predictions for volunteer managers for the coming year.

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Staying Safe in the Digital World Training

Dudley (CYPF) Network

STAYING SAFE IN A DIGITAL WORLD: a Multi-agency approach in Dudley Borough

Dudley’s E-safety Conference, 17th February 2017

You are warmly invited to attend a vital learning day for all agencies involved in supporting young people to have safe digital lives with good mental health.

As part of the CAMHS Transformation Fund a project has been undertaken to look at how Dudley responds to e-safety issues, in particular in relation to children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing.

Hear ideas contributed from many local agencies along with the lived experiences of young people.

This conference will deliver the very latest local information and offer an opportunity to develop local plans.

Speakers already confirmed include: Laura Higgins of the Professionals’ helpline, The Breck Foundation, Author and trainer, director of the Cybersurvey, Adrienne Katz will present the views of 2000 young people in Dudley and Dr. Cathy Street will present…

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Important significant changes to DSCB training arrangements

Dudley (CYPF) Network

logo_safeguarding_child_2014Important! There have been significant changes to the Dudley Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB) Training arrangements.

Every staff member and volunteer belonging to a voluntary organisation, community group, faith setting or charity working with children under the age of 18 (25 with a disability) in Dudley is required to undertake Basic Safeguarding Training. What to do if? Is now only delivered as single agency training. Dudley CVS accredited staff will deliver on behalf of DSCB it is, at the moment free to attend.  It is with regret there is no budget for refreshments but drinks will be available at £1 each.

There are three Basic Awareness, What to do if? Training dates available:-

Venue DY1, Stafford Street, Dudley, DY1 1RT.

It is imperative that participants book as places are limited.

To book click the following links

Wednesday 8th February 2pm – 5pm

Wednesday 8th February 6pm – 9pm

Thursday 16th February 6pm-9pm

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Barnardo’s Family Matters

Dudley (CYPF) Network


Are you unemployed and interested in further education or training?                                           

Would you like support in accessing new opportunities

and live in the Black Country?

We are the service for you!!!

We provide intensive family support service engaging

with families across the black country to remove any barriers

to further education and employment.

 For more information, please contact:

Claire Gwynne, Children’s Services Manager01902 212196 

 Or Sarah Gormley, Family Support Worker    07850541348       


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OPP OF THE DAY: Volunteer Driver within Children and Family Support, Wolverhampton City Council

The role of the volunteer driver is to provide transport for children/young people and carers to Driverand from school.
Contact and various activities both within and outside the Wolverhampton Borough.

Volunteers must be over 21 years of age and hold a full UK licence.
Drivers are paid 52p per mile expenses.

– Good time keeper
– Enthusiastic and willing to help
– Flexible
– Ability to work on own initiative
– Be able to help and assist with children and young people and any light loads of equipment
– Own and willing to use own vehicle for voluntary position
– Polite and courteous

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Lisa Sidaway
Tel: 01902 556703