Jobs, Funding and Consultations

Funding & Grants

The British Academy. Early Childhood Education

£250,000 Supporting Service Children in Education - Wales Fund 2019-2020

Schools are again invited to bid for funding from a £250,000 fund to help mitigate effects of Armed Forces life including mobility or deployment of AF families on schools and their learners. The fund is administered by the Supporting Service Children in Education (SSCE) Cymru Project.

Visit for further information and to apply.

Big Lottery Community fund

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.

You can apply if your organisation is a:

  • voluntary or community organisation

  • registered charity

  • constituted group or club

  • not-for-profit company or Community Interest Company

  • social enterprise

  • school

  • statutory body (including town, parish and community council).

 

National Lottery Awards for All has three funding priorities and you must be able to explain in your application how your project or

activity will:

  • bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities

  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities

  • enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.

  • You can find out more from the Community Fund website here.

Prince's Trust Cymru Development Awards

Aged 16-30? You could be eligible for a payment, of up to £250 to help you into work, education or volunteering.

Development Awards can help fund:

 

  • Tools or equipment for your job or qualification e.g. hairdressing kit, carpentry tools, chef's whites, personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Course and training fees

  • Clothing for interviews or work experience

  • License fees e.g. CSCS card (construction) or SIA license (security)

  • Childcare costs to help single parents access  short term education

  • Transport costs e.g. bus/rail travel to a new job until your first salary payment

 

For more information: Freephone 0800 842 842 Text 'Call me' to 07983 385 418 princes-trust.org.uk info@princes-trust.org.uk.

Consultations

Written Statement: Consultation – Summary of response: Draft Welsh in Education Strategic Plans Regulations (Wales) 2019 and Guidance

        The Welsh Government undertook a consultation on the draft Welsh in Education Strategic Plans Regulations (Wales)                    2019 and Guidance between 30 May and 13 September 2019.  The document summarising the key themes from the                        responses received to that consultation and the Welsh Government responses has been published today on the Welsh                    Government website.

Draft keeping learners safe guidance

       Welsh Government wants your views on the revision of the 2015 guidance for local authorities and governing         bodies on arrangements for safeguarding children

Consultation on the Education (Amendments Relating to the Intervals for Inspection of Education and Training) (Wales) Regulations 2020

       Consulting on amending the regulations to extend the school inspection cycle for one period. This will                   support education reforms.

Ensuring access to the full curriculum

       Welsh Government are seeking your views on the impact of the proposal to change parents’ ability to                   withdraw their children from Religious Education (RE) and Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) in             the new curriculum.

Professionals and Practitioners CHILD & FAMILY POVERTY SURVEY 2019

        Children in Wales have been carrying out an Annual Child & Family Poverty Survey for the last 4 years, which helps us to              understand levels and trends of child poverty in Wales. Find the survey here.

Beaufort Research
 

Draft Keeping Learners Safe Guidance

Gov.wales want your views on the revision of the 2015 guidance for local authorities and governing bodies on arrangements for safeguarding children. Consultation ends 7 November 2019.

Regulations for licensing Animal Exhibits proposed

Regulations to introduce a licensing scheme for Animal Exhibits such as mobile zoos and petting farms have been introduced for consultation today by the minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs. Consultation ends 21 November 2019.

Education (Amendments relating to the intervals for Inspection of Education and Training) (Wales) Regulations 2020

Gov.wales want your views on proposals to amend the regulations. Consultation ends 25 November 2019.

Ensuring access to the full curriculum

Gov.wales are seeking your views on the impact of the proposal to change parents’ ability to withdraw their children from Religious Education (RE) and Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) in the new curriculum. Consultation ends 28 November 2019.

Social Media in Social Work: A Research Survey

Social media is surrounded by ethical dilemmas and ongoing questions in Social Work practice. As part of my Masters dissertation in Social Work at Cardiff University, I am conducting a short, 5-minute survey. It is an online questionnaire looking at social media use in Social Work and asks questions in relation to how professionals are using social media, examining some of the ethical dilemmas which social media creates.The questionnaire offers the opportunity for participants to highlight how they feel social media helps or hinders their everyday practice. The survey is anonymous and can be completed by anyone working in or training in Social Work or anyone who has worked in Social Work previously. If you are a Social Worker past or present, or currently training to be a Social Worker, I would appreciate your input. Thank you for your support with this research.

 

Access the survey

Sofia Grammenos – Social Work Student – Cardiff University

Purpose and Agency in Teaching Survey

        The research is funded by Cardiff University and is led by Dr Kevin Smith. The study is not sponsored by or affiliated with Welsh       
        Government. Find out more and take part.

The WRISK Survey

Women who are planning a pregnancy, or who are pregnant, get advice and information from many different sources. This can be helpful; but may also cause anxiety - and evidence may not always be well explained. The WRISK project wants to hear about your experiences.

The WRISK survey aims to learn more about women’s experiences of advice and information they received both before and during pregnancy. The survey is open to all women who have been pregnant in the last 5 years, regardless of how their pregnancy/ies may have ended. There is particular interest in hearing from women whose voices are not often heard – such as BAME women, women in receipt of welfare benefits, and younger and older women.

Complete the survey to have your say.

Adverse Childhood Experiences awareness survey

Public Health Wales wish to gain insight into the views and understanding of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) amongst staff in public sector roles within Wales.

To do this, they have commissioned Strategic Research and Insight (SRI), an independent research company based in Cardiff, to carry out an online survey. This will gather the views of public sector workers across Wales.

The survey is important because it will help understand, for the first time, the levels of relevant expertise, knowledge and skills available in public service to tackle the outcomes of ACEs in the adult and child population in Wales.

The survey can be completed in English or Welsh by clicking here: www.bit.ly/PHWACES.

Public Health Wales would like to hear from as many Wales-based public sector workers as possible, irrespective of their role. This could include, for example, people delivering front line services or people who work in operational, management or leadership roles. It may also include people who work in organisations which deliver services funded by the public sector e.g. Third Sector.

If you have any queries, or would like any information to help promote the survey, please contact Angus Campbell of SRI at angus@strategic-research.co.uk.

Kinship Carers: State of the Nation Survey

The State of the Nation survey is an opportunity for all kinship carers to help develop services and fight for improvements in support for kinship families. This year the focus is on the time when you first became a kinship carer, because this is such a critical stage and often shapes the support that you and your family receive. We want to hear directly from you about your experiences and the improvements you would like to see. Complete the survey here.

Job Vacancies.

YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

Children and young people are at the heart of our work - they even helped us decide on our name and logo back when we first became Into Film.

To ensure young people's opinions and voices are heard we established the Into Film Youth Advisory Council (YAC), a panel of passionate young people aged between 10 and 18 years-old. The YAC acts as a way to bring together our members from across the UK, to give them an insight into new developments for the organisation, and for us to hear and act on their feedback on everything from our film catalogue, to teaching resources and competitions, through to the Into Film Festival.

The council is also hugely beneficial for young people's personal, social and academic development and confidence working in groups. YAC member Sophie describes it as "a great way to meet new people and learn new skills such as leadership and responsibility".

Young people taking part experience positive benefits such as greater confidence with public speaking and information sharing skills, teamwork and independence.

PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS: WELSH ASSEMBLY

Career Choices Dewis Gyrfa Ltd, a subsidiary of the Welsh Government, is seeking five new board members (Welsh desirable) with a range of expertise, across a broad range of economic sectors, professions and social groups. Apply here.

Contact us: +4429 2068 8722   /   Contact@ExChangeWales.org   /  CASCADE, 1-3 Museum Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BD

Cysylltwch â ni: +4429 2068 8722   /   Cysylltu@ExChangeCymru.org   /  CASCADE, 1-3 Lle Amgueddfa, Caerdydd, CF10 3BD

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