PVG Disclosure Bill Information Session
11th August 2019
Tuesday 3rd September 2019
10am - noon
Pulteney Centre, Wick.
This event, delivered by Volunteer Scotland will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the PVG Disclosure Bill in greater detail. The Disclosure (Scotland) Bill sets out ways to make the disclosure process simpler and easier to understand.
Some of the proposals in the bill include:
issuing all disclosures under one act
reducing the number of disclosure products
using digital services to make employment checks quicker and reduce the burden on employers and applicants
extra clarity on who qualifies for the PVG Scheme
giving applicants more control over their disclosure data
more fair and transparent review processes
It also proposes to make vulnerable groups safer by:
requiring everyone who works with vulnerable groups to become a member of the PVG Scheme
giving more powers to Police Scotland, and more referral powers to local authorities and Health and Social Care partnerships
giving more focus on the people who have actual power over children and protected adults, rather than using their job title to decide whether they need to become a member
This training is free, to book a space contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 01955603453
Good Governance Training will be delivered on Tuesday 3rd September, Pulteney Centre 7pm-8.30pm. Your members what are they?, Ever wondered why you have members and why they are there.
Caithness Voluntary Group have just published the following opportunities in their latest newsletter. Caithness and North Sutherland Fund The CNSFund was established by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, DSRL and Dounreay Stakeholder Group to distribute a £4m funding package to community organisations for projects that will increase the attractiveness of Caithness and North Sutherland as a place to live, work and invest.
Wednesday 12th June, 10am-1.30pm. Pulteney Centre, Wick.
Wednesday 12th June 2019, 10am-1.30pm. Pulteney Centre, Wick.
Applications for the NHS Highland Third Sector Funding have just opened. NHS Highland believes that a thriving third sector is a real asset to the Highlands.
THE county's third Health and Wellbeing Market is taking place at the Pulteney Centre in Wick on Saturday May 18th. There will be more than 20 stalls offering information on health and wellbeing services that can be accessed in Caithness.
With spring around the corner we will be looking forward to some nice weather and more daylight to enable us to get outside more. There is more and more evidence that making more use of local green spaces and natural places can help guard against and manage key health issues such as depression, coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity and dementia.
Question Is it not ironic that funds are being disbursed via Scottish Government when at the same time local councils are making major cuts in third sector funding and education? --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- Communities in the Highlands and Islands have been awarded more than £2 million to find new ways to improve people's lives and services. The funding will benefit 22 community and third sector groups who will use the investment to deliver innovative and long-lasting projects which tackle inequality, poverty and support inclusion in the local community.
Caithness Voluntary Group, in partnership with Pulteneytown People's Project and Thurso Community Development Trust have been awarded 183,296 to employ the four full-time development workers and a part-time co-ordinator. The 12-month project will employ, a community development worker for Wick will be employed by PPP and based at the Pulteney Centre, as will a childcare development worker.
Tuesday 23rd October, 9.30am-1pm Pulteney Centre, Wick This course will cover: Discipline and grievance procedure Understand best practice in operating disciplinary and grievance procedures The right to be accompanied Define the principles required to hold a fair disciplinary interview. Dealing with absences at work The training is suitable for line managers, committee members and directors.
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