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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 01955603453
Do you need to recruit new Volunteers For your organisation? CVG are organising a drop-in event in Multitown Peoples Project on Wednesday 4th May. This is an opportunity for you to come along in person and or send in leaflets and information about your volunteering opportunities.
Beatrice Partnership Fund has reopened for the final time. The fund supports projects that are based in the East Coast of Caithness and Sutherland plus the following Community Council areas in Rosshire, Edderton, Tain, Inver and Tarbat.
Robertson Trust is now open for applications. The funds available are: Wee Grants For constituted community groups and charities with an annual income of less than £25,000 Funding of up to £2,000 for one year only Could cover revenue* or capital costs to support your work.
HTSI are very excited to bring you a series of Monday Masterclasses, training centred around supporting community groups. Set up a new group recently? Working to support your community? Want an update on current best practice in supporting community groups? Then HTSI's FREE Monday masterclasses are for you! Julie at Caithness Voluntary Group is doing two of these classes that are open to everyone in the Highlands and are free.
Message From Alan Tait at Caithness Voluntary Group. Sadly it seems that the Covid -19 restrictions are going to be with us by the looks of it over the winter I know a lot of groups were in abeyance since March but were starting to think about getting activities going again.
Thanks to Yvonne at Caithness Voluntary Group for putting together a few funding suggestions that may be of interest to local groups. Comic Relief Changemakers Fund The themes for this Fund are, Children Survive & Thrive, Gender Justice, Safe Place to Be - Homelessness, Safe Place to Be - Migration, Global Mental Health.
Eleven community organisations in the Highlands and Islands have been awarded a total of £1.5m to develop and deliver long-term solutions to tackle poverty based on local priorities and needs The Aspiring Communities Fund, which levers in European Social Funds, was launched by the Scottish Government in 2017 to help reduce poverty and enable inclusive growth in disadvantaged and fragile communities across Scotland. Regional development agency, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), helped community organisations in the region to apply to this recent round of funding.
The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has today published the findings of research into the impact of COVID-19 on Scotland's charities. On 05 May 2020, OSCR emailed the principal contacts of all Scottish charities to ask for their help with completing a short survey.
From Caithness Voluntary Group who have coordinated the process to get the map. Over the past 5 - 6 weeks I have been working with an absolutely tremendous group of individuals who are throughout the county working tirelessly to ensure everyone is looked after during this crises.
RURAL community groups helping locals counter the effects of isolation as the coronavirus lockdown continues are now being offered financial support from The Prince's Countryside Fund. The charity is inviting applications for emergency funding of up to £2500.