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Hate Crime Awareness Week

Wednesday 17th October
One Colchester Shop, Unit 81 Culver Street East, Colchester, CO1 1LF

Victim Support and C360 will be providing information and advice on dealing with hate crime

Essex CC Early Help Offer

This document aims to bring together all the key components of the current Essex Early Help Offer and its purpose is to provide a cohesive picture of that offer for those organisations and professionals who support vulnerable children, young people and families. Early Help is the identification of, and response to, emerging problems for children, young people and their families. It is a way of working that supports families, children and young people to overcome difficulties and build their resilience, so that problems do not escalate and they are able to thrive and live and engage happily in their communities.

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Children and young people risk becoming involved in gangs

Independent charity Crimestoppers is highlighting that children and young people across Essex are at risk of becoming involved with gangs and the violence and abuse that often follows.

Many young people join gangs for protection or say that it makes them feel part of a family. It is not only young men. Young women are also recruited and routinely suffer sexual violence to ‘control’ them.

Crimestoppers charity wants to raise awareness of the issue and encourage Essex residents to speak up 100% anonymously to help keep young people safe. Our charity gives people the power to speak up, stay safe and stop crime by calling our professionally-staffed 24-hour UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111 or by using the untraceable Anonymous Online Form

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October half term holiday activities and Halloween

Find activities and events to keep the kids entertained and active this October half term in Essex. From cycling , squash, karate, swimming, bowling, multi-sport and Halloween craft activities, there’s something for everyone!

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Trustee Roles & Responsibilities

25th October
9:30am – 4:30pm

This one day course is designed to support both novice and experienced trustees in providing effective governance within their organisations. It considers their roles and responsibilities in general before looking at particular areas in more detail. The course covers all the essential information and includes specific exercises and case studies to develop the participants’ problem-solving skills.

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A Workshop by Nick Luxmoore

Young People, Identity,
Bullying, Anger and Failure

Saturday 3rd November 10am-4pm
Assembly Rooms, High St, Dedham, CO7 6HJ

(Parking limited but main Pay & Display car park available, follow postcode CO7 6DH)

Cost £50.00
Numbers are limited so early booking recommended to avoid disappointment.

CPD certificates are available upon request.

Nick is a trainer, clinical supervisor, school counsellor, teacher, youth worker, and psychodrama psychotherapist (UKCP registered). He has 40 years’ experience of working with young people and with the professionals who support them. He is the author of eleven book – Listening to Young People in School, Youth Work and Counselling (2000), working with Anger and Young People (2006), Feeling Like Crap: Young people and the Meaning of Self-Esteem (2008), to name a few.

Refreshments will be provided (tea,coffee etc.) You may bring a packed lunch, or there are shops nearby.

To book, please contact:
07436 805 270

Please make cheques of £50.00 payable to Colchester & Tendring Youth Enquiry Service and post to 9 Trinity St, Colchester, CO1 1JN or
BACS Details – sort code 20-22-67 Account No. 30383848
Account name – Colchester YES Reference: Your name

Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme

You can apply for a grant of between £300 and £2,000 for activities to mark the centenary in your community. Small Grants are available for grassroots projects to run small-scale events and activities to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the vote. There have previously been two bidding rounds in 2018, this is now the third and final bidding round. The fund is open to organisations and activity in England only.

Round 3 of Small Grants Fund is NOW OPEN and the closing date is 23:59 Tuesday 16 October 2018. This will be the last opportunity to apply for grant funds under this scheme.

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