Cardiff Children, Young People and Families Network
What is the Cardiff Children, Young People & Families Network (CCYPFN)?
The Cardiff Children, Young People & Families Network (CCYPFN) is a network of nearly 600 members of third sector organisations and community groups who work to benefit and improve the well-being of children, young people, their families and carers in Cardiff.
The CCYPFN co-ordinates and maintains communication channels between the third and statutory sectors, supporting third sector representatives to various strategic groups across Cardiff.
The CCYPFN provides members with the opportunity to:
• find out more about the work of other third sector organisations in Cardiff;
• share information and best practice, and exchange ideas with colleagues both within and across sectors;
• be part of a collective voice for the third sector in Cardiff;
• campaign for better services and influence local, national and regional policy and strategies;
• raise issues and identify gaps in service delivery.
Membership to the CCYPFN
Membership of the Network is open to individuals in the third sector working with children, young people (aged 0-25), their families and carers in Cardiff. This can include national or regional third sector organisations' local projects or offices if they are based in Cardiff. Membership to the CCYPFN is free and you will find the membership form in our Document Library.
Date of next meeting: to be confirmed.
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- Cardiff Council is holding two recruitment days for NEETs aged 16-19 years on Wednesday 29 and Friday 31 May from 12.30-4.00pm at Channel View Leisure Centre in Grangetown.
- 'Youth On Boards' project for 18- to 25-year-olds - induction day on 7 June.
- Here are some tender opportunities you may be interested in.
- Free course: Truth about Youth 'Who Cares?' programme.
- Cardiff Council Sport and Culture Bursary 2013 - closes Friday 28 June 2013.
- Working in Groups training course by Children in Wales - 26 and 27 June 2013.
- GwirVol has launched the youth volunteering grants 2013-14 - deadline is Wednesday 5 June at 2pm.
- Child Health Regional Forum - Autism A-Z: an essential guide for health professionals, with the
- Could you partner with 'Stop It Now! Wales'?
- The Campaign to End Child Poverty has published new figures that provide a child poverty map of the whole of the UK. The figures are broken down by parliamentary constituency, local authority and ward. You can download the child poverty map on the End Child Poverty website (PDF).
- Pop Up, Pop In and Play project for disabled children and young people.
- ‘Innovative’ new child abuse review programme takes effect.
- Children in Wales is in the process of planning future developments to their website at www.childreninwales.org.uk - please will you complete this online survey to give them feedback?
- Barnardo’s and Action for Children have been awarded a two-year Children and Families Organisational Grant.
- Towards children's well-being in Europe: Explainer on child poverty in the EU.
- New substance misuse service for children and young people in Cardiff and the Vale.
- ‘It’s Your Choice’ is an apprenticeships e-booklet is an apprenticeships e-booklet - a bi-lingual digital resource, featuring case studies of young Welsh women who have successfully undertaken apprenticeships in non-traditional areas. The booklet is designed to specifically appeal to young women (primarily aged 13-16) at a time when they are beginning to think about the options open to them.
- Have you heard of Cardiff YMCA's Young Carers Project?
- FREE for a limited time - How to involve children and young people in commissioning 'How to' guide.
- On 1 December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau and Independent Safeguarding Authority merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
- Re-Create Cardiff and Vale Play Services Association is running FREE 'Scrap, Stop and Play' sessions on Wednesdays from 10.30am to 2.30pm at Re-Create, Ely Bridge Industrial Estate and on Fridays at North Ely Youth and Community Centre at the same time. The sessions are funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
- Changes to how referrals need to be made for Cardiff Children’s Services
- Children's Commissioner for Wales publishes new child poverty strategy (PDF)
The Children's Commissioner for Wales has released his child poverty strategy, outlining a child-centred approach to tackling poverty and deprivation.
Play Wales has a new website which has new and updated content such as play sufficiency and a section for schools.
A new programme to help get young people into the workforce, sustainable development and European Structural Funds post 2014 were all on the agenda at the recent ministerial meeting with Education Minister Leighton Andrews AM.
Following our consultation event earlier in May, the CCYPFN has submitted a consultation response to the Social Services (Wales) Bill consultation.
Esteem Train is aimed at vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people in South Wales.
The Deputy Minister for Children and Social Services has written a ministerial statement on the expansion of the IFSS.
ASH Wales, the public health charity tackling tobacco use in Wales, is campaigning for a 'plain packaging' law to make cigarettes less appealing to young people.
The Deputy Minister for Social Services and Children has outlined new plans for reform to the adoption system in Wales.
The annual Chief Inspector's report for the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales has found that improvements were made to services during 2010-11, but more work is needed to deliver consistently good services.
The Committee of Ministers has adopted the new Council of Europe Strategy for the rights of the child for 2012-2015.
The CCYPFN has a wide variety of resources available for members to tap into. Here are some useful links you might like to look at.
You will also find more useful information in the CCYPFN Document Library - including the
Directory of Third Sector Services for Children, Young People and Families in Cardiff 2011.
To find out more:
|Wed May 22 12:00 AM|
Mental Health Today Wales
|Wed May 22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM|
Refugees in Wales: How to foster diversity and access skills
|Wed May 22 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM|
C3SC training: Social Media Strategies
|Fri May 24 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
‘Big Band: Big Night’
|Sat May 25 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM|
ME Awareness Day
|Tue May 28 12:00 AM|
The Basics of the Equality Act (2010)