COVID-19/Coronavirus support for charities

This page is your place for updates on how your charity might be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and the support you can access during this time.

How VAL can support you

During the COVID-19 outbreak we will maintain business as usual with support for the sector for as long as is practically possible.

Our team will be on hand to offer support around keeping your organisation running during the Coronavirus pandemic, how you can recruit and manage volunteers to deliver vital services in your local community and anything else you might need to know.

You can access this support in three ways:

During this period we would ask you to be patient when waiting for a reply. We will continue to issue regular updates on this website, via our newsletters and on social media.

Webinars

  • Gamcare: An Introduction to Young People & Problem Gambling Workshop webinar- various dates

    This workshop is for Professionals Who Work With and Support Young People Aged 11-19 years.

    GamCare, is a charity who supports those affected by gambling. They offer an introductory free workshop for professionals who support young people to gain useful knowledge and practical skills to apply in their youth-facing roles.Book your place here. In addition you can book as a team if there’s at least 3-5 members of staff working for the same organisation. Contact: emma.klein@aquarius.org.uk or by phone 07789 945 190.

  • Media Trust: Speed mentoring event - 16/10

    Friday 16 October 2020 – 10:00 – 11:30

    Media Trust is partnering with Twitter in celebration of Black History Month, with a Speed Mentoring event for charities led by or supporting black people and communities. The speed mentoring will consist of mini mentoring groups where 1-2 Twitter volunteers will support a group of 4-6 charities and offer free expert advice.

    This event is aimed at voluntary organisations led by or supporting black people and communities.

    For more details and how to book.

  • Media Trust: Set up and Grow Your Charity Online in partnership with Google Digital Garage - 28/11

    Wednesday 28 October 2020 11:00am – 12:00 noon

    During this webinar, you’ll discover the range of Google for Non-profits resources available and how you can set up your free account. You’ll also learn how to use Ad Grants to achieve your non-profit’s goals and helpful tips for creating effective Ad campaigns to achieve real results. Learn how to access Google Non profits resources and set up an account, Understand how to access Google Ad Grants and Discover how to maximise your impact with Ad Grants. This session is aimed at anyone responsible for the day to day management of their organisation’s digital marketing. Find out more and how to book.

  • Holding an Effective Multi-Agency team around the family (TAF) meeting - 4/11

    Wednesday 4 November 2020, 9:30am – 12:30pm

    Leicester Safeguarding Children Partnership Board and Leicestershire & Rutland Safeguarding Children Partnership working together to provide safeguarding learning. The learning supports all who work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children & young people. The purpose of the course is to help strengthen the skills of professionals with Early Help responsibilities by developing a greater understanding and confidence in managing an effective TAF meeting. Further details and how to book can be found here.

    To book onto the same course on 12 November click here.

  • Core Awareness in Safeguarding Children & Young People - LLR - 20/10, 29/10, 18/11 & 23/11

    Leicester Safeguarding Children Partnership Board and Leicestershire & Rutland Safeguarding Children Partnership working together to provide safeguarding learning. The learning supports all who work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children & young people. This course will provide participants with learning that will help them to meet the Core Competencies of the LLR Safeguarding Children Competency Framework.

    There are 4 dates available, book your place below:
    Tuesday 20 October 2020 09:30 am – 12:30 noon. /
    Thursday 29 October 2020 09:30am – 12:30 noon
    Wednesday  18 November 2020 1.30pm  to 4.30pm
    Monday 23 November 2020 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)[Excluding Schools] 19/11 & 26/11

    Thursday 19 Nov 2020 & Thursday 26 November 2020 9:30am to 12.30pm

    Leicester Safeguarding Children Partnership Board and Leicestershire & Rutland Safeguarding Children Partnership working together to provide safeguarding learning. The learning supports all who work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children & young people. These courses have to be attended in tandem. This is not an awareness course and therefore an understanding of abuse and neglect and the signs and indicators is required. Both events can be booked here.

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