Voluntary Sector Forum

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The Lincolnshire Children and Young People’s Voluntary Sector Forum (CYPVSF) aims to be a positive voice for voluntary sector views across the county. The CYPVSF are always looking to improve the effectiveness of the third sector in Lincolnshire in providing better outcomes for children, young people and their families.

This well established working Forum is open to any voluntary organisations or local community groups working in the sector, including social enterprise, charities, independent and private nurseries and child minders.

The Forum seeks to harness the existing skills, drive and resources within the children and young peoples sector by connecting people to improve partnership working and provide an excellence on frontline delivery services for children and young people.

Our Vision

Working together we will ensure that every child and young person, in every part of county, has the best possible start in life and is able to achieve their potential. We will provide support to those who need it and ensure that all children are able to achieve our 5 principles: Early Intervention and Prevention; Safeguarding and best Start in Life; Aspiration and Well Being; Learning and Achievement; Best Use of Resources.

  • Do you want to play a part in the Lincolnshire’s vision for children and young people?
  • Do you want your groups to have a say in how things develop in Lincolnshire?
  • Do you want to know how your voice can be heard by the local authority?
  • If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of these questions: The Children and Young People’s Voluntary Sector Forum is the group to link up with.

Membership

The Children and Young People’s Voluntary Sector Forum (CYPVSF) are always looking to improve the effectiveness of the third sector in Lincolnshire in providing better outcomes for children, young people and their families.

The purpose of the Forum

  • Be a positive forum for voluntary sector views

To provide a platform for effective partnership working

  • Influence and be pro-active in the development of services for children and young people
  • Dissemination and exchange of information and views
  • Offer opportunities for direct consultation within children and young people’s services
  • Market a positive and professional image of the Voluntary Community Sector.

Governance

  • Open to all Children’s Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations
  • Not a ‘Corporate Body’
  • Provides delegates from the sector within strategic networks

Expectations

  • We aim to have meetings on a minimum of a quarterly basis
  • All members contribute to a positive and supportive atmosphere
  • Willingness to exchange, share and contribute to increase effectiveness of Forum
  • Umbrella bodies to pass on information to their members
  • Representation at strategic networks
  • Arrange working groups as needs arise
  • To maintain a minimum of 4 representatives from the Forum and the children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership
  • At least 1 member of the Board/Executive of the CYPSP
  • To consider geographical access for forum members
  • Members are expected to keep themselves informed about current issues and policies at the forum and the strategic partnership and disseminate that information

To become a member of the Voluntary Sector Forum then please complete the Membership Application Form.

Representation

4-19 Strategic PartnershipSafeguarding
Joy Blundell, Acts Trust joy@actstrust.org.ukKerry Mitchell, Barnardo’s kerry.mitchell@barnardos.org.uk
Linda Priestley, LCVYS Linda.Priestley@lincolnshire.gov.ukLeila Barron, Action for Children Leila.Barron@actionforchildren.org.uk
Kerry Mitchell, Barnardo’s kerry.mitchell@barnardos.org.uk 

 

I fyou have any questions or queries regarding the Voluntary Sector Forum then e-mail cypvsf@childrenslinks.org.uk

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Last updated: 13 May 2016

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