Keeping children safe online – what resources are there to help those who find themselves with kids at home right now? Protect children and young people against cyber bullying.
Covid 19 update – support for renters, and with energy bills, for vulnerable children as schools close, free mobile access to NHS info, and a National Emergencies Trust appeal has launched.
National Child Exploitation Awareness Day is on 18 March. Find out more, and get hold of some images to use on your social media to help the campaign.
Government consultations around the DWP engaging with disabled people, care leavers provision, rthe dormant assets scheme, and the Victims’ Code.
Cornwall Council has approved a budget that will improve social care provision, as well as climate change plans, rural transport, and waste, and introduce a Real Living Wage for Council staff.
March awareness raising: Cancer and other health conditions, Fair Trade, inequality, debt, family safety, St Piran, World Book Day, women, stopping smoking, forests, single parents, and more!
Safeguarding round-up – FGM reporting, stalking protection orders, abuse in the Catholic Church, protecting children overseas from UK abusers, and removing CSA images online.
Funding opportunities for disadvantaged children, and for disadvantaged communities, plus to help people realise their sporting ambitions, and the Comic Relief Community Fund.
Funding to run holiday clubs, and additional government funding for schools to offer breakfast clubs and holiday provision.
More schools than ever are buying in mental health support for their pupils, and 80% of pupils supported by the Community and Hospital Education Service have mental health needs.
Consultations – HeadStart Legacy Fund, Cornwall Council’s adult mental health plan and clean air strategy, the Youth Voice Census and TV licences. Please participate and share. Deadlines imminent.
The Royal Foundation has launched a survey around early years, looking at the most important factors influencing children aged 0-5. Please take part & share widely!
Got ideas for projects that will benefit women and girls in Cornwall? Cornwall Women’s Fund has opened for its first founding round!
A busy month of awareness days, including around health, LGBT+, sexual abuse, hearing, volunteering, Fairtrade, dignity in care, safer internet, and random acts of kindness.
Young people (13-24) with an awareness of and enthusiasm for environmental matters are invited to apply as Eco Ambassadors with the Eco-Generation Regional Ambassadors Programme.
Health news – a new provider for the C-Card scheme, a pilot of telemedicine in care homes, and a campaign to encourage take-up of the MMR vaccine plus positive news around HPV.
Women in the news – birth rate changes and challenges, domestic abuse, This Girl Can overcoming taboos in sport, and hi-tech work culture impacting families.
News around children – mental health appointment cancellations, preventing cyberbullying, tackling period stigma, and the numbers of child refugees.
Access, the Foundation for Social Investment, is rolling out its funding programme to charities and social enterprises working in mental health & equality, homelessness and youth.
Various funding opportunities – around the criminal justice sector, improving digital skills, US.UK bilateral ties, and children’s welfare. Some close before the end of January.