Children and young people
Children and young people are among the main users of services delivered by voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) in Newcastle. View some of the facts and figures for every 100 children in Newcastle. The activities and services VCOs offer include early years and Sure Start services, youth work and support for families, clubs, leisure and education.
How we can help you...
...supporting and developing
...involving and networking
- join the CHYP IN network
- keep up to date by reading CHYP IN, the quarterly newsletter focusing on children and young people; and the children and young people entry in the weekly NCVS e-inform
- search for other VCOs working with children and young people via our online database of VCOs in Newcastle
- talk to us about how we can help you link up with other VCOs working with children and young people
...representing and influencing
The voluntary and community sector has an important role in the Children's Trust and over 20 VCO representatives are involved in the Children's Trust partnership groups, Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board and its committees, and other related multi agency groups. Reps are supported by Newcastle CVS through a quarterly reps meeting and they bring reports to the CHYP IN network and CHYP IN newsletter.
A review of the CHYP IN network and plans for next year were agreed at the CHYP IN network in 2011. They include
- Supporting the sector’s involvement in Newcastle Children's Trust along with developing clear messages from the sector
- Promoting the interests of the sector in relation to commissioning arrangements
- Support for groups to respond to the needs of the changing population of children in Newcastle, now that one in five children are from BME communities
- Assessing current engagement with integrated working and information sharing, with a focus on the training and development needs of smaller groups and single worker projects
- Support for use of CAF and promotion of Safe Network toolkit especially for smaller groups and groups form BME communities
- Developing a training and seminar programme jointly with the local authority