Voluntary Organisations

 

In Bedfordshire there is a network of voluntary and community organisations who work with children, young people and families known as the Voluntary Organisations for Children Young People and Families (VOCypf). 

VOCypf Logo

The mission of this network is to champion the voluntary and community sector working with children, young people and families in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire.

Principles:

VOCypf services should be planned in a coordinated manner to meet needs of the local voluntary and community sector,

  • using collaboration and partnership working across the both the voluntary and statutory sectors
  • promoting the safeguarding of children
  • providing quality services that the voluntary and community sector will have confidence to us
  • underpinned by a commitment to promoting equalities and diversity

Strategic Aims:

  1. To identify the needs of children, young people and families in the local community

  2. To assist local voluntary and community organisations working with children, young people and families to work effectively and deliver quality services

  3. To involve voluntary and community organisations working with children, young people and families by facilitating effective communication, networking and collaboration in the sector and with other sectors

  4. To inform voluntary and community organisations working with children, young people and families by disseminating information on sector developments and opportunities for funding and training

  5. To advocate on behalf of the sector and enhance its role as an integral part of local planning, policy making, commissioning and service delivery

  6. To encourage engagement between local voluntary and community organisations and statutory partners working with children, young people and families, by working collaboratively and promoting effective working relationships to enable the diverse views of the sector to be represented

VOCypf Constitution:

To view the VOCypf constitution, please click here.

For further information please contact Gemma Williamson  (VOCypf Officer) on: 01234 354366    

Email:   gemma@voc-ypf.org       

Website: www.voc-ypf.org

 

Multi-Faith Safeguarding Hub Link: For your information.

Central Bedfordshire Safeguarding Children Board has produced and example safeguarding policy to help small voluntary and faith groups develop their own safeguarding policy - please click here

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