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Subscription website which provides information sheets for community groups on a wide range of issues. Also provide consultancy to community organisations, including one-to-one support on becoming a company or Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), and run a Quality Assurance scheme.
Have a section on their website that covers all areas of Equality.
Provide information about the responsibilities involved in being an employer.
Run a helpline for employers and employees about employment rights and rules.
Allsorts have produced a useful guide to Digital & Social Media including an E-safety policy.
They have gathered sample policies from local LGBT organisations and produced a Policy Toolkit to help organisations wishing to develop their own policies.
Provide a range of guides on quality assurance, monitoriing and evaluation, including PQASSO (Practical Quality Assurance System for Small Organisations). Some resources are free to download from their website.
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Community Works runs the following projects for the voluntary sector in Brighton & Hove:
- A network of elected representatives, who speak on behalf of the sector at council and strategic partnership meetings.
- Six-monthly conferences and other networks where community and voluntary groups can get together and share experiences, information and views
- Volunteer Centre services: You can advertise volunteer opportunities on the Community Works website. They also have a good practice guide for community groups who work with volunteers. It includes sample forms and policies for groups to adapt. They also run a forum for volunteer managers.
- Support for trustees and management committee members
- Business skills volunteering, which brokers relationships between voluntary groups and businesses
- A programme of training courses
- A mentoring scheme
- One-to-one consultancy
- A funding bid reading service
- A bank of sample policies and procedures, to help larger organisations develop their own policies.
- a free monthly DBS advice surgery in partnership with Safety Net, on the first Thursday of every month. You need to book a half-hour slot in advance. If you are using Safety Net for your DBS applications, you can also bring forms and ID documents for checking at the surgery.
- free half-hour one-to-one advice surgeries on any topic. These run on the last Tuesday of each month, between 2pm and 4.30pm. You need to book in advance - email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01273 234023
They have an electronic voting system which is available to hire. This consists of hand-held pads which can be used by people in a meeting to vote. The results are then displayed instantly on a laptop. They also have a wooden ballot box, which groups can borrow.
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Produce a 5 step guide to risk assessment, available online. Also publish a range of health and safety publications, including a guide to drawing up a Safety Policy and Accident Report forms.
The NSPCC Consultancy services provide support and advice to community organisations working with children.
They also have a wide range of publications on child protection and safeguarding children on their website.
This site provides a range of sample policies, successful fundraising applications, employment contracts and other information. To view the documents you have to register, but there is no cost.
Provide a Safeguarding guide for trustees
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Safety Net is a charity that provides training and support for community groups around safeguarding.
They run safeguarding training for community groups, and offer support with developing safeguarding policies. You can arrange a one-to-one session to write a safeguarding policy. This costs £30 for small groups.
They offer a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) application service.
They run a free monthly DBS advice surgery for groups that are members of Community Works, on the first Thursday of every month. You need to book a half-hour slot in advance. If you are using Safety Net for your DBS applications, you can also bring forms and ID documents for checking at the surgery.
They can help organisations use the Simple Quality Protects tool to assess the quality of their work and services.
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