The Voluntary Sector Children’s Services Forum (VSCSF) provides an opportunity for Third Sector organisations that work in, or have an interest in, services for children and young people to work together and share knowledge, skills and resources to support children, families and communities in the Falkirk Council area to reach their full potential.
The Third Sector – comprising community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and individual volunteers – plays a vital in providing services for children and families in Falkirk, and this forum allows their voices, issues, concerns and views to be raised within Community Planning and the priorities and outcomes of the Strategic Outcomes and Local Delivery (SOLD) Plan.
Terms of Reference
Terms of Reference will be available soon.
Online Discussion Boards
Alongside the 4 forum meetings a year, we now facilitate an Online Discussion Board to support the work of the forum. The purpose of this discussion board is to allow colleagues to share information, raise issues and ask questions between the quarterly meetings. These discussions will be used to help to influence the agendas of upcoming meetings, with outcomes of conversations being fed back to the discussion boards. You can access the discussion board for this forum by clicking on the following link: Voluntary Sector Children’s Services Online Discussion Board.
The Online Discussion Boards are publicly accessible, but you will need to register, and be logged in to be able to contribute to the discussions.
The forum continues to support “virtual” membership through the Online Discussion Boards. We realise it is not always possible to attend a meeting in person. As a virtual member of the forum you will have the opportunity to access the agendas and minutes of meetings through this page, engage with other forum members and take part in the discussion boards, raise issues and influence the work of the forum.
We hope you enjoy using the online discussion boards. If you do have any queries, or have any issues accessing or using the discussion boards, please contact David Gardener by phone: 01324 692010, or email: David@cvsfalkirk.org.uk
Dates of Future Meetings
- Thursday 31st May 2018
- Thursday 30th August 2018
- Thursday 29th November 2018
All meetings will be held from 10am – 12pm and unless stated above, will be held at the CVS Falkirk office, Unit 6 The Courtyard, Callendar Business Park, Callendar Road, Falkirk, FK1 1XR.
Agenda for next meeting – Thursday 31st May 2018 (will be available soon).
If there are any issues, speakers or areas of interest you would like added to the agenda of future meetings, please contact David Gardener by email: David@cvsfalkirk.org.uk or phone: 012324 692000
Minutes of Previous Meetings
- Thursday 1st March 2018 (meeting cancelled), Agenda 01.03.18
- Thursday 7th December 2017, Agenda 07.12.2017
- Thursday 21st September 2017 (meeting cancelled), Agenda 21.09.17
- Thursday 22nd June 2017, Agenda 22.06.17
David Gardener – David@cvsfalkirk.org.uk; 01324 692010
Falkirk Children’s Commission
Falkirk Children’s Commission is a sub group of Falkirk Community Planning Partnership. The Commission is a multi-agency collaborative that leads and supports agencies to work together to improve outcomes and meet the needs of children and young people. Falkirk Children’s Commission has representatives from all services, statutory and voluntary, working within Children’s Services in Falkirk.
The Commission oversee the work on Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) in Falkirk. Further information about the Commission, GIRFEC, the Integrated Children’s Services Plan and other useful resources can be accessed on the For Falkirk’s Bairns Practitioner Pages.
A briefing document on the Named Person Service and information sharing is available on the Falkirk GIRFEC webpage. The briefing seeks to address concerns regarding information sharing, raised as a result of the recent Supreme Court ruling earlier in the year.
For further information, including on the Named Person Service, please visit the Falkirk GIRFEC webpage.
An Introduction to Wellbeing Card Game
Developed by Children in Scotland and The National Third Sector GIRFEC Project, the Wellbeing Card Game is designed to help community groups, clubs and other organisations to understand how their work contributes to the wellbeing of children and young people, using the 8 SHANARRI indicators.
The game is free to use, and comes with an introduction leaflet that gives a little background and instructions on how to play the game. To download the resources, please visit the Children in Scotland website.
CVS Falkirk now have 6 copies of the Wellbeing Card Game available for loan; for further information, please contact David Gardener by phone: 01324 692010, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org