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Oxfordshire Children and Voluntary Youth Services OX4

Location: UK » South East » OX

Our organisation provides training, advice and support to small grassroots organisations through to large organisations working with young people. We provide training for frontline practitioners, support with fundraising, service planning and represent the sector at a strategic level in planning local services with the Local Authority.

We provide a range of support to organisations around delivering services to young people, which includes making sure adequate safeguarding procedures are in place across our organisations and keeping our members legally complaint in providing services for young people. We also disseminate best practice around the county. We provide a range of support to local start up groups and in particular we are now providing support to volunteers who have taken over the running of community assets.

We have also provided the youth volunteering infrastructure for the county over the last three years, and placed over 3100 young people in volunteering across a vast body of organisations.

These cuts have cut our volunteering programme almost in its entirety, and we can no longer provide workforce training to equip the voluntary sector with the skills they need to do youth work. Our organisation lost over 90% of its funding and is set to close in March 2012 unless we can secure further funds for our vital work to ensure that there is a skilled workforce in the voluntary sector, providing services to our most vulnerable young people.

 

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