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A night out with Eddie Jones

A night out with Eddie Jones

A big thank you to our friends at Tucker's Hall who made Young Devon one of their beneficiaries of this year's fundraising dinner. The dinner, which was held at Exeter Chief's Sandy Park ground, saw England Rugby Coach Eddie Jones give a fantastic after-dinner speach which helped raise even more money for the charity partners.   Tuckers Hall has been home to The Incorporation of Weavers, Fullers & Shearmen, the historic guild of Exeter's ancient cloth trade, since 1471.  Young Devon is delighted to have developed a strong relationship with Tuckers Hall through our shared committment to…

What North Devon Hub Group wants for YP Mental Health in Schools...

What North Devon Hub Group wants for YP Mental Health in Schools...

Young Devon Hub Groups are made up of young people aged 11 - 19 who want to have their say about mental health within their communities. The Hub groups meet once a month and are an opportunity for young people to give their opinions on how mental health is viewed in schools by students and teachers, creating ways to help other young people and making improvements to mental health services.  The North Devon Hub Group is made up of 8 young people in years 8, 9 and 10 from different schools across North Devon. They were recently asked: If you could improve 4 things in schools to help young people…

Chief Executive Officer Vacancy with Young Devon

Chief Executive Officer Vacancy with Young Devon

Young Devon is looking for an inspirational and influential leader who will be able to build upon progress and direction in recent years, and continue to build Young Devon’s reputation, young-person centred approach, and high-quality services. Location: DevonSalary: £60,000 - £65,000 Young Devon is a charity that operates to make Devon a better place for all young people by reducing disadvantage, improving opportunities and to change the odds in favour of young people Young Devon has been tackling disadvantage and improving opportunities for young people across Devon since 1949. Over the past…

Young Devon are Disability Confident

Young Devon are Disability Confident

We are pleased to announce that Young Devon have just successfully completed the review for our Disability Confident status.  This confirms that we are taking all of the core actions to be a Disability Confident employer. We are committed to our status as a Disability Confident employer and in continuing our Disability Confident journey, aim to ensure that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. If anyone has any experiences they would like to share in regard to the above, please contact the HR…

Young Minds - Understanding Self Harm Free online course (Parents)

Young Minds - Understanding Self Harm Free online course (Parents)

Young Minds have developed a free online counselling course designed to help parents talk about the issues of self harm with their children.  The Course  This online course, ‘Talking to your children about emotional resilience and self-harm’, has been designed to provide you with a basic awareness of the subject to help you approach your children with confidence about the issue.  The course will help you to:  Know what self-harm is and why young people may do it Know what makes young people vulnerable to self-harming behaviour Understand in what ways you can support a young person is who…

Oxford Youth 'Train The Trainer' Training Resources For those of you attending the Oxford Youth Train The Trainer Training today, we have uploaded... More►

Plan B Success!!

Plan B Success!!

Plan B have recieved excellent results after a recent Survey sent out to Young People and hosts!  Young People and Hosts gave both extremely positive and valuable feedback that will help to inform our next steps and improvements to the service in the future! We were delighted to discover that young people felt that they were well supported by Young Devon staff and that they were able to move forward with their goals and make changes to their life as a result of Plan B.  'Support Staff helped motivate me and have supported me to make my relationships with family much better' We are pleased to…

Child Sexual Exploitation Guide for Practitioners The Department for Education (DfE) has published a definition of child sexual exploitation... More►

Showcasing young, local talent at Sidmouth Youth Centre

Showcasing young, local talent at Sidmouth Youth Centre

Sidmouth Youth Centre has been a hive of activity recently as staff, and young volunteers have been busy redecorating the place.  The Social Action Group, formed of young people who are keen to get involved in campaigns and community work, are running the project. They recently enlisted the help of Sam Giles, a local graffiti artist to update the outside of The Youth Centre. Sam had previously run graffiti workshops for young people at the centre and was keen to bring his spray paint in to help with this larger scale project. Sam is a self-taught graffiti artist and explained that his style is…

Substance misuse and young people course comissioned by South Devon and Dartmoor Community Safety Partnership Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Teignbridge District Council

Substance misuse and young people course comissioned by South Devon and Dartmoor Community Safety Partnership Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Teignbridge District Council

  Please see message below from Becca Hewitt with course details:  Good afternoon. Following intelligence suggesting professionals would benefit from more information on substance misuse and young people, we have commissioned a course, to be delivered locally, by YSmart. We will be charging a nominal sum of £25pp in order that we can maximise the funds we have in order to expand the course to as many professionals as possible.  The one day courses are to be held at the following locations: Wednesday 8th March, Cary Room, South Hams District Council Offices, Totnes.  Refreshments from 0900,…

Young Devon 1/2 Day HR Workshops

Young Devon 1/2 Day HR Workshops

We are pleased to announce the topics that will be covered in the four HR half day workshops during 2017 4th April 2017    This workshop will focus on ‘Recruitment, induction and retention’ and will include:- Our recruitment process Putting together an advert, Job Description, shortlisting grids and interview questions Selection process including tests, interview panel (including young people panel) DBS process Our induction process Probation period and why this is important What can we do to help retain staff? This workshop would be of benefit to those who are new at line managing staff;…

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