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Welcome to the ECVYS website
Here you will find updates on ECVYS activities, meetings, events, training and grants.
ECVYS exists to support the voluntary youth services in Essex and we are proud to represent, train and empower our members.
Our members work with over 240,000 children & young people across Essex
Watch this space for future updates and exciting news, check out the blog pages above, and do let us know your thoughts too.
-Rachel & Sharon
We recognise that the voluntary sector is on the frontline of youth work in our communities and often we are so busy ‘doing’ and working our socks off to make a difference with our young people that we don’t always realise what others around us are doing. Each organisation in our sector is such a valuable resource that now more than ever we need to pull together and think about the work we are doing, what it is that our young people need to keep them safe, and how we can work more effectively together to help them.
The Trustees of ECVYS would like to formally invite you to a summit at Chelmsford Cathedral on the 14th January from 6.15pm-8pm.
Alongside partners from the Violence & Vulnerability unit, ECC, Healthwatch and the Police we would love you to come along and be a part of this important summit to highlight what we are all doing, and think about how we can best serve the young people in Essex and keep them safe from harm.
We will also be encouraging groups who come along to share (for no more than 2 minutes each) about what youth work they run in their communities, any specific work they are doing that links to the issue, and what they feel needs to happen to tackle the issue further. Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be prepared to fill one of these slots as we would love to hear from you.
Thank you so much, please do spread the word about the Summit to anyone in the voluntary sector that you feel has something to share or indeed anyone who is just interested in this topic and would like to listen in over a coffee and a cake!
Hopefully together we can be testimony to the great work that is happening in Essex through the sector (including Southend & Thurrock) and create a valuable way forward for the future of young people’s safety.
Saturday 12th October 2019, 9.30am (for a 10am start) – 3pm at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford
Youth Violence & knife crime is a growing concern throughout the country
& Essex is no exception
Join us for this very unique conference for all those who volunteer or work within a voluntary youth setting to find out about the Essex picture, join in with some brilliant workshops & be inspired as to how we can help tackle this issue together
· Jane Gardner, The deputy Police & Fire Crime Commissioner
· Gavin McKenna, CEO of Reach Every Generation
Crime & punishment, Important roles that families can play,
Brecks last game & safeguarding, Using drama as an outreach tool,
Sharing real life stories as a way to engage with young people,
The growing risk to primary age children, Operation Raptor & Essex police,
Doing detached work with gangs.
If you are engaged in youth work in any way at all, then
BOOK UP NOW to be a part of this brilliant day!
ECVYS members (£10) https://bit.ly/2WGV2gT
NON members (£20) https://bit.ly/2HSyFx0
We are pleased to announce that we have been invited to join the Essex Safeguarding Children’s Board Executive Committee to represent the voluntary sector. This is a great opportunity to expand on the work we already do in partnership with the ESCB and we are excited to work with them to enable, promote and further join up safeguarding within the brilliant voluntary sector in Essex.