Early Years and Childhood Partnership news
Date: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Venue: St Pauls Centre, St Pauls Gate, Dumaresq Street, JE2 3RL
Unfortunately, due to the snow and severe weather, we had to postpone the last Knowledge Makes Change seminar originally planned for 1st March.
We now have a new date, so you are re-invited to attend the fifth seminar in the Knowledge Makes Change series with Brian Lamb speaking on Engaging Parents in Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs on Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 18.30 – 20.30 at St Pauls Centre, St. Helier. A flier and Eventbrite details will be circulated shortly.
The Early Years Childhood Partnership (EYCP) is excited to launch its new Facebook page. Please like the page and share with your friends and colleagues who would like to keep up to date with future events, initiatives and consultations from the EYCP.
Your support will help the EYCP to achieve its vision for Jersey to be the best place for all children to grow up.
JSPB-NSPCC PANTS campaign & Helpline Development Project
Jersey Safeguarding Partnership Board and its partners are working together with the NSPCC on a joint local PANTS campaign with the aim of protecting children from sexual abuse. This campaign encourages parents, carers and professionals to have conversations with children about how to stay safe from sexual abuse in an age-appropriate way
JSPB and the NSPCC are also working in partnership to develop the NSPCC Helpline for local communities in Jersey. The aim is to encourage more people to contact the Helpline at the earliest opportunity to explore any concerns they may have about a child’s safety or wellbeing or to ask for advice and support. The Helpline will be localised for Jersey and is available 24/7 to any member of the public or any professional/practitioner. It is now free to call from Jersey and people can remain anonymous if they wish. The Helpline can also be contacted online.
There will be a children’s launch on Friday 13th April at Tamba park from 10am where the Pantosaurus dinosaur will be coming along and there will be activities for children. Normal entry fees to Tamba Park will apply. This launch will take place in one area of Tamba Park to give people the option of attending the park without engaging in this event. The Helpline will also launch on this day.
A week later on 20th April there will be a professionals’ launch (repeated morning and afternoon session) at Town Hall where guest speakers from the NSPCC will be speaking about Child Sexual Abuse. Eventbrite booking will be available early next week. The link will be circulated once live. The event is free and open to any professional working with children.
The campaign will run for 12 months across Jersey. For further information on how you can be involved or any other questions, please contact Shelley Regal on S.Regal2@govje or 01534 445148 at the Safeguarding Partnership Board.
Making it REAL Network Meetings
If you are trained in Making it REAL or are running (or have run) a Making it REAL project in your school or setting then please do come to one of our next Network Meetings on either the 19th or 20th March 2018.
- Monday 19th March – 4.00 till 5.00, Grouville School, La Rue de la Haye Du Puits, JE3 9DL
- Tuesday 20th March – 3.30 till 4.30, Bel Royal School, La Rue de Haut, Jersey JE3 1JQ
Network Meetings are good opportunities to hand in your project data and discuss ways of accessing support, as well as welcoming your feedback on delivering the programme so far and answering any questions you may have.
We will also be handing out some additional materials and treats at these network meetings as well as planning for the next year of Making it REAL across the island – so do come along and have your say in what happens next!
Let us know if you can make it by emailing Kate Elston at Jersey Child Care Trust on Kate@jcct.org.je
Child Accident Prevention Jersey News
Dial 999 for Emergency: does your child know how to make the call?
Child Accident Prevention Jersey has recently been delivering assemblies entitled “Make The Call” to the island’s 7 to 11 year-olds. The assemblies are being delivered by Mandy Le Tensorer from Child Accident Prevention Jersey and representatives from States Of Jersey Fire & Rescue Service.
Mandy, who is employed by Family Nursing & Home Care as coordinator for CAPJ said, “So far we have visited almost half of the island’s primary schools and we have had a great time talking to the children about what they need to know when making a 999 call. There are a number of misconceptions about calling the emergency services and we hope to make sure that children have the correct information so that they are able to make the call and get the help needed as quickly as possible”. She went on to say, “It would be great if this assembly led to discussions at home about what to do in an emergency. Parents and carers could talk to children about the importance of knowing their address and phone numbers, and making escape plans.”
Please visit the Child Accident Prevention Jersey website for lots of child safety resources.
On 19th July 2018 Child Accident Prevention Jersey will be holding a child-safety event, open to parents, grandparents and any adult caring for or working with children. The event will take place at Highlands College and will cover important topics such as home safety, preventing drowning, fire safety, car-seat safety, First Aid and playing safe.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet local experts in the field of safety and to experience a number of scenarios designed to stimulate thinking about safety and accident prevention. Please click on the title link to find out more and to book your place.
Research and practice from the UK and international contexts
The Communication Trust has launched a new Professional Development Video: Talking to parents about their child’s speech, language and communication. This video is intended to be used as a professional development resource, to enhance confidence and skills in talking with parents about their child’s speech, language and communication development and skills, with reflection and discussion points throughout.
Thank you for reading.
Early Childhood Development Programme
The National Children’s Bureau is leading the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programme in Jersey in partnership with States of Jersey, the Jersey Child Care Trust, and the Early Years & Childhood Partnership. The ECD programme is working to improve outcomes for young children and their families in Jersey.
KMC is part of the Early Childhood Development Programme. The programme is led by the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) in partnership with the States of Jersey and Jersey Child Care Trust, informed by the Education Department, Health and Social Services, the Early Years and Childhood Partnership and the Jersey Safeguarding Partnership Board. The programme is funded by UBS Optimus Foundation UK.
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