• Information for Charities

    Charity Commission: Protecting your charity from fraud: Information about fraud, how to spot it and what you can do to protect against it. A responding to fraud infographic has been added to the ‘Reporting fraud’ section of the guide. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/protect-your-charity-from-fraud Charity Commission Newsletter Issue 59:  Charity Commission News is a quarterly newsletter providing essential information Continue reading →

  • Towns and Parishes Together Fund

    If you’ve got a good idea for a project, something that’ll really benefit people in your community, but it needs start-up funding to get going, don’t forget that we and Devon’s District Councils have funding available for projects that ‘enhance and make a difference to communities.’ The deadline for applications is 8th February. More information Continue reading →

  • Universal Credit Session – Last chance to book

    Do you work with families who will be moving to Universal Credit? Find out how to support families to access Universal Credit: Thursday 8th February 2018 at Belmont Chapel Exeter, from 6pm to 8pm. Job Centre Plus staff will be bringing you up to date on what we need to know to support our families. Continue reading →

  • Childcare inquiry – submit written evidence by 9th February 2018

    The Treasury Committee has launched a new inquiry into childcare policy and its influence on the economy. The Committee will examine the role high quality, accessible, flexible and affordable childcare can play in supporting labour productivity. It will consider the overall package of Government initiatives that aim to make childcare affordable, how the individual initiatives Continue reading →

  • Tax Free Childcare further roll out

    From 15 January, Tax-Free Childcare opens to parents whose youngest child is under 9, or who turns 9 on that date. The scheme will open to all remaining eligible families with children under 12 on 14 February 2018. This means all eligible parents will be able to apply for Tax-Free Childcare before the end of this Continue reading →

  • NSPCC Definitions and signs of child abuse: factsheet

    The NSPCC Knowledge and Information Service has published a factsheet providing guidance for professionals who work with children on how to recognise the signs of child abuse. The guidance includes: physical abuse neglect sexual abuse child sexual exploitation harmful sexual behaviour emotional abuse domestic abuse bullying and cyberbullying child trafficking female genital mutilation