Community: Devon-wide

Date Submitted: Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000
Name: Susan Wroe
Organisation: Devon Voluntary Action
Service(s): Children and families
Review(s): Youth service
Asset interested in: No
Service interested in: Yes
Proposal Details: As we anticipate a change in the delivery of statutory Youth Service services in the County, DeVA would like to be able to offer support to VCSE groups and local communities to may wish to take on the local responsibility of delivering support and services to young people. Our offer of support to these groups and communities will be very much focussed on local need but could include: 1. bringing stakeholders and interested parties together in local communities to form planning groups, 2. supporting, where necessary, communities to develop organisations, with the appropriate governance structure, to take on services, 3. providing networking opportunities across localities to share best practice and look at potential partnership activities, 4. providing support with developing appropriate policy and practice, 5. identifying workforce development needs and delivering support or signposting to support to ensure a competent and confident workforce, 6. support groups to plan for the future - both for their business and their sustainability, 7. help providers to build in quality mechanisms, either informal or formal, 8. support them in entering into an asset transfer relationship with DCC where identified. This list forms some of the services we would provide and we would expect to work with other infrastructure support providers in making this service available.