HELP FOR YOUNG BARNET FOUNDATION MEMBERS
Young Barnet Foundation will be populating this page with information and links for our members.
Last Update 26th November
LATEST INFORMATION - As of 26th November 2020
From 2nd December, the following exemptions apply from gathering limits in ALL TIERS:
for work or providing voluntary or charitable services, including in other people’s homes
for childcare, education or training – meaning education and training provided as part of a formal curriculum
for supervised activities provided for children, including wraparound care (before and after-school childcare), groups and activities for under 18s, and children’s playgroups
for formal support groups, and parent and child groups – up to 15 people aged 5 and older
As of the 26th November there has been no further update on guidance from the National Youth Agency. Their latest update is below, released prior to the second national lockdown is below.
UPDATED GUIDANCE FROM NATIONAL YOUTH AGENCY
** Following the Prime Ministers statement on 31 October 2020 the National Youth Agency can confirm that the youth sector moves into RED on the readiness framework. **
Online and digital youth services
Detached/outdoor local youth services
1-2-1 sessions with high-need young people (indoors)
Small group work session indoors with high need young people (consistent with social distancing guidelines)
Report released on the 19th November by the Youth Endowment Fund.
The Youth Endowment Fund have released this Insights Brief to help organisations working with children and young people. It’s particularly useful if you’re working with children living in difficult circumstances, who might be at risk of becoming involved in crime and violence.
Click here to read the report and further information
Young Barnet Foundation Member Support
Young Barnet Foundation continue to be available to our members for support. We have spoken to over 50 of you individually to understand your short and medium term needs. If you would like to speak to a member of staff please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our short survey
We are here to help you, be it from funding advice and bid writing support to video editing for online content.
Funding Manager Debra Yardley provides members an update at the beginning of July;
There are some new fund available to our members;
Funding available through Trusts and Foundations will start to revert to longer timelines for notification and application will be lengthier.
Please plan for this and look at Match Funding and Crowding Options ( contact Debra if you would like information)
JOHN LYON'S CHARITY SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY FUND (SHAF)
This will be available for activities delivered between 1 July 2020 – 31 August 2020.
The Fund is designed to enable organisations to deliver fun and accessible activities for children and young people during the school holidays.
Currently, SHAF applications can be made for Summer 2020 only.
Maximum grant allowance: £6,000
Application Deadline: 01/08/2020
If you are applying for the SHAF fund and looking to deliver in a public space you will require a letter with permission from the local council. Contact Debra to assist you with your application.
LONDON COMMUNITY RESPONSE FUND
This can fund COVID-19 related provision (current and for the next 6 months) :
CRISIS – essential provision of food, cleaning equipment, adapting to digital for example
ENABLE - summer holiday activity, coming out of lockdown, mental health support for example
ADAPT – reopening services, adapting to COVID-19, enhancing services, responding to demand
Application closing date is not confirmed buy expected to be end of July 2020
We appreciate you may be concerned about your funding arrangements with funders. A statement has been signed by almost every funder including Young Barnet Foundation, to give you reassurance about your reporting, monitoring, payments etc.
Back to Business
As lockdown eases and members are looking to return to face to face delivery Young Barnet Foundation will bring you help and assistance on how to do this safely for staff, volunteers and the young people you work with.
NEW GUIDANCE FOR FACE TO FACE WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
NYA has launched a new factsheet and updated their guidance, as of 4th November 2011, in light of the new lockdown measures imposed by the UK Government. The NYA Guidance is now Red. Please read up on the guidance document
Read more information HERE
COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities
Upcoming Webinars and Training
On Going Training and Support
15 & 30 Minute sessions available. Empower sessions are delivered by video/phone call, you decide, with one of our ‘A’ Team. They are focused completely on your individual needs.
Listen again to Covid Support Webinars
LISTEN AGAIN inc slides and support material
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GDPR - Sharing Personal Data
A great blog here by the ICO.
In summary, the key bit;
Keep it lawful
If you’re not sure whether you should be handling personal data, think about whether it falls into one of the following categories:
Would the person expect me to use their information in this way (legitimate interests)?
Have they given me their clear and unambiguous consent to use their personal information (consent)?
Is the person’s health or safety at risk if I don’t use their personal data (vital interests)?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you can handle and share personal data.
Central Government Advice
Link to the UK Governement's advice can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
Latest advice from government for the charitable sector:
Barnet Council Corona Response
All the latest information and advice from Barnet Council
A list of all CYP activites, including non Barnet based.
Advice for Supplementary Schools
Government lines for queries from parents in relation to school closures and use of out-of-school settings:
To control the spread of COVID-19, the Government has asked all schools to remain closed until further notice, except for children of key workers and vulnerable children; and, as of 23 March, every citizen has been asked to stay at home, except for one of four reasons:
Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk or cycle – alone or with members of your household
Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.
The Government is also stopping all public gatherings of more than two people, except where the gathering is a group of people who live together, or where the gathering is essential for work purposes; and in addition to this has instructed the closure of a number of businesses and venues, including but not limited to: libraries, community centres, and youth centres; indoor and outdoor leisure facilities; and places of worship (except for funerals attended by immediate families). For the full guidance on “Staying at Home and Away from Others”, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others
The implications of this latest advice means that, with the exception of key workers and those with vulnerable children, parents should therefore be keeping their children at home, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. Parents should not be considering the use of alternative or supplementary education settings for their children while this advice is in place – where this would fall foul of these new rules. Anyone found to be failing to comply with the new rules could be fined
Further advice for parents and carers, on what the school closures means for them, can be found here at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers; and more information is to follow on how the DfE will support parents, including with home educating their children. We are currently hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk
Government lines for queries from out-of-school settings:
Out-of-school settings, like other parts of the sector, should be following Government’s new rules on “Staying at Home and Away from Others” (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others); and encouraging others, such as parents with children that would usually attend their settings, to do the same.
Things to do with young people
To support Barnet’s independent cinema:
https://mubi.com/phoenixeastfinchley (may require to subscribe to the Phoenix enewsletter)
A selection of different things:
Activities for children (including some you can do with stuff that you are likely to have at home):
The National Theatre is streaming plays for free every THUR from 2 April:
Free audio books:
Shakespeare’s Globe – streaming of plays
Creative things to do – especially for maintaining good mental health:
Have a virtual visit of 12 museums (there may well be more):
Enjoy a performance by the world-famous Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra:
Take an online course with an Ivy League University (scroll down for humanities and arts courses):
SPACE offers online streaming of performances:
Here is a massive collection of things to do online:
News and Updates
USEFUL DATA ALL IN ONE PLACE - Thanks to London Plus
There are currently lot's of useful datasets and resources being published, but it can be daunting to know which ones to use and where to find them.
LONDON PLUS have collated a list of data resources covering vulnerable groups, demographics, organisational and social inequalities with a short description to help you decide which resources are useful for you.
If you have any further questions about this please contact email@example.com.
A dataset which explores the projected number of vulnerable children located by local authorities and at a constituency level. Head to our website to download the excel sheet which also contains London Plus analysis.
Department for Education
This statistical publication provides the number of schools and pupils in schools in England, using data from the January 2019 School Census, Independent School Census, General Hospital School Census and Alternative Provision Census. Breakdowns are given for school types as well as for pupil characteristics including free school meal eligibility, English as an additional language and ethnicity. This release also contains information about average class sizes.
The GLA Community Response Surveys are a series of surveys which explore the ongoing impact of COVID-19 upon London's civil society.
National Youth Agency
A 24 page report exploring the impact of COVID-19 upon vulnerable young people.
Data which shows which areas are currently suffering the most from Covid-19, and those that have underlying factors—such as age, health and the economy—which may put them at risk. Head to our website to download an excel sheet containing London Plus analysis.
Office for Civil Society
The annual Loneliness Report explores loneliness at a societal level and identifies vulnerable populations.
Race Equality Foundation
A range of resources and information which explore the impact of COVID-19 on race, gender and mental health.
Simetrica-Jacobs and the London School of Economics
The COVID-19 health pandemic is having a major impact on our lives. Very little is known, however, about the effects of the policy responses on people’s wellbeing. They estimate the wellbeing costs of COVID-19 and social distancing measures by looking at the impacts of the pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of people in the UK between 9 and 19 April 2020 using a large survey with nationally representative quotas.
The Red Cross
Map showing Vulnerability Index scores for neighbourhoods (Middle Layer Super Output Areas and devolved nations' equivalents) in the UK.
The Ubele Initiative
A report summarising the impact of COVID-19 on the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) organisations who deliver services to the BAME communities.
A weekly report series by UCL which explores the ongoing affects of COVID-19 on society, with emphasis on vulnerable individuals and groups including those with mental illness, chronic health conditions and the elderly.
The Community Life Survey is held annually to track trends and developments in areas that encourage social action and empower communities.
At the National Data Store, you can find data published by central government, local authorities and public bodies to help you build products and services.
There is also the London Data Store, with data specific to the capital. London Plus have created a guide to help you navigate the data store.
As part of this the London Borough Profiles help paint a general picture of an area by presenting a range of headline indicator data in both spreadsheet and map form to help show statistics covering demographic, economic, social and environmental datasets for each borough, alongside relevant comparator areas. The London Borough Atlas does the same but provides further detailed breakdowns and time-series data for each borough.
A summary of the findings of research commissioned by the funder network Migration Exchange to review the UK migration and refugee sector’s infrastructure and resources, with a focus on contributing to social change following COVID-19.
ONS Mortality Rate for England and Wales, with data for London featured as an epicentre. Includes an interactive mapping tool.
The impact of Coronavirus on food. From an online survey of 4343 adults in Great Britain conducted on 7th-9th April.
Trust for London
London’s Poverty Profile (LPP) provides evidence on and insight into poverty and inequality in London. The LPP is divided into five themes: People, Living Standards, Housing, Work, Worklessness and Benefits, and Shared Opportunities.
Resources and guidance for organisations navigating the pandemic.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
A government report which measures the impact of COVID on the charitable sector.
What Works Centre for Wellbeing
You’ll find this guide useful if you:
1) work for a small or medium-sized charity or social enterprise and want to understand if and how your activities affect the wellbeing of the people you support
2) are responsible for reporting, evaluation or impact
3) have not measured wellbeing very much or at all yet and need some more information and guidance on how to get started.
London Plus have a full list of general resources on their website, which is updated regularly.
Volunteer Preventing Infection Checklist
For those working in the cultural sector, including those who run creative activities, Arts Professional is making advice and info available free here:
A webpage with online creative activities:
Who are Key workers
The National Youth Agency is currently preparing advice for youth providers. In the interim, you can find relevant guidance at:
Online support for Youth work
Youth workers can access shared resources for working online at:
Support around how services can develop a possible cyber or non-face to face offer:
Smart and digital youth work resources:
General Voluntary Sector Guidance
NCVO has provided practical and clear guidance for the voluntary sector in responding to COVID-19, which we would encourage you all to refer to ongoing as you respond to an ever-changing situation.
Click here to visit their website. (Information updated 17/3/20)