News from the CLD Standards Council
Brrrr 🥶⛄. It is a winter wonderland for most of us at the moment and we hope you are all keeping safe and warm 😊
Annual Member Lecture and Conference 2022 – Evaluation
Don’t forget to complete your Conference Evaluation if you attended online or in person. We’re keen to get your views on what worked and what we can do better next time!
All materials from the event will be available on an i-develop space soon – we’re just waiting for the tech folks to work their magic with the videos!
Cost of Living Crisis Members Meet-up
Thanks to those of you who came along last week to give us some insight into how the Cost of Living Crisis is affecting CLD. We had lots of great feedback but it’s not too late – if you’d like to tell us how the crisis is affecting you, your learners, or your organisation please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add your feedback in.
CLD Standards Council: Member Meet-up – Christmas Blether, 22 December, 1pm
Come and join us for a members Christmas 🎄 get together and blether.
It’s an opportunity for us to get together, don our finest Christmas jumpers if we have them, and share some time together before the festivities begin.
There may even be a quick quiz if you’re lucky – Ho, Ho, Ho…! 🎅
(Mince pies and mulled wine optional)
National Occupational Standards
Work is continuing on the reviews of Community Development and Family Learning NOS, alongside the creation of a new suite of NOS for Adult Learning.
So far, over 130 stakeholders (practitioners, training providers, employers and more) have taken part in focus groups across the UK. But we still want to hear more!
From January – March 2023, we’d appreciate it if you can spare some time to get involved. Here’s what’s coming up:
The second round focus group for Scotland is being held on Friday, 13 January 2023, 1pm-3.30pm.
This will be followed up by an online survey which will bring together feedback from the two rounds of focus groups and allow a final chance for input to the creation process.
A sector feedback session has been scheduled for 27 February 2023, 10am-12pm where stakeholders from all nations will be updated on how feedback gathered through focus groups and surveys has informed the creation of the NOS.
An online survey which brings together feedback from the two rounds of focus groups and the short Purpose and Values survey, will be open for two weeks from 23 January 2023. Watch this space for the link!
A sector feedback session has been scheduled for 2 March 2023, 10am-12pm where stakeholders from all nations will be updated on how feedback gathered through focus groups and surveys has informed the revisions to the NOS.
The second round focus group for Scotland is being held on Wednesday, 18 January 2023, 3.30-5.30pm.
This will be followed up by an online survey which will bring together feedback from the two rounds of focus groups and allow a final chance for input to the review process.
A sector feedback session has been scheduled for 24 February 2023, 10am-12pm where stakeholders from all nations will be updated on how feedback gathered through focus groups and surveys has informed the revisions to the NOS.
All information about the NOS reviews is available on our NOS webpage.
Have Your Say Update for 2022
As a member of the CLD Standards Council we value your voice and we like to hear it!
We are committed to supporting the development of policy and research that impacts you, our members, as well as the learners and communities that we work in across Scotland.
In 2022, through supporting members to have a voice by hosting focus groups, delivering surveys and facilitating ‘Have Your Say‘ sessions, we have made informed responses to consultations and policy developments such as The Adult Learning Strategy, The Youth Work Strategy, The National Improvement Framework, Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy and National Discussion on Scottish Education.
We are currently delving deep into Skills Delivery Independent Review, Professor Haywards Independent Review of Qualifications and Assessment, and Post School Education, Research and Skills consultation. Watch this space for 2023 so you can get involved and together we can continue to inform and support the continuing development of CLD sector in Scotland.
News from the CLD Sector
The nominations for YouthLink Scotland’s National Youth Work Awards are now open! The National Youth Work Awards celebrates youth work and the youth workers who make a difference every year in the lives of young people. The awards are a mixture of universal, targeted and specialist youth work provision.
Community-led health is a way of improving health and wellbeing that starts with what people say is important to them. It supports communities experiencing disadvantage and poor health to identify what they find important, and to take the lead in developing solutions. Visit Scottish Community Development Centre’s (SCDC) website to find out more on Community Health Exchange (CHEX).
The Parish Online tool, which is already used widely across England and Wales, has been adapted for Scotland and will be useful in enabling communities to easily create Local Place Plans. It could also be a useful way for community groups to engage with their citizens and highlight specific areas of interest or concern in their local areas.
SCVO are continuing to update information, news and resources on their #RunningCostsCrisis hub. It’s a worrying time, but remember that their team is there to provide practical support and to help individuals, families and communities.
International Association for Community Development (IACD) is committed to the continued promotion and development of the Standards as a key resource for community development as a global discipline. They would like your views on what would make them work better for you, as well as help to promote the Standards, share experiences of using them and develop the support they provide to community development practice and education.
Celebrating community-led built environment projects that have transformed their locality. Organised by the Scottish Civic Trust, with the support of the Scottish Government, the My Place Awards are open to community-led built environment projects in Scotland. Closing date is 12 February.