CLDSC Member Bulletin – 05 May 2021

Summer of Play funding

£15 million has been allocated to local authorities for the targeted provision of holiday activities, working alongside local partners. The priority for this £15m investment is to help address the negative impacts associated with extended periods of isolation and lack of participation in normal activities during the pandemic. It is to provide opportunities for them to socialise and reconnect with peers and others during the summer through delivery of a range of activities within local communities. 

Using a rights based approach will enable a broad range of children’s rights to be further realised during this time. This includes the right to play; freedom to meet up with friends and socialise; right to receive support to help them recover their health, dignity, self-respect and social life. It is also about making sure children and young people’s views are listened to and actively inform the next stages of the easing back towards normality.

A national marketing strategy is being developed to support this and will include a stakeholder toolkit that local partners can use to promote their own activities. Details will be shared once available.

Responsible or active citizens? Young people’s citizenship and the 2020 Scottish Exam results demonstrations

Dr Stuart Moir and his colleague at the University of Edinburgh are looking for some help in recruiting young people to take part in their research. 

This very short video will give some detail of their research. But, in summary, they are looking to interview any young people over 16 years old who took part in the SQA exam protests or campaigns.

As to the help, they would be grateful if you could share the link to the video on any social media platform or send it on to anyone young people that you think might have been involved in the protests or campaigns. Also to contacts, like teachers, who might know some young people who were involved. And if you can, encourage people to either take part in the research if it’s relevant to them, or to pass it on to their own relevant contacts. 

Re-starting your services safely Webinar
12 May 2021 2pm – 3.30pm

SCVO along with Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) and Public Health Scotland (the team behind the Supporting Communities Safely resource) invite you to join them for an overview of the very latest guidance as well as practical advice, tools and resources to help you get your service up and running safely.  Further information and registration details can be found on the SCVO website.

National Numeracy Day 19 May 2021

CLD Standards Council is proud to be a National Numeracy Day Champion! Alongside the charity National Numeracy, we are supporting children, young people and adults to feel confident about numbers.  National Numeracy Day raises awareness of the importance of numbers in everyday life.  There will be a host of free online events, videos and resources including inspirational stories and practical advice from real-life learners and celebrities including Rachel Riley, Martin Lewis and Bobby Seagull.

Have a browse of the National Numeracy Day webpage.  And follow the latest updates on Twitter using #NationalNumeracyDay

Scottish Government Survey On Role Of Volunteering And The Third Sector Response To Covid-19

This survey aims to understand more about the volunteer response from the perspectives of:

  • Local and national organisations working directly with volunteers
  • Third Sector Interfaces, Local Authorities, HSCPs and other ‘infrastructure’ organisations that have supported the volunteer response across an area or sector.

Your contribution to this research will help to understand the current situation for volunteering, and to identify and respond to emerging needs as we move into the next phase of the pandemic and recovery in Scotland. The survey data will also be used to support the UK-wide Mobilising UK Voluntary Action research project, led by Northumbria University, which is investigating the role of volunteering in the pandemic response. 

Scottish Government Survey On Role Of Volunteering And The Third Sector Response To Covid-19 survey is open until 23 May 2021 and results will be published in summer 2021.

Education Scotland Adult Learning Webinars

  • CLD Adult Learning Webinar – Wednesday 26th May 2021: 10am – 11am,. This webinar is for CLD Adult Learning practitioners or those with an interest. Highlights will include Maths Week Scotland, small grants fund, Glasgow Life Walking group adaptation and Nature Scotland, outdoor resources. Sign up for the CLD Adult Learning Webinar on Eventbrite.
  • CLD Adult Literacy Webinar – Wednesday 2nd June 2021: 10am – 11am. This webinar is for CLD Adult Literacy practitioners or those with an interest. Highlights will include City Of Glasgow Literacy App, Maths Week Scotland small grants fund & LEAD Scotland on accessibility information. Sign up for the CLD Adult Literacy Webinar on Eventbrite.
  • ESOL Practitioner Webinar – Wednesday 2nd June 2021: 1pm – 2pm. This webinar is for ESOL Practitioners and interested parties from all sectors. Guest presenters include Dundee ESOL Partnership, English Snacks Project – Edinburgh City CLD and Vocational ESOL partnership – City of Glasgow College and SDS. Sign up for the ESOL Practitioner Webinar on Eventbrite.

Virtual College Expo21

This year’s College Expo takes place on 9th and 10th June with a full programme of professional learning.  It’s free to attend. See the information and details of how to register on the College Expo website.

Development Trusts Association Scotland Annual Conference & AGM 2021

This year’s DTAS Annual Conference & AGM will take place virtually on Sunday 5th – Tuesday 7th of September over Zoom.  The theme this year will be Climate Action and bookings will open in July. Keep a look out for more details and follow #DTAS21 on Twitter.