Monthly Archives: February 2014

Stop Look Listen: Our commitment to safeguarding children in Suffolk

February 28, 2014

A message from the Suffolk Local Safeguarding Children Board: “As a Local Safeguarding Children Board partner agency, Community Action Suffolk actively works to provide support, guidance and resources to safeguard children in Suffolk. The LSCB website is designed to provide information to children and young people, families/carers and professionals. There you will find leaflets, newsletters, the

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Stop Look Listen: What should I do if my child is being cyber bullied?

February 28, 2014

Cyber bullying is bullying that uses technology like mobile phones or the internet. What should I do if my child is being cyber bullied? If you suspect your child is being cyber bullied, don’t ignore it. Consider the following approaches: Make sure your child is aware of cyber bullying. Be aware of your child’s internet

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Haverhill students increase their skills range

February 25, 2014

Certificates were presented last week to students on a West Suffolk College Pathways to Employment programme in Haverhill who had successfully undertaken First Aid training. The qualification was delivered at the MENTA Business Centre in Haverhill on behalf of Community Action Suffolk. The six students who successfully undertook the training were Charlie Benge, Lee Petchey,

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Partnership work improves community transport for Woodbridge and Framlingham

February 25, 2014

Community Action Suffolk is delighted to announce that its community car scheme is growing, with a new partnership initiative involving Framlingham and Woodbridge. It offers those with no access to transport, the opportunity to get out and about. The Woodbridge Community Car Scheme, will now follow in the footsteps of a similar scheme which CAS

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CAS makes pledge and supports the Stop, Look and Listen campaign

February 24, 2014

Community Action Suffolk is delighted to have made a pledge to the Stop, Look and Listen campaign, to raise awareness of safeguarding children and young people. The National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS) is calling on all children and youth organisations to make 28th February the one day every year where organisations Stop what

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Growing and strengthening Suffolk’s communities

February 19, 2014

Community Action Suffolk is creating a number of new networks, to enable Suffolk’s voluntary and community groups to come together both virtually and face to face. These networks are based on specialist areas of work, as well as different geographical areas of Suffolk. CAS hopes that bringing people together will allow communities to flourish, connecting

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Could you be the eyes and ears for Haverhill?

February 17, 2014

Recruitment for a new scheme to improve Haverhill’s streets was launched on 13th February 2014 as part of ONE Haverhill‘s Community Budget. The Community Ambassadors scheme aims to recruit up to 100 volunteers to be the ‘eyes and ears’ for the town, identifying and reporting problems such as potholes, faulty street lights, abandoned vehicles, graffiti

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CAS co-ordinates pioneering event for Suffolk parishes

February 11, 2014

On Monday 3rd February, Lavenham Village Hall was packed with 105 representatives from more than 60 towns and parishes from all over Suffolk to discuss Neighbourhood Planning. The event was co-ordinated by Community Action Suffolk with partners from Suffolk County Council, six District Councils, Suffolk Association of Local Councils. It was generously hosted by Lavenham

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