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Exciting Opportunity to become a Member of the Adult Safeguarding Board

Are you a Third Sector organisation that operates across Cardiff and / or the Vale of Glamorgan? Do you want to have a say at a strategic and operational level around safeguarding? There is an opportunity available to become a third sector representative on the Cardiff and Vale Adult Safeguarding Board. The Board has a direct impact on Safeguarding across Cardiff and the Vale.

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Environmental Volunteering Toolkit

So you want to help the environment but are unsure how to start? Environmental volunteering is a great way to support the planet whilst giving back to your local community and there are many opportunities that can fit into your schedule.

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Employers legal obligations for first aid provision

Every employer in the UK, regardless of the size of the company, is legally obliged to plan for the provision of first aid at work. Employers must make sure that someone is always available to give or arrange first aid. This applies if the designated first aider is absent for any reason. First aiders must have a valid first aid training certificate. It is not a legal requirement that all employers have a fully trained first aider, but someone must be appointed to take charge of first aid in the workplace.

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GDPR and charities: Preparing for the most important changes

By now, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force from May 25 2018, should require very little introduction. GDPR was designed to end the complacency that big business had shown when it came to safeguarding our personal information. It was conceived during a time where data breaches – both accidental and as a result of cyber attacks – were becoming far too commonplace.

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Five proposal writing tips – straight from the donor’s mouth

Proposal writing is an alchemy of art and science, requiring endurance, attention to detail and expert storytelling finesse. Securing a major gift fundamentally comes down to relationship building – but if you don’t have the writing to back this up, you remain at the bottom of the pile. So how can fundraisers stand out in a written context? Here are five tips straight from donors themselves, as heard on I.G. Advisors’ podcast, What Donors Want.

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Heroes assemble for Spring Clean Cymru

Keep Wales Tidy’s Spring Clean Cymru aims to encourage people across Wales to get together this St David’s Day to clean up their local areas, beaches and rivers – bringing home to people that plastics and other waste ends up in our oceans because of irresponsible littering. Community groups, schools and businesses will all be taking part in four days of action from 1-4 March.

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Party time at the Amelia Trust Farm

Explore the Farm, have fun on the woodland trails and meet our furry friends! A magical experience for every child! Celebrate your child’s birthday in our beautiful countryside setting. With a range of party packages to suit every child and their friends, there’s fun for everyone! Suitable for children 3+ years and above.

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ICO publishes GDPR FAQs for charities

The FAQs have been added to the existing guidance and advice documents for small organisations, including charities, which consist of: a guide to the GDPR; a getting ready for the GDPR self help checklist; a new advice service helpline for small organisations; and a 12 steps to take now

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Make the change and get FFIT and healthy on S4C

FFIT Cymru (Fitness, inspiration, Transformation) is a brand new television series and national campaign which aims to improve the health of the nation. We are searching all over the country for 5 individuals to inspire the nation by following FFIT Cymru's diet, health and fitness plan. Applications are being taken until 2nd February 2018.

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CSR for the charity sector?

We need a system where charities can acknowledge their wider benefits on society. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is now so part and parcel of the way most companies operate in the UK. Imagine if, similarly, every charity had a strategic goal to go beyond their core remit and support their community in some further way?

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