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Managing Committee Meetings

Why have meetings? Some meetings such as Annual General Meetings (AGM's) must be held according to law and/or the constitution. It is important that meetings follow a structure, one way to do this is to plan and keep to an 'Agenda'.  The Agenda An agenda…

Meeting the Requirements of a Committee

Quorum  Each meeting held must be quorate, with not less than half the committee present, and must include at least 2 officers, e.g. chair, secretary.  Frequency At least 2 per year unless the committee decides by simple majority to hold a further meeting or meetings.…

Running away

If things have got to the point where you've had to run away from home, you can still access services from the Council or Social Services, and there are also free helplines that you can contact specifically to do with running away: 116 000 -…

Leaving Children's Social Care

Social Services have a duty to help you with your housing needs when you are about to leave care. They should also continue to support you once you leave and help you to sort out any problems. You will need to meet with your Social…

Don't shake the baby

“I thought I couldn’t manage. She cried all the time, I was exhausted and nothing worked. I felt such a failure. I got so angry with her I felt like shaking her to stop her noise. I had no idea how much that could hurt…

Managing children's behaviour

I’d like to take you back to when your child was first born – do you remember those feelings of wonderment and awe? – That you could have produced such a beautiful baby? So what happened to those feelings when your child – older now…

Parenting and family support - general advice

"Some of my friends moan that their parents are too busy for them, but my mum's great - she always finds time to talk to us about stuff and makes us feel special - I know I can talk to her about anything." Action Be involved…

Looking for Work

CVs, Application Forms and Interviews Before you start your job search, it's good to get a decent CV together, as well as getting some practice filling out application forms and trying out your interview techniques. Our CV pages tell you all you need to know…

Children left alone and babysitting

Warning signs Parents who have little support. A child, who is often seen outside and all alone for long periods of time. Childcare arrangements that keep going wrong. Action If there is immediate risk of harm to a child, call the police. What to say…

Working before you're 16

There are several laws covering what you can do if you want to work while you're still at school. If you're under 16, you're not allowed to work: without an employment permit issued by the education department of the local council, if this is required by…

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