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Glasgow unveil mentor project


Glasgow City Council have announced an ambitious plan to encourage 10% of its workforce to join a pioneering new mentoring project in partnership with MCR Pathways.
The project could see almost 1,800 council employees sign up to mentor vulnerable children and young people, helping them to achieve their ambitions and aspirations. Chief Executive Annemarie O’Donnell said “All our young people deserve the best we can offer. This project is not a one-off, but a long-term commitment for us.

Birmingham launches crowdfunding initiative


Birmingham City Council has set aside £470,000 from its Community Innovation Fund to provide match funding for community projects designed to tackle specific adult social care priorities.

Working in partnership with Crowdfunder, the Council is encouraging local organisations, charities and residents to use crowdfunding as a way of seed funding for projects which promote health and wellbeing. Once funding has been secured, local projects can apply for match funded grants from the council of between £100 - £10,000, or 50% of its fundraising target (whichever is lower).

Lincolnshire praised for domestic abuse work


Ofsted has praised a multi-agency approach to tackling domestic violence in Lincolnshire. An inspection has highlighted a “clear and collective” drive by agencies, with a “strong shared vision” to reduce incidents of domestic abuse.

The report highlighted the LSCB for its preventative approach to working with children and picked out the work undertaken with schools as a particular strength. Social workers were also praised in the report, with inspectors stating that children were “sensitively supported”

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