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Voluntary Sector Children's Services Forum

  • The Voluntary Sector Children's Services Forum (VSCSF) is Fife's longest established third sector forum. It is well attended by a range of providers of all sizes from across Fife. It is open to any third sector provider working with children or young people in Fife.

    The Forum meets about 8-10 times each year, depending on topical developments. Membership is wide and flexible - simply let us know you'd like to be on the mailing list and we'll keep you posted on meetings and discussions, and let us know whether or not you'll be coming to the next meeting. Most of the current members of the Forum represent third sector interests at partnership meetings. Acting as a representative for third sector interests is not a requirement, but we would expect most members to be willing to contribute in this way, and share information and learning with peers at the Forum meetings.

    The primary role of the Voluntary Sector Children's Services Forum is to provide opportunities for those organisations involved in providing services to and for children and young people to come together to share and exchange experience and information and to provide mutual support. The Forum supports the development and strengthening of the third sector so it can influence statutory policy, practice developments and contribute to, and participate in, the Community Planning agenda.

    The Forum seeks to participate fully in the Community Planning process as it affects children and young people and will work towards ensuring the third sector is represented on all appropriate bodies.

    For more information about the Forum please contact Corinna Crawford.

    Voluntary Sector Representatives
    The list below shows the current third sector representatives on local area Children's Services Networks. You can also view a list of the strategic representatives from the third sector and the partnerships they sit on.

    Cowdenbeath & LochgellySusan Capaldi, Home Start
    Substitute: Louise Love, Apex Scotland
    DunfermlineBernadette Duddy, Home Start
    Substitute: Claire Zimnowlocka, Barnardo's
    GlenrothesKath Miller, Fife Gingerbread
    Substitute: Lindesy Brown, Home Start
    KirkcaldyMurdo Mathers, Barnardo's
    Substitute: Michelle Campbell, Fife Gingerbread
    LevenmouthKath Miller, Fife Gingerbread
    Substitute: Kay McLear, Home Start
    North East FifeJoanne Roddam, Home Start
    Substitute: Morag Coleman, Families First
    South West FifeLouise Love, Apex Scotland
    Substitute: Vicky Hunter, Barnardo's

    Other representatives:

    Children in Fife strategic partnership: Kenny Murphy, FVA and Chairperson, VSCSF

    Children's Services Planning Group: Murdo Mathers, Barnardo's and Laura Crombie, Clued Up

    Child Protection Committee: Dawn Ward, Barnardo's and Keri Duffy, Fife Women's Aid

    Child Protection Committee Training Programme: Judith Allison, Youth 1st

    Child Protection Self-Evaluation and Audit: Morag Coleman, Families First.

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Next Forum meeting

Tuesday 23 July 2019 - e-mail Corinna to find out times, venue, guest speakers, the items for discussion and to let us know you will be attending.


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