Childrens Trust weekly update – 23rd July 2018


1. Children and Young People in Care Believe and Achieve Award Nominations: Do you know a Bury child or young person in care – we are holding a celebration event to recognize their success. Please nominate on this form. Closing date is 3rd August.

2. Help needed to shape leisure services for people with a disability in Bury. A workshop event will take place on the 8th of August from 10am-5pm at the Lancaster Suite. The aim is to allow Bury Council to work together with disability groups, charities, disabled people, their families, friends and carers to formulate a Bury Council leisure offer that people really want to see. If you know of anyone that would be interested in attending contact: Alan Slater, Bridging the Gap Officer, Tel: 0161 253 6627, Email:

3. Making Bury Friendly is the development of a long term plan to enable everyone to live, work, shop, study or visit Bury and enjoy the town equally no matter what their age or condition. In order make sure we get the plan right, we need to hear the views and ideas from the people of Bury and work together to achieve a Friendly Bury. Therefore please could you complete the survey and share it as widely as possible amongst your family, friends and contacts across Bury. The survey is anonymous but collecting the information is essential to get the future plans right. The survey can also be used as a conversation tool to use with people you work with, not all sections need to be completed as all the information we gather is valuable. The survey can be accessed online at For more information or a copy of the survey in Word format, contact Shirley at

4. Bury Libraries’ Funimals reading challenge is back for summer. Can you read six library books and maybe win a prize? The challenge is free to join and is for children aged 4 to 12. Those who complete it will receive a certificate which we can send to your school for an awards assembly if you wish. Those who complete the challenge by Monday 10 September will be entered into a draw to win a prize – last year’s prize was an Amazon Fire Tablet. You can sign up to the Funimals challenge at Ramsbottom, Radcliffe, Bury or Prestwich Libraries. Why not visit our online library catalogue for ideas on which books to read? Go to . For further information contact a library: Bury (0161 253 5872), Prestwich (0161 253 7214), Radcliffe (0161 253 7160) or Ramsbottom (0161 253 5352).

5. Do you come into contact with people living in Bury that would benefit from employment, skills and/or wellbeing support? If so, you can signpost them to Bury Work and Wellbeing. Hosted by the Mosses Centre every Wednesday, 10.30am to 3pm. This service is brought to you by Shaw Trust, Bury Adult Learning, Economic Development, InWork GM, The Mosses Centre, National Careers Service, Bury College, Six Town Housing and many more. Please see  flyer for more information.

6. The next meeting of the Childrens and Young Persons Forum will be held on 12th September 2018 at Early Break in Radcliffe from 10am until 12noon. All Children and family organisations are welcome to attend. For more information phone Early Break on 0161 723 3880

7. Manchester Spy Mission. A self-guided spy themed walking trail around Manchester Castlefield, 1.3 mile loop trail (takes around 1.5 hours to complete), text message service with clues if you get stuck, solve the mission to be entered into a £100 monthly prize draw, download your trail map or receive via post,

8. Love your park week at Nuttall Park in Ramsbottom, 4th – 12th August. Lots of activities throughout the week and the tea room is open every day. More information and timetable of events at

9. The Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) has recently published a quick guide for practitioners and managers supporting children, young people and families on Therapeutic interventions after abuse and neglect. This is a really easy to read and comprehensive guide and can be accessed here:

10. Please see attached poster for more information and contacts relating to Female Genital Mutilation

11. The Voluntary community Faith Alliance (VCFA) enhances local community and voluntary action by enabling Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise sector organisations (VCF) in Bury to provide support and deliver services. They will do this through effective strategic engagement with statutory partners and by forging alliances with local businesses and communities. The VCFA produce a fortnightly newsletter full of interesting and informative articles, to find out more and to register for the newsletter please visit:

12. Bury’d Treasure will set sail in Bury from 25th June until 2nd September. Bury’d Treasure is a free pirate themed activity in which families can follow a treasure map and hunt for clues which will unlock the pirates code. There are 7 different adventures based in seven different parks across Bury. Families can register and submit the pirate codes to have a chance of winning a number of prizes for themselves and the schools their children attend. The more codes entered, the more chances of winning! To register and get more information on Bury’d Treasure visit the website at