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The Big Event is the largest annual voluntary sector conference in East Sussex. SpeakUp Forum has been organising the Big Event since 2009. The Big Event is an opportunity for the Voluntary and Community Sector to come together and explore relevant developments and changes that affect us as a sector. The Big Event always includes an advice fair, conference presentations, and breakaway workshops or masterclasses.

24 September 12:00AM
To 24 September 12:00AM

Claire Lands from NatWest will be running an awareness session on how to stay safe and secure when online. Find out how to protect yourself from scams, phishing etc. This is a free course open to the public, being held at Hastings Voluntary Action.

Hastings Voluntary Action
30 September 10:00AM
To 30 September 11:00AM

The aim of this course is to raise awareness of what adult abuse is and how to raise a concern. Please advise us as soon as you can if you have booked a space but unable to attend, so that we can make the space available to another participant. Failure to attend without notice will incur a charge of £40 per person. This charge applies to all agencies.

Hastings Voluntary Action
2 October 10:00AM
To 2 October 12:30PM

The course aims to raise awareness of child protection issues and procedures and the signs and indicators of child abuse. To enable staff to identify and respond to child protection concerns and to become aware of East Sussex County Council Child Protection Procedures to encourage and develop effective inter-agency communication where child protection matters arise.

Hastings Voluntary Action
8 October 10:00AM
To 8 October 1:30PM

This community network event will bring together community, voluntary, independent and public sector practitioners who have an interest local initiatives which aim to improve the environment in Hastings and St Leonards, and beyond.

Your contribution to the morning would be really valuable and there will be plenty of time set aside to network with the around 80 people that are likely to attend.

Horntyne Park Sports Center
18 October 9:30AM
To 18 October 1:30PM

This is a developmental course targeted at those with responsibility for Child Protection and Safeguarding in their organisation or group and you must have completed an Introduction to Child Protection course in the past two years.

Hastings Voluntary Action
12 November 10:00AM
To 12 November 1:30PM

Save the date for Hastings Voluntary Action's Annual General Meeting. We will tell you about some of our key achievements during 2018/19, and update you with some of our current and future plans. Following the formal part of HVA’s AGM, we will present the latest Volunteer Awards. Throughout the day you will be able to browse the marketplace of funders, and in the afternoon we will run a series of workshops to increase your skills and knowledge of fundraising.

East Sussex College Hastings
15 November 9:00AM
To 15 November 3:00PM

The aim of this course is to give practical information on food handling and safe preparation and how to control the spread of infection. Please advise us as soon as you can if you have booked a space but unable to attend, so that we can make the space available to another participant. Failure to attend without notice will incur a charge of £40 per person. This charge applies to all agencies.

Hastings Voluntary Action
20 November 10:00AM
To 20 November 12:30PM

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. To learn more or book onto an Adult MHFA Two Day course please contact
Ann Holland
by email: contact@annhollandcaretrainingservices.co.uk

Hastings Voluntary Action
4 March 9:00AM
To 11 March 5:00PM

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