NCB Resources Alert
Welcome to this month’s new look NCB Resources Alert. Now you can find out the latest news from
NCB alongside your regular update on forthcoming conferences, training courses and publications.
NCB Schools Network
To ensure NCB Schools Network and the services we provide to schools are useful
for teachers and other education professionals, we've put together a short
survey: www.ncb.org.uk/schoolssurvey. If you or your colleagues are working in
education please take part and as a thank you we'll send everyone who does a free
taster pack of NCB education and schools products. NCB Schools Network gives you
the latest information on achieving required levels of educational attainment and
meeting statutory duties, effectively providing a fulfilling education for all and making better use of wider
children’s services. Membership includes a fortnightly round-up of resources from across the sector. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to subscribe.
Make springtime savings on NCB Publications
NCB is offering big online discounts on some of our most popular titles. Essential reading for
professionals and practitioners across children and young people's services, NCB
publications give you access to the most relevant research and information about best
practice. Whatever your area of expertise you should find a discounted book to benefit your
practice, from education and early years to children's services and participation.
To take advantage of our reduced prices, order online before 21 March at:
Does your organisation need space to grow?
Find out how NCB can help with affordable serviced offices and venue hire close to the city
See our serviced office space and conference and venue spaces for yourself at our Open Afternoon on Friday 8
April. Come along to our offices at 8 Wakley Street, London, EC1V 7QE between 1 and 5pm to see our spaces,
meet our experienced staff, get office management advice and taste our catering menus. For more details see
our Open Afternoon flyer or to save your place contact email@example.com
Click on an event date for more information
Disabled Children and Child Protection
8 March 2011, Newcastle
Book now to provide your staff with expert knowledge on how to work with disabled children. Courses will be
led by Jeanne Carlin and Jan Morrison who worked for the Council for Disabled Children advising government on
the creating of the Aiming High Short Breaks programme. This popular course explores practical ways to
recognise the key factors that make disabled children more vulnerable than other children in order to develop
effective strategies and ways to better protect disabled children and young people.
Including All Of Us
A popular course tailored to suit your setting
The aim of this course is to enable participants to develop a framework to ensure that children with complex
health needs, children who require moving and handling, and children with behaviour that challenges are
safely included in services. Contact us to find out how we can tailor courses to suit the needs of your team and
Well-being from Birth
1 July, London
This is an extra date for this essential introductory course due to popular demand. The training explores
strategies to support life-long well-being and resilience, by transforming the situations and experiences of babies
and young children in their everyday lives.
From NCB Research Centre
11 May 2011, Manchester
An introduction to the practical skills required to design and deliver a useful evaluation that demonstrates the
effectiveness of your work. Sessions combine teaching, discussions, learning exercises and individual planning
time to help you develop a tailor-made evaluation plan.
Free Aiming High for Disabled Children training courses in Leeds
If you or your organisation offer, or have the potential to offer short break services to families with disabled
children and young people in Leeds then you and your staff are eligible to take part in a dynamic range of
training courses delivered by NCB, as part of Children Leeds – Workforce Development.
To find out more about the Children Leeds – Workforce Development programme and about training courses
delivered by the other partner charities please view the booking form.
Participation Works training
Building a Culture of Participation
10 March 2011
One day training course that explores how an organisation's culture can be established and embedded to
support children and young people's active and meaningful participation within organisational infrastructure.
News from NCB’s Voluntary Sector Support Programme
FREE two-day youth mental health training course this March
17 & 18 March, London, NCB offices
• Do you work with young people aged 11 -18?
• Are you concerned for them yet not mental health qualified?
We have joined up with the Community Interest Company Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) to bring you a course
that will help you recognise the symptoms of mental health problems, how to provide initial help and how to
guide a person towards appropriate professional help. MHFA does not teach people to be therapists but if you
are responsible for staff, interact with the public, or just want to improve your knowledge MHFA training is for
The course is free to voluntary and community organisations (it normally costs £175 per person) and is two
days long. As such we are offering travel and accommodation bursaries for organisations with under
£100,000k income p.a.
There are only a few more places available, so register your interest now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about the course please visit the VSS website
(http://www.ncb.org.uk/vss/training__events/mental_health_training.aspx) or contact Michelle on
New book ‘Too Safe for Their Own Good’
Coming in May 2011: Too Safe For Their Own Good - Helping children learn about risk and
skills 2nd Edition
This practical guide from Jennie Lindon highlights how adults through day to day activities can
share their own skills with young children and teach them important lessons about safety with
new examples showing how to create a stimulating learning environment in which children
can be safe enough to take manageable risks. Find out more about the book and keep a look
out for the early bird offer in April.
The 2010-2011 NCB Publications Catalogue is now available. To browse all NCB publications visit
New titles featured in this year’s catalogue include:
People Make Play
Based on a literature review and six in-depth case studies, People Make Play provides a range
of qualitative perspectives on the role and potential impact of good quality, staffed, local play
provision in the lives of children and young people, their parents and the wider community.
2010 ISB: 9781905818525
Price: £10.00 / NCB members £8.00
Parents, Early Years and Learning: Parents as Partners in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Helen Wheeler and Joyce Connor
This book will assist practitioners to examine their setting and enable them to embed
partnership with parents into their practice. It examines the evidence base, outlines the
principles, requirements and guidance on working with all parents and provides a
framework for practice.
Price: £16.00 / NCB Members £12.80
NCB members benefit from up to a 20% discount on NCB conferences,
a 20% discount on NCB publications and a 15% discount on NCB training courses.
Go to www.ncb.org.uk/join to discover the full range of membership benefits