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July 25, 2022 05:08 PM

Barnet's First Pop-Up Retail Space Opens

Chipping Barnet Town Team has opened the first pop-up workshop/retail space in Barnet and would love you to be part of this journey to revitalise the High Street

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July 01, 2022 11:50 AM

CommUNITY Barnet Supporting NCL's Start Well Programme

CommUNITY Barnet is supporting Start Well - a project to ensure NHS services in North Central London (NCL) for pregnant people, babies, children, young people and their families deliver the best care at the right time and in the right place.

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June 08, 2022 02:38 PM

The Romanian and Eastern European Hub Goes Independent

CommUNITY Barnet and The Romanian and Eastern European Hub are delighted to announce that the Hub has now gone fully independent. Read our full statement here. 

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Barnet African Caribbean Association Ltd. (BACA)  

Who we are

Barnet African Caribbean Association Ltd (BACA), a small registered charity established in 1997 which provides welcoming day services for older adults in Barnet, is looking to expand its Trustee Board. BACA is an NCVO member affiliated with the Stroke Association and Age UK Barnet. Trustees of BACA are co-opted or elected to act in the organisation's best interests, bringing relevant knowledge, skills, and experience obtained in professional activities to any discussions.

Baca is currently recruiting new trustees and would really like to have you on board. 

 

Criteria of  Baca Trustees

 Essential

 Commitment

1.         Ability to understand and accept the duties and liabilities of being a charity Trustee

2.         Empathy with the vision, mission and aims of BACA

3.         A willingness and ability to devote the necessary time and effort

 

Focus

4.         Ability to think and apply knowledge strategically,

5.         Ability to think creatively

6.         Ability to keep mission-focused

7.         Ability to analyse and evaluate management information and other evidence

8.         Willingness to listen and learn

 

Communication and team working

9.         Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively and to take an active part in discussions

10.      Ability to influence and engage

11.      Ability to work effectively in a group

12.      Willing to express their own opinion in a reasoned way while also listening to the views of others

13.      Ability to challenge constructively and ask questions appropriately

 

 Accountability

14.      Ability to exercise sound and independent judgement

15.      Willingness to make and stand by collective decisions, including those which may be unpopular

16.      Ability to manage complex and challenging situations

17.      Ability to maintain confidentiality on confidential and sensitive information

 

Desirable

The knowledge, skills and experience in the list below are relevant to BACA’s main areas of activity, and they are represented across BACA’s Board and staff, who apply them at the operational level. 

BACA is looking for Trustees who have the knowledge and understanding to maintain an oversight of these activities at a strategic level in a charity and who can contribute well-informed views, constructive challenges and a commitment to best practice.  BACA would normally expect each Trustee to be able to do this in at least one of the areas below.  A Trustee’s ability to contribute in this way will often, but not always, draw on professional and practitioner experience at a senior level. 

 Management

1.         Strategic leadership and management experience.

 Stewardship and governance

2.         Trusteeship in a similar size or larger organisation, together with implementing best practices in the UK and international charity.

 Specialist expertise

3.         An area of expertise relevant to BACA includes accountancy/financial management, law, project or programme management, human resources or organisational development.

4.         Fundraising.

5.         Marketing, communications or public relations.

6.         Service provision to older people in a health, education or social care setting.

7.         Developing and delivering services to older people, which promote inclusion, equal opportunities and diversity.

Board meetings are held quarterly at Barnet Multicultural Community Centre in West Hendon, usually on Thursday evenings between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm.  The Board is responsible for setting the strategy and policies of BACA and guides and supports the Day Services Manager and her staff.

 

To find out more about joining the Board, don't hesitate to get in touch by email at baca@barnetmcc.org

Minutes from CommUNITY Barnet's Annual General Meeting - 24th March 2021

March 15, 2022 04:04 PM

AGM - Emerging Inequalities Throughout the Pandemic

CommUNITY Barnet would like to personally invite you to our Annual General Meeting - Responding to Emerging Inequalities. We have much to share about our journey over the last year and our strategy for the future.    Emerging Inequalities Throu...

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CommUNITY Barnet is committed to promoting the safety and welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults. It is unacceptable for anyone to experience abuse of any kind.  

We recognise our responsibility to safeguard all children, young people, and adults at risk and promote their welfare by creating a safe environment within which they can thrive. CommUNITY Barnet staff, volunteers, and other representatives can work with the security of precise guidance.
 

How we work

We take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously throughout the organisation.

  • There are clear procedures for reporting and managing any safeguarding concerns.
  • All our staff and volunteers receive safeguarding training.
  • Our staff, trustees and volunteers are recruited safely and undergo a DBS check before any work commencement.
  • We consider the safeguarding risks in all our activities and events to ensure that participants, staff and volunteers are safe.

 If you have any concerns or want to raise a safeguarding concern with us, please email safeguarding@communitybarnet.org.uk; or call 0208 364 8400.  If you have an immediate safeguarding concern, please call 999 

You can watch our Safeguarding Training video on YouTube.

 

CommUNITY Barnet works in several boroughs across London. Find out how to report a safeguarding concern within those boroughs below. 

Barnet

Adults Safeguarding - If you are concerned about an adult who may be at risk of abuse, harm, or neglect, you can make a referral or contact Social Care Direct on 020 8359 5000 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm) or 020 8359 2000 (out of hours), for any immediate threat, call 999. Please visit the council website for more information.

Children's Safeguarding - If you are concerned about a child who may be at risk of abuse, harm, or neglect, you can make a referral or contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 020 8359 4066. The MASH team are available Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 5.15 pm, and Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Out of hours, please call 020 8359 2000; however, for any immediate threat, call 999. Please visit the council website for more information.

 

Brent

Adults Safeguarding - If you are concerned about an adult who may be at risk of abuse, harm, or neglect, you can make a referral or contact Social Care Direct on 0208 937 4098 or 0208 937 4099 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm) or 0208 863 5250 (out of hours), Immediate threat, call 999. Please visit the council website for more information. 

Children's Safeguarding - If you are concerned about a child who may be at risk of abuse, harm, or neglect, you can make a referral or contact the Brent Family Front Door team on 020 8937 4300 (option 1). The team are available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5.00 pm. Out of hours, please call 020 8863 5250; however, for any immediate threat, call 999. Please visit the council website for more information. 

 

Enfield

Adults Safeguarding - If you are concerned about an adult who may be at risk of abuse, harm, or neglect, you can make a referral or contact the MASH team on 020 8379 3196, Mon-Thurs 9 am-5 pm; Fri 9 am - 5 pm. Out of hours, call 020 8379 1000, option 2, and you will be transferred to an advisor. You can also call the Adult Abuse line on 020 8379 5212(this is a 24 hour you can leave your concern anonymously, for an immediate threat, call 999. Please visit the council website for more information.

Children's Safeguarding - If you are concerned about a child who may be at risk of abuse, harm, or neglect, you can make a referral or contact the MASH team on 020 8379 5555. The team are available Monday to Thurs from 9 am to 5.00 pm; Friday from 9 am till 4.45 pm. Out of hours, please call 020 8863 5250; however, for any immediate threat, call 999.  Please visit the council website for more information.

 

Hammerson and Fulham

Adults Safeguarding - If you are concerned about an adult who may be at risk of abuse, harm, or neglect, you can make a referral or contact the community response and enablement team on Freephone 0800 145 6095 8 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday. Out of office hours, please call 020 8748 8588 for an immediate threat; call 999. Please visit the council website for more information.

Children's Safeguarding - If you are concerned about a child who may be at risk of abuse, harm, or neglect, you can make a referral or contact the family services team on 020 8753 6600. Out of hours, please call 020 8748 8588; however, for any immediate threat, call 999.  Please visit the council website for more information.

 

Hillingdon

Adults Safeguarding - If you are concerned about an adult who may be at risk of abuse, harm, or neglect, you can contact the MASH team on 01895 556 633. You can also make a referral through the council website. 

Children's Safeguarding - If you are concerned about a child who may be at risk of abuse, harm, or neglect, you can make a referral through the council websiteTo make a referral for early help or social work support for a child in Hillingdon, please contact the stronger families hub at 01895 556 006

 

Newham

Adults Safeguarding - If you are concerned about an adult who may be at risk of abuse, harm, or neglect, you can make a referral or contact the team on 020 3373 0440; during office hours, please select option 1 for an immediate threat, call 999. Please visit the council website for more information.

Children's Safeguarding - If you are concerned about a child who may be at risk of abuse, harm, or neglect, you can make a referral or contact the MASH team on 020 3373 4600 during office hours Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 5.15 pm, or Friday 9 am to 5.00 pm. Out of hours, please call 020 8439 2000; however, for any immediate threat, call 999.  Please visit the council website for more information. 

 

Policies:

Adults Safeguarding Policy

Children's Safeguarding Policy

Complaints Policy

Privacy Policy

 

November 23, 2021 09:42 AM

The Tin Lady: Book Review and Interview with Leonie Lewis

Leonie Lewis is a charity consultant and the former Director of Jewish Volunteering Network who recently published her book: The Tin Lady. In this book, Lewis covers the history of street fundraising, shares her experiences as a fundraiser and offers tips...

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