PAST NEWS - 2020

September

Newsletter

OVOS Group Meeting - Under 16's

This month we had virtual two meetings.
As we continue to meet online, we ensure that we take time in the meeting to have fun. We have had quizzes, played charades and scattergrams.

 

The group discussed the Viewpoint Hub, looking at what they needed to do to trial the pilot and the feedback timescale.
The young people have started looking at creating their own Children Rights booklets, other project is they are getting involved in is Black History Month.

 

Attendance has been mixed, with 4 attending first meeting and 2 attending second, some young people affected due to technical issues. 

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OVOS Group Meeting - Care Leavers & 16+ 

This is our third virtual meeting during the Covid-19 restrictions.

Planned discussions were;

  • The Local Offer Review

  • Black Lives Matters and  Black History Month

  • Plans for Care Leavers Week

 

Sadly only 1 YP attended.

Last month, 2 YP recently took part in interviews for SEND HOS. Training will be offered in November new panel members

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Modern Apprentice Starts

OVOS Apprentice


Welcome to Saarah, who is our new modern apprentice starting this month.
 

She will be working with children, young people and professionals, to support active engagement across Solihull. 
This will be an 18 month post and she will have the opportunity to work towards Customer Services – Level 2. 

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Children's Champions

We hold meetings with the Children's Champions every 8 weeks.

We have a representative from most children service teams now. Although a little quiet on attendance since the lockdown.
 
The aim of these meetings are to share key voice of the child issues from each team, talk about and promote OVOS, individual team updates and other business that gets brought to our attention.
 
Our Champions have supported past events, activities, helped fundraise individually or within their team, attended OVOS meetings and worked closely with OVOS encouraging their Young people to get involved.
 
The Champions plan to take part in a Tik Tok dance for Sparkle Up Day.

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  Want to join in?   

We'd love to hear from you!  

Email: ovos@solihull.gov.uk

or

Ask your Social Worker or PA to contact OVOS.