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National Safeguarding Month, 28th Feb – 31st March

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

asphaleia are taking part in UK Youth’s National Safeguarding Month.

Throughout the month we pledge to review and take positive action to improve and ensure the safeguarding of all our service users. We plan to;

STOP what we are doing

LOOK at our safeguarding practices and policies

LISTEN to our service users and take action

We will be reviewing and publishing our safeguarding policies, holding our annual safeguarding conference which will be looking at managing incidents, introducing our new safeguarding toolkits and reviewing staff training. Throughout this week we will also be talking with our service users about what they think safeguarding is, do they know what we do about it, do they think we can do anything better.

For more information about asphaleia, please call us on 01903 522 966

Worthing phone lines back up!

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Thank you for your patience.

We are pleased to announce that both our Worthing phone lines are now up and running!

Worthing phone lines are down

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Our phone lines are temporarily down in Worthing.

In the meantime please contact us on 01895 272 478 and messages will be passed on to the relevant member of staff.

We are sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused, this should be resolved shortly.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas…

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

…from us all at asphaleia.

We look forward to working with you in 2017.

Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day!

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Now in its 9th year the Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day is continues to be one of the largest participatory events in England and I’m very excited to be announcing asphaleia is taking part again this year. Last year our young people across locations were involved in taking over our social media, taking over teaching sessions and participating in youth forums. We received great feedback and would like to do it all over again..this year we’re going bigger and better!

The event will be launched on 18th November with activities taking place during the week of 21st November. The takeover days will give our young people the opportunity to get involved with our services and make their voices heard, while we collectively gain a fresh perspective on our work.

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The service user participation (SUP) team are busy planning an exciting and fun range of opportunities within the organisation for young people to take part in;

Takeover Day opportunities:

  • Takeover a planned activity – Young people will be given a budget and guidance so they can plan and attend an activity of their choice.
  • Young people forums – Young people will be invited to join forums lead by staff where they will be able to give feedback on the services they are receiving and discuss their suggestions for developments.
  • Social Media – Young people will have the chance to takeover our social media pages.
  • Outreach Independent Living skills – Young people supported by care will be invited to take over one of their key skills cooking sessions by showing outreach workers how to cook a favourite meal from their home country.
  • Breakfast club – Young people will be planning and preparing breakfast club
  • Football skills – Young people coach staff in football skills
  • Take over teaching – Young people teach staff a lesson
  • Young People e-bulletin – Young people will launch the very first issue of their e-bulletin
  • Role swapsyoung people swap roles with their key worker during a one-to-one session
  • Business planning – young people get involved with action’s business planning

Keep a look out on our blog and our social media to find out more!

Wrapping up Learning and Development week 2016!

Monday, November 14th, 2016

In October it was the annual asphaleia Learning and Development week.

Our Operations Development Manager Katerina Rodger had this to say – “another Learning and Development week wrapped up for the year! Lots of discussions and activities took place throughout this year’s L&D week and all were really beneficial, learning was plentiful and all relatable to our daily work and future delivery.

It was great to hear and read about the many discussions had about the various topics, a re-cap on what we covered…

Each day we researched a different topic related to our Young People Pledge to encourage you all to think their world, which included:

  • Your Voice
  • Your Differences
  • Your Health
  • Your Safety
  • Your Education
  • Your Future

We are pleased to say we had a great response during the week! Zoe Dowsett, Specialist Support Worker expressed “It was great to share ideas across locations as well as using different ways to communicate and learn from one another in particular the asphaleia YouTube channel!”

Ventures also held their own learning hubs where they discussed topics and content in relation to their work. Once again, the passion and determination you all show towards our service users is inspiring and continues to reinforce the purpose of asphaleia.”

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For more information about asphaleia, please call us on 01903 522 966.

Your invite to the asphaleia Sussex open day

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Pop down to the asphaleia Sussex open day and…

  • Find out about our brand new projects:Safe West Sussex and Make TRAX
  • Meet young people who attend our learning centre
  • Speak to our Fostering Manager
  • Make referrals to a variety of asphaleia programmes

Our open day is a brilliant opportunity for you to put names to faces and chat to our delivery staff about how asphaleia may be able to support young people you are working with.

There will be refreshments on offer and the chance to network with other professionals.

We are really looking forward to seeing you,

The asphaleia Sussex team

When: Thursday 6th October 2016

What time: 1pm – 3.30pm

Where: 22 Liverpool Gardens Worthing BN11 1RY

Click here to RSVP

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asphaleia Young People Week 2016 was a success!

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Last week, our teams and young people across the organisation shared their stories of success, listened to each other’s thoughts, celebrated achievements and more.

“The week was really inspiring, it was great to read, listen and see pictures of young people all sharing their accomplishments! We will be planning for next year’s event to be bigger and better!” says Katerina Rodger, Operations Development Manager.

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asphaleia sees and believes in the potential of every young person we work with – we relish in seeing young people be successful and achieve, no matter where they have come from or what situations they are facing.

If you would like to find out more about any of our projects or services – call us today on 01903 522966

asphaleia Young People Week 2016 is here!!

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

So we’re nearing the end of the first day of the first asphlaeia Young People Week!

“The week will provide us with the opportunity to reflect and recognise the eclectic range of achievements our service users have accomplished during their journey with asphaleia.” says Katerina Rodger, Operations Development Manager.

Teams across our organisation will be sharing positive stories, information and news about young people’s successes and we hope this inspires our young people to believe in their own potential. We hope that just one bit of information or story could influence another young person to think they can achieve something amazing too!

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For more information about asphaleia please call us on 01903 522 966.

asphaleia retain the Investors in People standard

Friday, February 19th, 2016

In January we welcomed Julie Price to asphaleia to carry out our Investors in People (IIP) assessment. We continually work towards the IIP standard in our practice, and therefore valued this opportunity to get feedback on many organisational developments that have been implemented since our last inspection 3 years ago.

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As a result of this inspection, we are delighted to have retained our IIP standard. In particular, Julie recognised a strong culture of team work, a commitment to the success of asphaleia at all levels and a dedication to learning and development across the organisation.

The retention of the IIP standard is a testament to all our staff who remain committed to supporting asphaleia’s mission statement; to impact the lives of as many vulnerable children and young people as possible. Retention of the standard is invaluable in affirming all the positive work that takes place daily.

For more information about asphaleia and what we offer please call us on 01903 522 966