In response to the UK Government's latest measures to try and restrict the spread of COVID-19, Region staff are once again working from home. The main office number is now diverting through to a member of staff who will answer your call on a mobile phone and forward messages to colleagues via e-mail, but it would be appreciated if you could whenever possible make contact via e-mail which remains the quickest and easiest way to reach us - e-mail addresses for all Region staff can be found here. We will do our very best to provide you with our usual high level of service and support, and we appreciate your continued patience during these difficult times.
A reminder that our online training opportunities are still available - click here to find out more, and all the Region's resources and badges are available from our online shop - click here (please bear with us as despatch and delivery might be slightly delayed).
We hope it won't be too long before we are all back at St Ann's; keep watching the Region Website and Newsletters for the latest updates.
We are very excited to be launching the first in a series of annual Christmas badges. Our jolly snowman is perfect for popping into an envelope with a card to say thank you to your Leaders, or as a small gift to bring a smile to the faces of your girls.
Priced at just £1.00, the cloth badges are available to order now with despatch by the end of November. We anticipate these will prove very popular so would urge you to order early! Click here to go to the online shop.
BBC Children in Need and Girlguiding have come together to celebrate Pudsey's 40th year. Girlguiding are challenging their Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and volunteers to take their age, the age of their Unit, or the collective age of their family, and turn it into a fundraiser.
We have created the A Safe Space Certificate of Compliance for Units in which all the volunteers have completed the appropriate level of A Safe Space training for the role(s) they hold.
Go to the story in 'Useful Information' below to find out more about the certificate, the training you require for your role, and how to complete the training to prevent your membership being withdrawn by Girlguiding.
There are now less than 80 days left until compliance! Volunteers who do not have the appropriate level of A Safe Space training for all the roles they hold by 31st December 2020, will have their membership withdrawn by Girlguiding. The process for these membership withdrawals has already begun and can only be halted if the necessary training is completed. If your membership is withdrawn, existing regulations relating to the termination of membership mean you will be unable to apply to come back into Guiding for three years.Read more ...
Added to the grants and loan funds available to help with the cost of attending trainings and conferences, to assist those suffering financial hardship to raise funds in order to attend an event, camp or international event, or to help groups with the cost of building or maintenance projects, is a new grant from the DofE Diamond Fund which is aimed at increasing the number of young members in disadvantaged areas working on their DofE Awards.Read more ...