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The Region's Chief Commissioner has announced her new Team.  Laura Cottey will be joined by two Deputy Chief Commissioners - Racheal Tattum from Dorset, and Olivia Cox who guides in both Somerset and Hampshire East.  You will be able to find out more about Racheal and Olivia in the Region's July Newsletter.*

Laura and her team would like to meet you and say 'hello'!  If you are holding a unit meeting, District or Division meeting or any kind of volunteer gathering or get together online and you would like the Team to join you, send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the date and time of the meeting and a name and contact details. 

In the meantime, the Chief Commissioner Team have launched their own Twitter account @GGSWEChiefTeam . They hope Leaders will pass this information on to their Units so that girls along with their parents and carers can also stay more closely in touch with Laura, Racheal and Olivia.

*  If you are a Leader and are not receiving the Region's monthly Newsletters, you are missing out on information which is vital to you in your role.  Click here to find out more.

Useful Information

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    1st Response Training

    Every Unit should have a minimum of one Leader with a current 1st Response qualification and it is a requirement for a First Aider to be present at any Guiding activity.  If you are a Leader whose qualification has expired during lockdown, or you are a Leader-in-Training and need 1st Response to complete your Leadership Qualification, help is at hand!

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    New Checklists and Risk Assessments - Help for Commissioners

    New checklists and risk assessments are being issued by Girlguiding with the return to face-to-face Unit meetings, and Region are offering support for Commissioners who are signing these off for the first time.

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    Inclusion - E-learning Opportunities

    Two relatively new e-learnings are available from Girlguiding which Leaders would find useful.

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