Turning the World Blue to Celebrate the UN World Child Rights Day

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council like other countries around the world on 20 November 2019 lit up its iconic buildings blue to show support for Child Rights around the Globe.

The light-up has been requested by Fermanagh and Omagh Early Intervention Family Support Hubs, Action for Children and supported by the Children and Young People’s Locality Planning Groups.

Turning the World Blue to Celebrate the UN World Child Rights Day

Have Your Say Events – Enniskillen, Strabane and Omagh

Following on from the success of the Department for the Economy multi-agency event in Titanic Belfast and previous “Have Your Say” events for NEET young people, there will be a further 3 young people events in Enniskillen, Strabane and Omagh in the coming weeks. The events are as follows:-

ENNISKILLEN – Fermanagh House – Thursday 14 November 2019 – download flyer

STRABANE – The Alley Conference Centre – Wednesday 20 November 2019 – download flyer

OMAGH – Omniplex Cinema – Tuesday 26 November 2019 – download flyer

All events start at 12.00 noon and finish with complimentary lunch around 1.30pm. The Omagh event also includes a blockbuster movie after lunch. All young people who are NEET are extremely welcome. Information gathered is confidential and anonymous and young people can use their smart phones to participate. If they don’t have a phone that’s ok too.

Fermanagh and Omagh Locality Planning Group – Summer Schemes 2019

Summer Schemes, Activities and Rural Transport – Summer 2019

The Fermanagh and Omagh Locality Planning Group members have with the assistance of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and Enniskillen and Omagh Neighbourhood Renewal and many others brought together a new resource for families and practitioners, detailing the exciting activities planned for the coming months.

Organisations across the area have submitted what they are providing ranging from digital film-making to banana boating, including quite a few residential breaks for young people.

The aim of this resource was to provide a flavour of what is on offer and make suggestions for all different ages groups and interests, making the best use of the beautiful local resources that we have on our doorstep.

Members have spent a long time gathering this information however, they think there may be some more activities are schemes taking place which they would love to hear about and will be pleased to add to the resource, making it bigger and better.

Click below to view the full range of activities.

Summer Schemes and Activities – Updated 14/06/2019

Fermanagh Summer Bus

Omagh Summer Bus

 

If anyone is interested in promoting what they are providing over the summer, please contact Priscilla Magee at: priscilla.magee@westerntrust.hscni.net

 

I Don’t Know How I Got Here – Seminar on Coercive Control for Practitioners

 

The Fermanagh and Omagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership in collaboration with the Western Domestic & Sexual Violence Partnership are hosting a half day seminar that seeks to increase understanding of coercive control for practitioners.

 

The seminar entitled I don’t know how I got here! addresses the context and impact of coercive control in domestic and sexual abuse. Facilitated by knowledgeable and experienced practitioners working in the field of domestic and sexual violence.  The seminar offers perspectives on how a relationship underpinned by coercive control strategies adversely affects victims and survivor’s health, well-being and autonomy.

 

 The seminar is aimed at policy influencers and practitioners and seeks to:

  • consider what do we mean by coercive control
  • explore how practitioners can understand impact and identify indicators
  • consider the context of coercive control for risk assessment, safety planning and action for all including the victim/survivors and those seeking to support them.
  • explore the implications of different perspectives of coercive control behaviour on help-seeking
  • provide an update on the introduction of coercive control legislation in Northern Ireland.

       

The seminar will take place on Tuesday 9th October 2018 at The Tara Centre, 11 Holmview Avenue, Omagh BT79 0AH commencing with registration at 9.30am and concluding with a light lunch at 1.00pm. There is very limited parking at the back of the Tara Centre. Other car parks within walking distance include Drumragh Avenue, Campsie Road and Market Place.

 

To book your place please contact Paula Sheerin, Fermanagh and Omagh PCSP

E:            paula.sheerin@fermanaghomagh.com

T:            0300 303 1777 ext. 21629

 

Places are limited, and early booking is advisable, please indicate if you have any dietary requirements.