Level 3 Certificate in Cyber Security Practices (Evening Course)

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We are delighted to be recruiting for this fantastic opportunity starting on Monday 26th September. To make a booking please click on the link below:

Overview

Netcom Training is offering YOU an exceptional opportunity to access a Level 3 certificated learning programme in Cyber Security Practices.

As part of this FREE programme, you will gain valuable experience from experts in the field, who will guide you through and teach you a range of topics including: understanding intelligence threats, vulnerabilities, controls and professional behaviours required within the industry.

As a FREE add on, Netcom Training will give you access to  ‘Scrum Master’- a widely recognised professional project management tool.

As if that is not enough, Netcom Training’s in-house employment team will provide one to one support with CV and interview techniques and assist you through employment opportunities.

What is Cyber Security?

Cyber security involves techniques that help secure various digital components, networks, data, computer systems from non-authorised digital access.

New Skills

As part of the program, you will acquire knowledge and skills related to cyber security practices which will enable learners to either go into employment or further study in this field.

Threat intelligence in cyber securityUnderstand legislation and ethical conduct within cyber securityUnderstand cyber security practicesProfessional skills and behaviours for cyber securityCyber security testing, vulnerabilities and controlsCyber security incident response

Career Opportunities

Through this course, learners will be able to consolidate their knowledge of Cyber Security alongside gaining practical skills that could be used to enhance their employment prospects.

Security Software DeveloperCyber Security AnalystCyber Network Engineer

Start date: Monday 26th September 2022Study mode: Monday to Thursday, 6pm – 9pm and a additional workshop on FridaysCourse length 8 weeksDelivery: Online (tutor-led classes)

Message from WY Police : Clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups in Leicester

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  • The police stand together with all communities in the UK and we will take action against any criminal behaviour, which seeks to undermine society, especially where crimes are motivated by hate.
  • We are aware of the clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups in Leicester and the potential impact that this incident may have on the community’s sense of safety.
  • There can never be any excuse for hate crime and this criminality will not be tolerated.
  • We want those who are victims of hate crime to feel confident in the belief that we’ll take your reports seriously, protect you and make sure you get all the support you need.
  • If you are a witness or a victim of hate crime or feel vulnerable, please contact someone to report it.
  • More people are reporting hate crime than ever before but it is still significantly underreported.
  • Do not suffer in silence; there are people who can help you.
  • Call the police on 101, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website at www.crimestoppers-uk.org, or visit the True Vision website (www.report-it.org.uk)

Contacting the Police: https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contact-us

  • If you have information to share about any crime please either speak to a police officer in person or call 101.
  • If you are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired please register with 999 Emergency SMS service

Editor’s Note:

There are further ways to report hate incidents or hate crime, which can be found here:

Calderdale Hate Incident Report Centres

An apology from the editor

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Due to unforseen circumstances over the past couple of weeks, some of your submissions have not been published in a timely manner or missed altogether.

We pride ourselves in bringing news and updates to you quickly and accurately. In this occasion some of you have been let down and we would like to apologise for this.

Please rest assured that all your messages have been received, we even waded through our spam folders to ensure nothing went missing and pledge to prevent similar lapses in the future.

We hope to keep receiving your messages with events, announcements and requests.

Your input makes these blogs and flyers what they are.

Thank you.

The Greetland Academy Local Governing Body Community Governor Opportunity

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Great Heights Academy Trust
The Greetland Academy Local Governing Body Community Governor Opportunity

We currently have a vacancy for a community representative to join our Local Governing Body and are seeking expressions of interest for an enthusiastic and committed member of the Greetland community to join the local governing body (LGB) at The Greetland Academy.

GHAT’s vision has always included effective local governance. We believe that, in strong trusts, each Local Governing Body (LGB) adds value as it can focus on one school, one community and play a key role in understanding the needs and maintaining a school’s identity within the trust.

 

Open the following PDF document for full person specification and requirements

Community governor letter – Full details

The term of office for all governors is four years.
At The Greetland Academy we always aim for positive and purposeful partnerships with our community, which undoubtedly bring important benefits to the pupils. One of the most significant ways you can help in promoting this aim is to volunteer to be a community governor.

The governing board’s main tasks are to support the school and the trust, ensure that all pupils receive a high quality education and plan for future development and improvement in accordance with the vision of Great Heights Academy Trust Board.
Community governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the Local Governing Body is aware of the views of the local community.

If you are interested in becoming a governor, please send an expression of interest to Mrs Helen Crowther by 12 noon Friday 30th September using the email: h.crowther@greetlandacademy.org.uk

Partnership backs World Suicide Prevention Day 2022 and urges all those struggling to reach out

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West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP) have once again pledged their support to World Suicide Prevention Day 2022 and urged anyone who is struggling with their mental health to reach out for help.

The theme for this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day – spearheaded by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) – is ‘creating hope through action,’ aiming to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented.

Suicide prevention is one of the ten ambitions of WY HCP with figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showing that the area has higher suicide rates than England as whole.

The latest figures released this week for 2021*, also show the three-year rolling rates have risen in all areas of West Yorkshire, except for Kirklees, compared to those three-year rates released in 2020.

In Leeds, suicide rates have risen from 13.3 to 13.9 per 100,000 people, in Wakefield from 16.2 to 17.3, in Calderdale from 15.6 to 16.9 and in Bradford from 9.2 to 9.8.

West Yorkshire also saw a rise from 12.6 per 100,000 people to 13.2 – compared to the England average, which has remained the same, at 10.4 per 100,000 people.

The suicide rate for Kirklees fell from 11.8 to 11.2 per 100,000 people.

[NB It’s helpful to note that the registrations of deaths with coroners are up to end of 2021 and this may not be reflective of the current position now.]

Rob Webster CBE, CEO Lead for WY HCP said: “It’s clear that periods of recession and financial distress increase the chances of suicide in our population.

“We can prevent this from becoming a reality.

“Knowing the signs and being able to have the conversation with someone is a skill that we can all develop.

“This Suicide Prevention Day I’m urging everyone to take the free 20-minute training provided at www.zerosuicidealliance.com – you might just save a life.”

Jess Parker, project manager for WY HCP’s Suicide Prevention Programme said: “These figures show that on average, over the last three years to 2021, there have been rises in suicide rates across West Yorkshire, except for Kirklees.

“With the economic pressures faced by people and communities, the risk of suicide may increase going forward.

“We know that households are struggling with financial worries at the moment, so we want them to be aware of the support that is available and to reach out if they feel they need it.

“Feeling suicidal is something that we don’t want anyone to go through alone. We realise that many factors can be at play, like relationship breakdown, bereavement, financial difficulties, addiction and ill-health.”

The WY HCP Suicide Prevention website brings together the broad range of support on offer across all areas of West Yorkshire for anyone struggling with their mental health or in a crisis – including for gambling issues and self-harm, young people, LGBTQ+, parents, veterans, and bereavement.

It is also a hub of information on suicide prevention including latest news and blogs, resources for professionals and the training available to all, including that offered by Zero Suicide Alliance.

Jess added: “We all need to be aware of the risk of suicide – residents, employers, colleagues, workers across the public sector – take the training and you could potentially help save a life.

“To all those struggling, know that support is out there and reach out – there are people ready and waiting to help.”

WY HCP’s Suicide Prevention Programme has been carrying out intensive work – based on its five-year strategy launched earlier this year – towards an ambition of reducing the suicide rate by ten per cent before 2027.

Recent measures include recruiting people with personal experience of suicide into a project to help shape future prevention work, improvements to the sharing of real-time information on suspected suicides across West Yorkshire and securing funding to invest in suicide prevention training for frontline workers.

For the full range of suicide prevention support and resources available in West Yorkshire visit www.suicidepreventionwestyorkshire.co.uk.

The Samaritans provide 24-hour support on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org.uk.

VSI Alliance Volunteer Hub for short term projects

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VSI Alliance: Do You Need Volunteers? 

The VSI Alliance Volunteer Hub can help if you need extra volunteers for one off events or short term projects. From stewarding to administration, from distribution to gardening we have volunteers who want to help Calderdale and our wonderful, vibrant, creative community through micro-volunteering.

To find out more contact Kate Hornby on Kate.hornby@vsialliance.org.uk.

Calderdale Creates Launch Event November 1 and Events schedule

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CalderdaleCreates is the new strategic Cultural Partnership for Calderdale.

After delivering Calderdale’s new Cultural Strategy, ‘Where Creativity Flows’, it’s now time to start developing detailed plans to strengthen, energise and grow our cultural sector so we can maximise our impact and deliver on the strategy.

Join Us If you want to influence, shape, lead or hear about how the cultural sector is making a difference to Calderdale.

If you’re a creative professional, living in Calderdale, come along to our series of
networking events and/or training that will cover: Developing your freelance practice or
creative business; health and wellbeing; financial resilience; educational achievement;
sector specific training and career development; digital engagement; bringing communities together; events & festivals; tourism; making culture more accessible and affordable; play; living a larger creative life.

 

CalderdaleCreates Launch Event Tuesday 1 November 2pm – 5pm
Artworks, the Everybody School of Art Gallery Space, Halifax HX3 9ET

Booking required
www.wherecreativityflows.co.uk/training-events/

Download flyer with event schedule and further information (PDF format)

The Better Living Service can help you lead a healthier life

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Would you like to improve your health and wellbeing?  Do you feel you need some support to get started?  The Better Living Service are here to do just that!  We support the residents of Calderdale (aged 18+) to lose weight, become more active and reduce alcohol consumption.If your BMI is over 25 (check it here), you may be eligible to access 12 weeks free at Slimming World.  If you would like to become more active, we can support you to take the first steps and provide the motivation and advice to keep going! We can also support you to reduce your alcohol intake if you feel it’s time to cut down.

For more information, please see our website www.calderdale.gov.uk/betterliving or email us at blt@calderdale.gov.uk. Stroke Survivors ProgrammeThe Better Living Service run a programme of one-to-one support for anyone who has had a stroke within a 2 year period, to increase/maintain their levels of physical activity and ability. Following an initial assessment, each client sets their own goal and over the next 12 weeks, the trainer supports the client through a programme of exercises and activities to achieve that goal.  On completion of the programme, the client is matched to other relevant services that the client can access in order for their recovery to continue.

Health Challenges and Living with Disability beyond Covid-19

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Parasol Disability Group are hosting a community research event at Todmorden College on
Thursday 22nd September 2022 from 1.30 – 3.30pm
to publicise research about Disability and Health as we move beyond the Shadow of Covid and make positive recommendations for the future.

The event may be held in Todmorden but we will be promoting our research across Calderdale – by including community groups and other potential allies who are based in Todmorden, Hebden Royd, Halifax and other areas of Calderdale.

Register here : Community research event:
Health challenges and disability beyond Covid-19 Tickets

Download Flyer here (PDF)

In the first half of the meeting we will be going through the 7 headings of our research findings about Disability and Health – as we did previously with our on-line meeting in April.  This includes Professional Support, Voluntary Sector Support, Friends and Family, Personal Care, Family Carers, Getting Out and about, Friends and Community, Disability Rights and Access.

In the second half of the meeting, we will be discussing our recommendations in an open forum.  These themes include Listening to and involving local citizens more in local decision-making, tackling inequalities and upholding the rights of disabled people.  We welcome your ideas or suggestions on how we can follow-up our initial research in practical ways.

Register at Community research event: Health challenges and disability beyond Covid-19 Tickets, Thu 22 Sep 2022 at 13:30 | Eventbrite

RSPCA calling all local detectives! Who dunnit?

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The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford Branch have a new and exciting ‘Whodunnit’ Mystery Tour taking place in Halifax.

The tour is a murder mystery trail taking in clues from around Halifax Town Centre that will finally reveal the answer to ‘whodunnit’.

The walk is accessible to all and can be done at your own pace. It may even introduce you to sights of Halifax you’ve not seen before!

Whodunnit packs are just £5 and available from the RSPCA Animal Centre on Wade Street, Halifax, the RSPCA Charity Shop in Brighouse or you can request a pack online via the website www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk/who-dunnit-2022

 

Fay Gibbons, Digital Fundraiser, says “This is a unique event for us and what’s great is that you can take part whenever you like! It makes a great activity for the kids and who knows what interesting surprises you might discover along the way!

We hope that our local community will get involved by picking up a pack – it’s a wonderful way to have some fun whilst helping us raise vital funds for our Centre and the animals in our care.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work.  Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. The local rehoming centre relies on public donations and the generosity of its local community to keep the doors of their animal centre open. The branch care for cats, dogs and small animals and have successfully rehomed 37 dogs, 81 cats and 27 small animals so far this year.