supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Voluntary Sector Children's Services Forum
The Voluntary Sector Children's Services forum is Fife's longest established third sector forum. It is well attended by a range of providers of all sizes from across Fife. It's full membership comes together annually at a large event and the Executive Group, made up of the representatives sitting on each of the strategic groups related to children and young people, meets 6-8 times per year.
The role of the Voluntary Sector Children's Services Forum is to provide opportunities for those organisations involved in providing services to and for children and young people to come together to share and exchange experience and information and to provide mutual support. The Forum supports the development and strengthening of the third sector so it can influence statutory policy, practice developments and contribute to, and participate in, the Community Planning agenda.
The Forum seeks to participate fully in the Community Planning process as it affects children and young people and will work towards ensuring the third sector is represented on all appropriate bodies.
Voluntary Sector Representatives
The list below shows the current third sector representatives on Local Early Years Groups. You can also view a list of the strategic representatives from the third sector and the partnerships they sit on.
Cowdenbeath & Lochgelly
Susan Milton, Home Start Substitute: Joyce Waddell, Early Years Scotland
Kirsty Richardson, Home Start Substitute: Kath Miller, Fife Gingerbread
Kath Miller, Fife Gingerbread Substitute: Janie Tydeman, Home Start
Michelle Campbell, Fife Gingerbread Substitute: Eleanor Thomson, Home Start
Kay McLeary, Home Start Substitute: Kath Miller, Fife Gingerbread
North East Fife
Joanne Roddam, Home Start Substitute: Morag Coleman, Families First
South West Fife
Muriel Bradford, Fife Women's Aid Substitute: Murdo Mathers, Barnardo's