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Personal Attainment/Community Training (PACT)

Prospectus 2009–2010 Sports and social inclusion: the fast track to a skilled workforce


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Contents 4 Endorsements 5

Foreword

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PACT Overview

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The PACT Programme

10 Professional Development Workshops and NonAccredited Courses 16 Accredited Youth Work Qualifications 18 Accredited Community Sport Courses

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Endorsements

Brian Dickens

Gary Stannett

Workforce development and training is an increasingly important part of the sports development agenda as we get closer to London 2012 and beyond. Much emphasis is now given to raising levels of participation, targeting communities who do not access mainstream sports clubs and athlete development pathways, and making the Olympic legacy a truly inclusive event for all. However if we do not equip our coaches and sports development officers with the tools to engage with those groups, we continually work with the same motivated and involved individuals, effectively making sports development a static field working with those already in the system.

London Active Communities is at the forefront of community based sports delivery in London, promoting the use of sport as a pathway for personal and community development and social change. Through our projects we have noticed the need for a new type of sports worker, effectively a hybrid of youth and community work and sports development, in engaging and supporting young people in disadvantaged neighbourhoods and providing quality activities in a community setting.

Director, Sport Action Zone

The PACT programme offers a unique blend of coach and volunteer development – building a new workforce from those excluded communities – and youth and community work to equip coaches working with less involved participants. As a Sport Action Zone we have seen the benefits this can offer to club development, National Governing Body participation rates and coach performance. We are committed to supporting the PACT programme both now and in the future and congratulate the Football Foundation, London Active Communities and the Rio Ferdinand Live The Dream Foundation on their foresight in implementing the programme.

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Chief Executive, London Active Communities

Working with our partners at the Football Foundation, Rio Ferdinand Live The Dream Foundation and a cross section of community sports delivery agencies we identified a number of key training needs covering youth work, personal development, coaching and equalities. The PACT programme is the result of this experience and consultation and represents and important step in professionalising the use of sport in addressing social agendas. London Active Communities has worked with Sector Skills Councils, Professional Training agencies, National Governing Bodies in sport and accrediting agencies to ensure the PACT programme is relevant to a range of National Occupational Standards. This ensures we will be effective in developing new staff and coaches, introducing them to formal training routes in both sport and youth work, as well as contributing to the professional development of existing coaches in the field.


Foreword

As founder of the Rio Ferdinand Live The Dream Foundation I am proud to introduce this first prospectus for the Personal Attainment and Community Training (PACT) programme, delivering quality education, training and employment support across London. The Live The Dream Foundation was established to take young people’s passion for both sport and the arts and to use it to develop life skills and to introduce education, training and ultimately employment. The PACT programme embodies this vision, offering services and support to young people within some of our most marginalised and deprived neighbourhoods. We recognise that in order to engage, build relationships and support young people in these environments we require a skills base that extends beyond coaching and sports skills. Project staff must be supported in delivering the highest quality services to young people in challenging environments. The PACT programme offers this support, running professional development workshops, one day courses and accredited training in a range of disciplines. This means we can provide the best quality coaches and project workers, and encourage a new generation. I would like to thank our partners in supporting the PACT programme, in particular the Football Foundation whose funding, vision and support is invaluable and London Active Communities, who are responsible for the delivery, development and management of the courses. I would also like to thank the football clubs and sports agencies who are hosting the regional Social Inclusion Managers. Finally I would like to thank the sports clubs, local authorities, voluntary organisations and youth groups who recognise the importance of education and training. The Live The Dream Foundation will continue to work with, and support, partners who promote and deliver real opportunities for progression and employment, breaking the cycle of poverty that impacts communities across London.

Rio Ferdinand

Founder, Live The Dream Foundation

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PACT Overview

Sport is now a tool for providing motivation, support and direction as well as the traditional coaching and competitive opportunities.

Sport is no longer just about sport In some of the most excluded and marginalised sections of our community, sport is now a lever for positive change. Drug and alcohol, education, crime and anti-social behaviour interventions, work with young offenders and employability programmes now all fly under the flag of community sport. As the demands on sports clubs and agencies evolve, we need to rethink the role of the coach to keep pace with this change. Unfamiliar environments with potentially unwilling, unsure or volatile participants are now par for the course. Everyday examples include delivering estate-based kick-abouts in high crime neighbourhoods or late night sessions on housing estates. Similarly, teams regularly work with young offenders, excluded pupils or Black and Ethnic Minority communities who have previously been denied access to mainstream provision. How do we establish a dynamic workforce that is well equipped to take on these challenges? How do we provide a high quality service in a safe and equitable environment?

Working in partnership A number of influential agencies have recognised the need to invest in skills development. Between them, the Football Foundation, Rio Ferdinand Live The Dream Foundation, Premier League, Amateur Boxing Association, London Active Communities and the Sport Action Zone, have created a new training programme, known as Personal Attainment/ Community Training (PACT). Initially piloted in 2007, it has now been rolled out across four training sites in the capital. It trains those who already work in the community, but also looks to the long-term. If we are to successfully continue to use sport to tackle social issues, then we must develop coaches from the communities themselves. Engaging young role models and peer mentors as well as working with the voluntary sector is an essential element of the PACT programme. This is a hugely exciting scheme as it is delivered in collaboration with a number of sports agencies and clubs which are all at the forefront of sports-based inclusion work. The training is funded by the Football Foundation, Rio Ferdinand Live The Dream Foundation and London Active Communities. Page 6


Case Study: Coventry Sporting Mentors Over a period of 6 months, Positive Futures Coventry has delivered a project for 24 young people from the Hillfields and Foleshill areas of the city. Using a delivery model pioneered by the PACT project in London, and delivered by Changebox Training, the intensive training course covered many aspects of mentoring delivery. 16 young people have since become regular mentors at Positive Futures sessions, accumulating 557 hours of activity and have completed a total of 18 accredited courses, ranging from Sports Leaders qualifications to Junior Football Organisers courses. Many volunteers are now en route to paid employment, supporting the ethos of young people leading projects from within their own communities.

“Positive Futures Coventry will ensure we have a pool of skilled young people in place to deliver sports mentoring sessions well in to the future.� Rashid Bhayat

Sports Inclusion Manager Page 7


The PACT Programme

Aims of the programme

Community sports work is increasingly used as a means of engaging young people in social inclusion initiatives. The PACT programme is designed to develop the skills of our existing workforce and also to encourage young people from within communities themselves to become proactively involved.

Strategic Fit

Staff at London Active Communities ensure that PACT fits strategically across both sports and youth work industry standards. We work with Skills Active, Skills for Justice and London Pro Actives to embed our programmes into national workforce strategies.

Levels of study

The PACT programme aims to meet the specific needs of the individual. Study areas include coach development, youth work and conflict resolution. The courses are offered at a variety of levels, starting with introductory courses for volunteers and peer mentors through to accredited courses (Levels 1-3) and National Governing Body sports qualifications.

Who can get involved

The training is open to any coach or youth/community worker with an interest in developing their skills, regardless of their sporting background or discipline.

Training locations

The programme is accessed at four community sites, which are cutting-edge sports agencies and clubs. Each site has a dedicated Social Inclusion Manager who is responsible for recruiting coaches onto the training, signing up volunteers and securing their placements, as well as delivering National Governing Body qualifications. Other courses are provided by a number of elite training agencies which have significant experience of delivering coach/staff development and accreditation pathways across a range of disciplines. These agencies are coordinated by London Active Communities.

Course Fees

Almost all courses are free when booked directly via the PACT programme. For accredited training a refundable deposit may be required to ensure attendance/completion of courses. If you require tailored training for organisational development, outside of the regular PACT delivery programme, then additional costs may be incurred. Page 8


This brochure highlights some of the most popular courses delivered to date by the PACT programme and we intend to offer even more courses as the programme grows. Start thinking about the training you need. If interested please do get in touch with your nearest community site to enquire about course availability and timetables: Ian Jordan PACT Officer Chelsea FC Football in the Community Stamford Bridge Stadium Stamford Bridge Fulham Road SW6 1HS t: 020 7957 8220 m: 07912 280 914 e: Ian.jordan@chelseafc.com Michael Nyarko Social Inclusion Manager Crystal Palace Football Club Selhurst Park SE25 6PU t: 020 8768 6000 e: Michael.Nyarko@fitc.cpfc.co.uk Soye Briggs Social Inclusion Manager Fulham FC Community Sports Trust Fulham FC Training Ground Motspur Park New Malden KT3 6PT t: 020 8336 7432 e: SBriggs@fulhamfc.com Steve Francis North Lambeth & North Southwark Youth & Adult Development Officer Lilian Baylis (Old School) Lollard Street SE11 6PY t: 0207 793 0063 (direct) / 0203 268 0012 m: 07515 587 255 e: steve.francis@thesportactionzone.org

Fact File During the first year of the PACT project (October 2007 – October 2008), a significant number of coaches, youth workers and volunteers accessed training and were supported in their career development. The following figures relate to training carried out over 8 London Boroughs; Bromley, Brent, Camden, Croydon, Kingston, Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth. We have now extended the reach of the PACT programme to Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Lewisham, Merton and Sutton. n

Courses

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Volunteers

involved: 34 trained: 205

Workers Trained: 114

supported: 178

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engaged: 375

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Females

engaged: 122

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BME Communities: 251

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Accredited

Governing Body awards achieved: 85 Work Qualifications Achieved: 53 Awards Completed: 213

(Oct 2007 – Oct 2008)

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Professional Development Workshops and Non-Accredited Courses Courses  . Introduction to youth work 1 2. Working with high risk young people n 3. Conflict resolution n 4. Working with challenging behaviour n 5. Being a role model for equalities and diversity n 6. Developing a peer mentoring project n 7. Developing and managing a volunteering programme n 8. Partnership and multi-agency working n 9. Successful project management n 10. Training the trainer n n

1. Introduction to youth work Aims The course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to understand the ethos of youth work. It includes the aims and objectives of youth work, different methods of delivery and an insight into how sport can be used as a tool to engage young people. It also covers aspects such as risk assessments and monitoring and evaluation, which are paramount to successful youth work. Target groups Sports coaches, youth and community workers, volunteers, play workers, those working in communitybased settings as well as young people aged 16+ with an interest in youth work. This course can be run both as a half or full day. It can also be tailored to specific requirements, for example, for professional coach development workshops or for first time entrants to training in this field. Learning outcomes n The principles of youth work n Delivery methods n Types of youth work n Evaluating the work we do

2. Working with high risk young people Aims This course will equip participants with an understanding of the issues that exist for young people deemed as high risk. It explores strategies for engaging with this group and ways of managing the risks associated with this type of work. Finally, it looks at other facets of delivering work to high risk young people, from partnership working through to monitoring, tracking and evaluating individuals. Target groups Sports coaches, youth and community workers and those working with high risk or vulnerable participant groups.

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Learning outcomes n Defining and understanding the term ‘high risk’ n Developing strategies to engage this group n Devising positive exit routes and progression pathways n The importance of partnership and multi-agency working

3. Conflict resolution Aims This course examines the core skills of conflict resolution using interactive approaches to explore the reasons why conflict happens and how to better understand the choices people make in the moment. Target groups Sports coaches, youth and community workers, volunteers aged 16+ with an interest in understanding conflict and those working in community based settings. Learning outcomes n Understanding conflict n Understanding our own ‘red flags’ and what causes us to react n Skills in understanding choices and reactions n Managing conflict

Case Study: Brent Like many other boroughs in London, Brent has seen an increase in gang culture and street crime. In order to tackle such issues, Hornstars F.C. has been running football sessions on the Stonebridge estate. The project has seen young people recruited from within the community enrolling on the PACT programme. This training has enabled volunteers to gain confidence in both youth work and sports based delivery, with the Conflict resolution course proving particularly helpful in light of local challenges. Hornstars are now running a project in neighbouring Chalk Hill delivered by volunteers who have completed PACT programmes. The aim is to break down social barriers between the two estates.

“PACT has helped our young people to gain valuable insights into youth work. They are taking the knowledge back into their communities with a greater understanding of everyday youth culture and how to tackle challenging issues.” Abdi Farah

Sports Development Coordinator, Hornstars F.C. Page 11


Professional Development Workshops and Non-Accredited Courses 4. Working with challenging behaviour Aims This course explores the causes of challenging behaviour, how to manage it and move forward positively. The course will also consider strategies to engage such groups and effective ways of enabling learning. Target groups Sports coaches, youth and community workers, volunteers, play workers and those working in community based settings. Learning outcomes n Understanding challenging behaviour n Skills in managing behaviour n Being aware of risks and ways of minimising them n Identifying learning styles

5. Being a role model for equalities and diversity Aims The course creates a better understanding of equality and diversity issues, providing practical advice for dealing with them in a work environment. It equips participants with the skills to understand and appreciate differences, including culture, language and image. It identifies our own attitudes and prejudices, explores our values and opinions, and examines how our actions and language can influence others, potentially in a negative way. It also includes tactics for communicating and managing these issues and provides methods for helping young people to gain the best out of equality and diversity. Target groups Sports coaches, youth and community workers, volunteers, play workers, those working in communitybased settings and young people aged 16+ with an interest in working in community environments. This course can be run as a half or full day and can be tailored for both professional coach development workshops, or for first time entrants to training in this field of work. Learning outcomes n Understanding equalities and diversity issues n Being a positive role model n Challenging our own perceptions and assumptions n Working from a position of enquiry

“The Working with challenging behaviour course has really helped in the delivery of my youth work sessions. I now have the confidence to run one to one workshops with the most hard to reach young people.� John White

Trainee Youth Worker, Active Communities Bromley Page 12


6. Developing a peer mentoring project Aims The course explains how mentoring works, the benefits it can bring, key skills identification and the management of peer mentors and mentees. Target groups Sports coaches, youth and community workers, and volunteers aged 16+ with an interest in peer education and those working in community based settings. This course can be run as a half or full day and can be tailored for both professional coach development workshops, or for first time entrants to training in this field of work. Learning outcomes n Understanding what mentoring is n How to set up a peer mentoring programme n Risk factors in this type of programme and how to manage them n How to support both peer mentors and mentees

7. Developing and managing a volunteering programme Aims This course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to recruit and develop volunteers and understand how to best utilise the contributions individuals can make. Target groups Sports coaches, youth and community workers, volunteers, play workers, and those working in community based settings. This course can be run as a half or full day and can be tailored for both professional coach development workshops, or for first time entrants to training in this field of work. Learning outcomes n Understanding and appreciating volunteers n The commitment to volunteering responsibilities n Recruiting volunteers n Identifying exit and progression routes

“PACT training has been pivotal for community coaching staff involved in our Kickz and Positive Futures programmes. Staff have enhanced both their delivery and communication skills.� Michael Nyarko

Social Inclusion Manager, Crystal Palace FITC Page 13


Professional Development Workshops and Non-Accredited Courses 8. Partnership and multi-agency working Aims This course will enable participants to understand the drivers behind multi-agency approaches to working, how partnerships can be positive and the ability to recognise issues that may arise. This course will also look at the roles and responsibilities of the ’lead’ agency in a partnership setting. Target groups Anyone who undertakes partnership work or works in a multi-agency setting. This course can delivered as a half or full day and can be tailored for both professional coach development workshops, or for first time entrants to training in this field of work. Learning outcomes n Establishing terms of reference and agreed ways of working n Problem solving and sustaining partnerships n Roles of partners and managing accountability n Pros and cons

9. Successful project management Aims This course will provide participants with basic project management skills and knowledge of project structure, planning, implementation and closure. Target groups Individuals who have responsibility for managing, developing and delivering time limited projects. This course can only delivered as a full day and can be tailored for both professional coach development workshops, or for first time entrants to training in this field of work. Learning outcomes n Using project management tools to manage a project, from the business case, to project brief, project plan, timescales and budgets n Key skills in project management n The role of the project manager n The importance of using a framework

“Attending Training the Trainer has been invaluable. The course allowed time to explore why previous strategies may not have produced the desired results and went on to offer real alternative solutions.” Steve Francis

Lambeth and Southwark Sports Action Zone Page 14


10. T  raining the trainer: working with high risk young people, gangs, weapons and knife crime Aims This course will enable participants to acquire skills in designing training courses or workshops with a focus on gangs and weapons, as well as resolution. The skills are transferable and all participants will have the ability to share their learning through delivering training to their teams and peers. Target groups This course is aimed at those who want to develop skills in delivering training to peer mentors, part-time coaches and volunteers working with high-risk or vulnerable client groups. It is not suitable for first time entrants to youth work or coaching. This course can only be delivered as a full day and can be tailored for both professional coach development workshops or for youth workers delivering in this field. Learning outcomes n Developing a range of transferable skills n Understanding issues and drivers for young people n Conflict resolution skills and how to pass on this learning n Sustaining engagement, understanding learning styles and managing groups

Meet the training provider: Changebox PACT’s professional development workshops and non-accredited courses are coordinated by Changebox Training. A private sector training and management consultancy, Changebox’s team has some 20 years experience working in youth and community development, sports development and race equalities training. Changebox also specialises in developing volunteers and peer mentors and recent credits include schemes for clients such as Chelsea FC Football in the Community, Crime Concern, Positive Futures and Southwark Council. Contact: Rubel Ahmed Changebox Ltd 26 Maxwell Court Dulwich Common SE22 8NT t: 020 8693 0558 m: 07817 460 134 e: changebox@hotmail.co.uk Page 15


Accredited Youth Work Qualifications

Courses  . Essentials of working with young people 1 2. VRQ Level 2 in Youth Work n 3. VRG Level 3 in Youth Work n n

1. Essentials of working with young people The Programme n Module 1: Purpose of youth work n Module 2: The role of the youth worker n Module 3: Health and safety n Module 4: Safe-guarding young people n Module 5: Access and power Who is it suitable for? Anyone either starting out in Youth Work, keen to develop existing knowledge, or returning to study after a break. The course provides the perfect springboard for progression to further training and qualifications such as NVQ/VRQ level 2. Participants need to be aged 16+ and working or volunteering within a youth work setting. Accreditation and Assessment Accredited by Open College Network at level 2, with a value of 3 credits.

2. VRQ Level 2 in Youth Work The Programme n Unit 1: Engaging young people in relationships and conversations n Unit 2: Young people as active citizens n Unit 3: Encouraging young people to develop awareness and understanding of themselves n Unit 4: Understanding and reflecting on practice and learning n Unit 5: Equality, diversity and participation n Unit 6: Promoting a safe environment in youth work Who is it suitable for? Anyone who is either just starting in youth work or has been involved and is now interested in gaining a pre-professional qualification. Participants will need to have undertaken some kind of prior study such as portfolio based or working to learning outcomes. All participants must be aged 16 +. Accreditation and Assessment Accredited by Awarding Body Consortium (ABC) and recognised by the National Youth Agency (NYA) as a pre-professional qualification. All participants will receive a course handbook outlining the specific requirements of the course; their work will be assessed by the course tutor and submitted for further moderation. Page 16


3. VRQ Level 3 in Youth Work The Programme n Unit 1: Values and ethics in youth work n Unit 2: Group work in youth work n Unit 3: Youth work and informal education n Unit 4: Planning and delivering youth work n Unit 5: Evaluating and reviewing youth work n Unit 6: Working in organisations and teams n Unit 7: Assessing needs in youth work n Unit 8: Working with partner organisations and communities Who is it suitable for? Those who are already involved in youth work, and have previous experience of working with young people. All participants must be aged over 16 years old and show they are able to study at this level via interview, assessment and or previous completion of a relevant level 2 qualification. Accreditation and Assessment Accredited by Awarding Body Consortium (ABC) and recognised by the National Youth Agency (NYA) as a preprofessional qualification. All participants will receive a course handbook outlining the specific requirements of the course; their work will be assessed by the course tutor and submitted for further moderation.

Meet the training provider: Youthforce Youthforce is a private sector training organisation and delivers accredited training in youth work for the PACT programme, up to National Youth Agency standards level 3. They provide accredited training across the UK and work with a wide range of partners locally, regionally and nationally. Contact: David Williams / Charlotte Blandt YouthForce Ltd 27 Blatchington Road Hove East Sussex BN3 3YL t: 01273 776 779 e: david@youthforce.co.uk e: charlotte@youthforce.co.uk Page 17


Accredited Community Sport Courses

Courses  . VRQ Level 3 Certificate in Community Sport Work 1 2. VRQ Level 3 Certificate in Managing Community Sports n 3. VRQ Level 2 Apprenticeship in Active Leisure and Learning n 4. VRQ Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Sports Development n n

1. VRQ Level 3 Certificate in Community Sport Work An established qualification recognised by all major funding bodies who look for trained and qualified staff. Candidates will learn about best practice standards within the community sports sector. Who is it suitable for? Community sports coaches, sport and youth officers and activity leaders. As well as a professional development qualification it is a vocational pathway for anyone looking to progress in community sport, and suitable for those with a sports degree. Accreditation & Assessment Accredited by Sports Leaders UK. 60 guided learning hours; 24 tutored and 36 individual learning. Candidates will attend a three day training course and complete a work-based case study.

2. VRQ Level 3 Certificate in Managing Community Sports An established qualification recognised by all major funding bodies who look for trained and qualified staff. Candidates will learn about best practice standards in managing projects within the community sports sector. Who is it suitable for? All leaders and managers of community sport. Accreditation & Assessment Accredited by Sports Leaders UK. 60 guided learning hours, 16 tutored and 44 individual learning. Candidates will attend a two day training course and complete a work-based case study. Much of the course material is not covered by conventional sports degrees and qualifications.

“As a volunteer looking to build a career in sports and youth work, the PACT programme has been brilliant in giving me training, support and advice. I am now on a Level 2 Apprenticeship Programme and have paid work delivering boxing coaching and youth empowerment projects.� Hannah Beharry

Lambeth Positive Futures / Haringey ABC Page 18


3. VRQ Level 2 Apprenticeship in Active Leisure and Learning Apprenticeships are designed help people enter the workforce in all sectors. Whilst earning money, apprentices will build knowledge and skills and gain qualifications. Who is it suitable for? Preference for young people (16-19 year olds usually) in employment. Candidates can have nonemployed status if they are paid a minimum training allowance. Accreditation & Assessment The Level 2 Apprenticeship will take 12 months. All apprenticeships lead to a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), Key Skills qualifications and a range of Technical Certificates.

4. VRQ Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Sports Development Apprenticeships are designed help people enter the workforce in all sectors. Whilst earning money, apprentices will build knowledge and skills and gain qualifications. Who is it suitable for? Young people (16-19 year olds usually) who are in employment. Accreditation & Assessment The Level 3 Apprenticeship will take 24 months. All apprenticeships lead to a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), Key Skills qualifications and a range of Technical Certificates.

Meet the training provider: Chartstage Chartstage is a leading provider of training and qualifications in community sport. They have played a leading role in formulating national policy and pioneered the first national qualifications in the sector. They advise, train and inspire staff and managers who are involved in all aspects of community sport, from the sports and leisure industry to social inclusion projects. Contact: Elaine King Chartstage Training and Development Limited Unit 81 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park Majors Road Watchfield Swindon Wiltshire SN6 8TY t: 01793 780755 e: Elaine.king@chartstage.com Page 19


PACT Programme delivered in partnership with:

London Active Communities Southbank Techno Park 90 London Road London SE1 6LN 020 7717 1691 info@activecommunities.org.uk

PACT Prospectus - 2009-2010  
PACT Prospectus - 2009-2010  

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