Category Archives: Children

Calderdale Council’s approach to working with children and families has been recognised as an example of success in a major national article about children’s social care. This comes after Calderdale was recently ranked as one of the top 10 councils in the country for adult social care. Yvette Stanley, National Director of Social Care, has… read more … about National recognition for Children’s Services>>

An innovative animation, specifically designed to safeguard children in West Yorkshire from exploitation and abuse, is due to premiere at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford. Funded by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Mark Burns-Williamson through £36,000 of grant money, it sees its first official screening on Monday 21 January… read more … about Animation premieres to tackle child exploitation>>

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Visitors to The Piece Hall were given an insight into autism on Thursday 10 January, as the Autism Reality Experience was brought to Halifax to raise awareness of the condition. This provided members of the public and professionals with some insight of the sensory overload experienced by people with conditions on the autistic spectrum, and… read more … about The Autism Reality Experience comes to The Piece Hall>>

Calderdale families will receive extra support to nurture their children’s early speech, language and communication skills at home, to help give them the best possible start in life. This comes after Calderdale Council was chosen to take part in a national pilot for new communication training for health visitors, launched by the Department for Education… read more … about Giving children the best start in life>>

Ofsted has rated Calderdale Council’s Children and Young People’s Services as ‘good’ overall with ‘outstanding’ features following an inspection in November 2018. A report of the findings has now been published following an intensive and rigorous three week examination into the quality and effectiveness of the service. Ofsted judged our services as ‘Good’ overall, and… read more … about Children’s Services is ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features>>

Pupils at All Saints’ Junior and Infant School in Halifax have been getting creative by building a model of Yorkshire landmark, the Humber Bridge, entirely out of recycled materials. The school is taking part in the Big Build competition, run by construction industry mascot, Ivor Goodsite. Big Build aims to get children thinking creatively about… read more … about All Saints’ Big Build challenge>>

A new strategy to help tackle poverty in Calderdale is being discussed by the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 3 December. An anti-poverty action plan has been developed by the Council and its partners to ensure that services are targeted where they are needed most. Particular focus is given to reducing child, fuel and food poverty,… read more … about Tackling poverty in Calderdale>>

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Keeping children safe and working with families who need extra support are the key responsibilities for a new Assistant Director appointed by Calderdale Council. Victoria Gibbs will be joining the senior leadership team in Children and Young People’s Services directorate as the Assistant Director for Early Intervention and Safeguarding in January 2019. She replaces Julie… read more … about Victoria boosts Children’s Social Care team>>

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