Category Archives: Children

The provision of additional residential care options for children who are looked after in Calderdale is being discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. Following recommendations from the Children and Young People Scrutiny Board, the Cabinet will consider current provision and the potential purchase of properties to provide additional in-house residential children’s homes. Calderdale Council is responsible… read more … about Enhancing residential provision for our young people>>

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Calderdale’s kindness is shining through once again, as thousands of pounds worth of donations are being made to support children and young people to learn from home during national lockdown. Building on the success of the Never Hungry Again fund launched last October to end child hunger in the borough, Calderdale Council, the Community Foundation… read more … about Communities rally to support home-schooled children>>

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Calderdale’s Never Hungry Again campaign has reached two major milestones, boosting the united mission to end child hunger in the borough for good. The married TV stars and comedians, Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont, who live in Mytholmroyd, have pledged their support for Calderdale’s anti-poverty work and are championing the campaign, not just to tackle… read more … about Celebrities back the new £100,000 Never Hungry Again fund>>

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Calderdale Council is sharing dozens of creative ideas with local families to support their children to be active, happy and healthy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Council has launched its first Vision2024 Families e-newsletter, which will go out in autumn, winter, spring and summer to families who have signed up across the borough. The… read more … about 50 activities for children under five to thrive>>

Richard and Jude

Calderdale Council has been recognised, in a major national report, for the support it provides to young people who have been in care to enable them to be successful parents. Since 2016, the Council’s Positive Choices project has helped young people in Calderdale to make informed choices about parenthood. It was one of 50 projects selected to… read more … about National recognition for innovative young people’s scheme>>

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Calderdale Council has won the Children’s Services category in the prestigious national LGC Awards 2020. The annual awards, run by the Local Government Chronicle, were held virtually today (Wednesday 28 October) and recognise the best in local government innovation and service delivery. The Council’s win in the ‘Children’s Services’ category was thanks to sustained improvement… read more … about National award celebration for Calderdale>>

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Calderdale’s kind communities are uniting in their shared ambition to end child hunger in the borough for good. In response to national calls to extend free school meals beyond term times, organisations and individuals across Calderdale and the country are rallying to help, donating food and money to support the most disadvantaged children. Calderdale Council,… read more … about Never Hungry Again>>

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Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Calderdale Council is committed to supporting our most disadvantaged children and young people and ensuring they do not go hungry at half term.   “We are working with the Community Foundation for Calderdale and our fantastic voluntary and community sector to ensure that children who are eligible… read more … about Statement from the Leader of Calderdale Council>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Young people in Calderdale are invited to find out more about the options available after GCSEs, at the annual Get Organised event. From Monday 12 October, Calderdale Council, in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, is hosting a four-day, virtual event, primarily aimed at students in Year 11 and their families. Calderdale is a great place… read more … about Get Organised event goes virtual>>

Cllr Wilkinson