Category Archives: Children

Last night, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet heard how the actions delivered as part of the First 100 Days plan are making a real difference to people in Calderdale. In June this year, Calderdale Council’s administration unveiled an ambitious programme to be delivered over the next 100 days. The actions in the plan were set out under… read more … about First 100 Days delivers real change>>

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A new initiative to help parents and carers come up with ways for 2 to 4-year-olds to get a healthy amount of physical activity has been launched in Calderdale. Parents and children at two Calderdale Children’s Centres were amongst the first in Yorkshire and the Humber to try out Active Imaginations – an online resource… read more … about Helping young children to stay active>>

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A new project aimed at giving children the best start in life has launched in Calderdale. ’50 things to do before you’re five’ suggests 50 activities parents and carers can do with children before they turn five, all chosen by childcare specialists to help boost development. The campaign launched in Calderdale at Eureka! the National… read more … about Sharing experiences with ‘50 things to do before you’re five’>>

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Support for breastfeeding mothers in Calderdale to help ensure babies get the best possible start in life has achieved an international gold standard. Calderdale Maternity and Health Visiting services have jointly been awarded The Baby Friendly Achieving Sustainability Gold Award by Unicef – the first joint maternity and health visiting Gold award in England. The services work together… read more … about Support for mothers and babies in Calderdale achieves golden first>>

Children looked after by Calderdale Council will now have more opportunity to stay closer to schools, friends and family, as the provision for care within the borough is being increased. Calderdale Council is responsible for the care of young people who cannot safely remain with their families, finding placements for them in foster care and… read more … about Improving care options for young people in Calderdale>>

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The Orange Box young people’s facility is reopening on Friday 9 August after extensive refurbishment works. The newly refurbished building in Halifax town centre will be the new home of Calderdale Council’s Youth Works and Youth Justice Team and will provide a variety of different activities for young people. Facilities available at the Orange Box… read more … about Bright future for Orange Box>>

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Pupils from Calderdale schools are helping the Council to combat litter. They have been busy designing anti-litter posters as part of a competition run by Calderdale Council’s Apprentice Litter Champions, to encourage people to take pride in their community and to bin their rubbish. Angharad Cuthell, aged 11 from St. Andrew’s C of E Junior… read more … about School poster competition helps spread anti-litter message>>

Organisations in Calderdale are being given a helping hand to support families during the school holidays.  The long summer school holidays can be a difficult time, when the cost of feeding and entertaining children can place additional financial pressures on families.  In 2016, Calderdale Council launched the Holiday Kitchen pilot scheme, helping to prepare meals… read more … about New toolkit to help support Holiday Kitchens>>

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet last night unveiled an ambitious programme to be delivered over the next 100 days. The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Vision2024 gives us a five year framework of what we want Calderdale to be like by the borough’s 50th birthday.  We have a range of priority areas which will… read more … about Ambitious plans for first 100 days>>

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