Category Archives: Children

A new Assistant Director has boosted Calderdale Council’s Children and Young People’s Services senior management team, taking on responsibility for delivering strategic improvement in education and inclusion across the borough. Mark Randall joined the local authority in May 2019, taking on the role from Steve Evans, who was seconded from his post as Head Teacher… read more … about Randall is a top class appointment>>

Calderdale needs foster carers, and this Foster Care Fortnight the Council is stepping up its campaign to recruit more. Foster Care Fortnight (Monday 13 – Friday 24 May), is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network. In support of this, members of Calderdale Council’s fostering team… read more … about Could you ‘do something incredible’ this Foster Care Fortnight?>>

Parkrun

On Monday 1 April 2019, the Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board (CSCB) became the Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP). This change follows the Department for Education’s Working Together to Safeguard Children report from July 2018 which introduced Safeguarding Children Partnerships to replace local Safeguarding Children Boards across the country. These new legal requirements make local police,… read more … about Working together to safeguard children>>

Calderdale Council

Over 3000 young people across Calderdale cast their votes in this year’s elections for the UK Youth Parliament. Ballot boxes were placed in secondary schools and youth provision around the borough and young people voted to elect two of their peers to be representatives at the national Youth Parliament. The successful candidates were Krish Nair… read more … about Young people cast their votes for Youth Parliament>>

12 titles announced for the annual Read Regional campaign  Book lovers in Calderdale are in for a treat as inspiring author events are taking place in libraries across the borough as part of Read Regional 2019.   Founded in 2008, Read Regional is a celebration of brilliant new books from the North of England. The campaign… read more … about Discover ‘must-read’ authors at Calderdale libraries this spring>>

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>>

Mr Shapeshifter

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>>