Category Archives: Children

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>>

Victoria Gibbs

Play areas in Calderdale are set for a significant boost with improvements planned across the borough. Calderdale Council is allocating £150,000 each year for the next five years to improve existing play facilities, replacing old equipment and repairing and refreshing sites across the borough. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods Services, Cllr Susan… read more … about Funding boost for play areas in Calderdale>>

Work is continuing apace to rebuild Copley Primary School and Moorside Community Primary School in Ovenden, Halifax, with pupils and staff due to move into the impressive new buildings in the new term. The project was commissioned by Calderdale Council following its £8.6m investment that will see the creation of brand new, modern facilities including… read more … about Halifax primary school rebuilds continue to take shape>>

Two new directors will take up their posts at Calderdale Council in September, following the retirement of Stuart Smith, Director of Adult and Children’s Services. Iain Baines has been appointed to the newly created post of Director of Adult Services and Wellbeing, whilst Julie Jenkins has been appointed as the Director of Children and Young… read more … about Council boosts senior social care team>>

Calderdale Council has been selected to play an important role in shaping a new national centre that will support social work practice across England. The Council has been chosen as one of 21 local authorities and trusts to help develop a new countrywide ‘What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care’, to make a difference to… read more … about ‘What Works’ for children and young people?>>

The strong partnership working in Calderdale to safeguard children from harm (currently known as Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board) has been given a great opportunity to make further improvements to local safeguarding arrangements, following the introduction of new guidance from the Department for Education. New legal requirements make local police, councils and health services jointly responsible… read more … about Working together to safeguard children>>

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Calderdale Council is looking at the best way to support children looked after and care leavers. Young people who are looked after or are leaving the care of the Council should be supported to achieve their best and reach their aspirations. Calderdale Council takes the responsibility of corporate parenting very seriously and is committed to… read more … about Supporting young people to achieve their best>>

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve the decision of the governors at Calder High School to close its sixth form on 31 August 2019. The decision has become necessary as recent changes to the government funding of post-16 education mean that the majority of schools now receive less money for A Level students… read more … about Securing the future of Calder High School>>

Cllr Megan Swift