Category Archives: Children

An inquiry into Children’s Social Care in England has recognised the work of Calderdale Council’s Social Workers in supporting vulnerable children.  The ‘No Good Options’ report summarises the findings of the inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children.  The inquiry found that young people who are looked after are happier and more successful… read more … about Social work in Calderdale praised in Parliament>>

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Local disabled people should have equal access to all areas of Calderdale so they can live independently within the community.    Calderdale Council is developing a new strategy to support disabled people and re-design services which may prevent people from being independent.    The Council now wants to hear the experiences of disabled people, family members, carers,… read more … about Have your say on the All Age Disability Strategy>>

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The choices available for Calderdale students who want to continue studying after their GCSEs will be considered by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet at the next meeting on Monday 3 April 2017.  Recent changes to the government funding of post-16 education mean that the majority of schools now receive less money for A level students and some… read more … about Changes in Calderdale to post-16 options>>

Cllr Megan Swift

An innovative new way of working to better support young people in care has now officially launched in Calderdale.  The Positive Choices programme looks to reduce the number of children being taken into care by supporting young people throughout pregnancy and early years.   A significant number of children who are looked after or care… read more … about Supporting young people to make Positive Choices>>

Positive Choices launch

Calderdale Council’s Children’s Social Care team has been recognised for its work on identifying and supporting children who regularly miss school.  Ofsted’s National Director of Social Care, Eleanor Schooling CBE, publishes a monthly commentary in which she discusses the major issues facing children’s services across the country and shares what has been learned during recent… read more … about Ofsted praises Council’s work to keep kids safe from CSE>>

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Ten Calderdale schools were invited to showcase their work on The Heartstone Odyssey recently, at a special event held at the House of Commons.  The Heartstone Odyssey was created by Heartstone, a not-for-profit organisation which encourages children, aged from 9-12, to think about extremism, cohesion, identity, racism, tolerance.   Representatives from schools in Calderdale, London, Slough,… read more … about Sadia takes Odyssey to the House of Commons>>

Heartstone Odyssey

At this time of year, viruses like the ‘winter vomiting bug’ (also called norovirus) can take hold. Calderdale Council is reminding people of the symptoms and what to do to reduce the spread of this very contagious virus. Norovirus is a stomach bug that can affect anyone and causes diarrhoea and/or vomiting. It spreads easily… read more … about Don’t let norovirus ruin your Christmas>>

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Press release from Calderdale Council and The Diocese of Salford: Calderdale Council and The Diocese of Salford will continue to give every support to St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Todmorden, in their drive to raise standards. An Ofsted inspection of the school in October 2016 recommends that the school be taken into special measures, in… read more … about Raising standards at St Joseph’s RC Primary School>>

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Parents and carers in Calderdale now have a new resource with advice and guidance to support with their child’s journey into healthy early years.  www.healthyearlyyears.co.uk(external link) is a brand new website packed with top tips to offer a helping hand to parents and carers of children aged from birth to five years old.   This colourful… read more … about A helping hand for a healthy start>>

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