Category Archives: Children

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>>

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Pupils returning to school in Calderdale have seen the roads around some of their schools transformed into safer spaces – supporting active travel, such as walking and cycling. After a successful trial period at schools earlier this year, Calderdale Council has introduced School Streets(external link) at nine schools in the borough. This means that the… read more … about Safer streets for schools>>

School streets at St Mary's, Halifax

Calderdale Council has been named as one of the top 10 councils in the country for the provision of services for children with high needs. Public service consultancy, IMPOWER has named the Council as a top performer in its annual analysis report measuring performance within high needs funding. This focuses on pupils with special educational… read more … about Calderdale ranked as one of top UK councils for supporting children with high needs>>

Cllr Wilkinson

Calderdale Council has been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards, thanks to its pioneering work on tackling the climate emergency and supporting children and young people. The Council is a finalist in two categories of the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2020 – Senior Leadership Team and Innovation in Children’s Services. The awards recognise councils’… read more … about Calderdale’s double celebration in national awards shortlist>>

All play areas and outdoor gyms in Calderdale are due to reopen by Friday 10 July – but the Council has issued important guidance to ensure everyone can enjoy the facilities safely, as COVID-19 is still within our communities. The Government advised that playgrounds and outdoor gyms across England could reopen from Saturday 4 July… read more … about Playgrounds and outdoor gyms to reopen across Calderdale>>

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During Calderdale’s sixth annual Safeguarding Week (Monday 22 – Friday 26 June 2020), a range of virtual events and resources will raise awareness of safeguarding issues and how to support the borough’s most vulnerable children and adults. Safeguarding is just as important, if not more, during the COVID-19 outbreak. Lockdown and social distancing may make… read more … about Show your support for Safeguarding Week>>

Safeguarding Week 2020