Category Archives: Children

Planning is underway for safer and healthier streets around three schools in Calderdale, and local people are invited to share their thoughts. Calderdale Council is planning to reduce traffic and build a safe, healthy and attractive environment for people of all ages to walk, cycle, rest and play in the streets around Ash Green Community… read more … about Have your say on safer, greener and healthier streets>>

Ash Green School proposals

A live Q&A, Parkruns and coffee mornings are just some of the ways Calderdale Council will be raising awareness of fostering during Foster Care Fortnight. Foster Care Fortnight (Monday 9 to Sunday 22 May 2022) is the Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and show how it can transform lives. This… read more … about Fostering – we care, because you do>>

Parkrun

A £900,000 fund is now open for Calderdale organisations to hold activity sessions to help children eat healthily and be more active during school holidays. Local groups can apply for a share of the ‘Healthy Holidays Calderdale Programme’ grant from Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale, to help reduce inequalities by tackling child… read more … about Helping children to have Healthy Holidays>>

Children enjoying Healthy Holidays

A national project aimed at educating young people about prejudice and intolerance is coming to Calderdale schools.  The work, co-ordinated by the Council’s School Effectiveness Service, will see children at eight schools in the borough participating in the Heartstone’s Story Circle project, working with local poets, dancers, artists, musicians, historians and sculptors and studying books… read more … about Local children start on the road to the Heartstone Odyssey Book Festival>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney

Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale have supported organisations to run Healthy Holiday schemes during the school holidays that provide lots of different activities for children to try and also offer healthy meals and snacks too. During the December school holidays, children in Calderdale have been having so much fun trying new activities… read more … about Calderdale children have so much fun in school holidays, they are chosen to feature in a video by the Department for Education>>

Healthy Holidays session at ROKT

Calderdale Council is showing its appreciation to schools across the borough for their tireless efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Throughout the pandemic, the Council has worked closely with schools to keep children and staff as safe as possible. The Council issued advice to schools before October half-term in response to particularly high… read more … about Thanking schools for their amazing efforts>>

Cllr Wilkinson

Calderdale Council’s short breaks service for children with special needs has achieved the top accolade from Ofsted in its latest inspection.   Linden Brook respite service has been rated ‘outstanding’ in all aspects of the way it cares for children aged four to 17 with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and complex health needs.   The… read more … about Highest Ofsted honour for Linden Brook>>

Linden Brook camping

Parents and carers in Calderdale now have an extra resource to help give their children the best possible start in life. The Calderdale Family Journey is a new web resource for parents and carers to support their journey to parenthood and explain the key steps and the ways they can ensure their child is ready… read more … about Supporting children to get the best start>>

Family journey

“Our foster child is becoming a smashing little boy. We’ve been able to help him become a young man with a fantastic character who is developing crucial life skills.” Tyrone and Adam from Calderdale became foster carers in January 2021 and are encouraging others to come forward as part of the Council’s autumn fostering campaign…. read more … about Foster for Calderdale and make a difference>>

Foster carers Tyrone and Adam