Category Archives: Children

Pupils from Calderdale schools are helping the Council to combat litter. They have been busy designing anti-litter posters as part of a competition run by Calderdale Council’s Apprentice Litter Champions, to encourage people to take pride in their community and to bin their rubbish. Angharad Cuthell, aged 11 from St. Andrew’s C of E Junior… read more … about School poster competition helps spread anti-litter message>>

Organisations in Calderdale are being given a helping hand to support families during the school holidays.  The long summer school holidays can be a difficult time, when the cost of feeding and entertaining children can place additional financial pressures on families.  In 2016, Calderdale Council launched the Holiday Kitchen pilot scheme, helping to prepare meals… read more … about New toolkit to help support Holiday Kitchens>>

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet last night unveiled an ambitious programme to be delivered over the next 100 days. The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Vision2024 gives us a five year framework of what we want Calderdale to be like by the borough’s 50th birthday.  We have a range of priority areas which will… read more … about Ambitious plans for first 100 days>>

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Over 100 pupils in Calderdale got on their bikes and took part in the Schools Yorkshire Tour, an initiative encouraging young people to cycle more. As part of the cycling challenge, a baton is travelling 400 miles across Yorkshire, passed on by children on bikes from 160 schools. It started in York on Monday 10… read more … about Cycling event gets children active and clears the air>>

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Calderdale Safeguarding Week is back for 2019 from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 June. Now in its fifth year, Calderdale Safeguarding Adults Board and the Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership will host a week-long, packed programme of events aimed at raising awareness about abuse and safeguarding issues. This year’s theme is ‘See me, hear me, know… read more … about Join in with Safeguarding Week 2019>>

Safeguarding Week

Joint press release with Locala New mums in Calderdale are being asked to give their views on what makes a welcoming place to breastfeed your baby as part of National Breastfeeding Celebration Week. Calderdale is hosting various activities to mark National Breastfeeding Celebration Week (which runs from June 17 to 23) and part of that… read more … about Mums asked to help make Calderdale even more breastfeeding friendly as part of National Breastfeeding Week>>

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Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have published a glowing report into Calderdale’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities’ (SEND) services. Inspectors visited Calderdale in March this year and spoke with children and young people with SEND, parents and carers, the Council, NHS officers and a number of partners. They also visited a range of providers… read more … about Praise for Calderdale SEND support>>

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This year will see an extra Father’s Day present for men in Calderdale – a whole fortnight of experiences aimed at helping them be the best parents / carers they can be. To help inspire dads, grandads, step-dads, uncles, male carers and dads-to-be to take up the challenges they face in bringing up and supporting… read more … about Extra Father’s Day present this June to help men as parents in Calderdale>>

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>>