Category Archives: Children

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>>

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The Headteacher of a high school in Rastrick has been chosen to help lead the strategic improvement of schools across Calderdale. Steve Evans, Headteacher at Rastrick High School and Sixth Form, will take up a nine-month secondment as Assistant Director – Learning Services with Calderdale Council, in September. The role will see him work alongside… read more … about Rastrick head to join Calderdale Council as Assistant Director>>

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Calderdale Council’s innovative work to tackle child obesity has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. The Council is a finalist in the Public Health Improvement category of The MJ Achievement Awards 2018. It has created strong partnerships with organisations across Calderdale to seriously address the issue of poor nutrition when tackling child obesity. Cllr… read more … about A taste of success for healthy eating scheme>>

Tackling domestic abuse, mental health, forced marriage and providing awareness on protecting children and victims of human trafficking are all topics covered as part of West Yorkshire’s Safeguarding Week. Starting Monday (June 25), until July 1, all the local safeguarding boards and community safety partnerships across the region have joined forces with West Yorkshire’s Police… read more … about Safeguarding remains everybody’s business as partners join together for Safeguarding Week 2018>>

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