Category Archives: Children

Wainstalls village is soon to benefit from a new play area for children and young people, after a successful application to the Suez Communities Trust.  Calderdale Council will receive £43,000 from the Trust (formerly SITA Trust) to allow for a new play area to be installed near Wainstalls Junior and Infant School in the village. … read more … about New play area for Wainstalls village>>

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St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Halifax has been judged by Ofsted as ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ features in a recent inspection.  The inspection took place at the end of June 2017, with inspectors visiting the school over two days. During this visit, inspectors spoke to pupils, staff, governors and a representative from Calderdale Council, as… read more … about Ofsted success for St Joseph’s>>

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Calderdale Council’s Public Health Early Years’ Service (PHEYS) will now be provided by Locala Community Partnerships. Locala recently began providing the service, after being awarded the contract for the Calderdale PHEYS as part of a formal process by Calderdale Council. Locala are an experienced provider of NHS community services, currently helping over 400,000 people in… read more … about A new provider for early years support>>

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On GCSE results day 2017, Cllr Megan Swift, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “Congratulations to all the young people in Calderdale who have worked really hard for their GCSE results. Every student should be proud of their achievements – well done! I wish you all a successful future.  … read more … about GCSE results – congratulations!>>

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Looked after children who are waiting for a new family are well supported by Calderdale Council’s Children’s Services team, according to the latest inspection by Ofsted.  Officials from Ofsted visited the Council in June 2017 to inspect the local authority’s arrangements for finding long-term homes for local looked after children and young people.  The Council… read more … about Ofsted approves Council’s adoption process>>

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Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board has appointed a national expert in child welfare as its new Chair. Professor of Social Work at Leeds Beckett University, Nick Frost will take up the role in September 2017.  A qualified and registered social worker, Professor Frost gained 15 years’ experience in local authorities before moving into an academic career.  … read more … about Frost helps safeguard Calderdale children>>

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Construction of a £2.8 million state-of-the-art sixth form centre for Ravenscliffe High School and local people has started. Calderdale Council has invested £1.6 million into creating an exciting new facility that will benefit both the school – which is the borough’s only secondary special needs school – and the wider community. The Council has also… read more … about Building starts at new Ravenscliffe sixth form centre>>

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