Category Archives: Children

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>>

Calderdale needs foster carers, and this Foster Care Fortnight the Council is stepping up its campaign to recruit more. Foster Care Fortnight (Monday 13 – Friday 24 May), is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network. In support of this, members of Calderdale Council’s fostering team… read more … about Could you ‘do something incredible’ this Foster Care Fortnight?>>

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On Monday 1 April 2019, the Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board (CSCB) became the Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP). This change follows the Department for Education’s Working Together to Safeguard Children report from July 2018 which introduced Safeguarding Children Partnerships to replace local Safeguarding Children Boards across the country. These new legal requirements make local police,… read more … about Working together to safeguard children>>

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Over 3000 young people across Calderdale cast their votes in this year’s elections for the UK Youth Parliament. Ballot boxes were placed in secondary schools and youth provision around the borough and young people voted to elect two of their peers to be representatives at the national Youth Parliament. The successful candidates were Krish Nair… read more … about Young people cast their votes for Youth Parliament>>

12 titles announced for the annual Read Regional campaign  Book lovers in Calderdale are in for a treat as inspiring author events are taking place in libraries across the borough as part of Read Regional 2019.   Founded in 2008, Read Regional is a celebration of brilliant new books from the North of England. The campaign… read more … about Discover ‘must-read’ authors at Calderdale libraries this spring>>

Calderdale Council’s approach to working with children and families has been recognised as an example of success in a major national article about children’s social care. This comes after Calderdale was recently ranked as one of the top 10 councils in the country for adult social care. Yvette Stanley, National Director of Social Care, has… read more … about National recognition for Children’s Services>>