Category Archives: Children

In these challenging times when we are physically apart due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to look out for each other, to know the signs of safeguarding issues, to report anything that doesn’t feel right, and to speak up if we need support. That’s the message from Calderdale Council, Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership… read more … about Safeguarding is always everyone’s business>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale Council has issued a request to all early years child care providers, including childminders, to help support key workers during this national emergency. Although the safest place for all children is at home, for some key workers this isn’t possible. Schools, and all child care providers, are therefore being asked to continue to provide… read more … about Supporting child care providers throughout COVID-19>>

Cllr Wilkinson

Calderdale Council has boosted its leadership team with the appointment of three new senior officers. The Council has recruited a new Director of Public Health; an Assistant Director for Early Intervention and Safeguarding in Children and Young People’s Services and a new Assistant Director for Adult Social Care Operations. Deborah Harkins, currently the Director of… read more … about Hat-trick for Calderdale>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Supporting frontline services which protect vulnerable children and adults is the priority within the Cabinet’s budget plans for 2020/21. The proposals were presented at a Cabinet meeting on Monday 13 January 2020, marking the start of a 28 day public consultation. The Government has not yet announced the level of funding for local authorities beyond… read more … about A budget for a sustainable future>>

Cllr Swift

Last night, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet heard how the actions delivered as part of the First 100 Days plan are making a real difference to people in Calderdale. In June this year, Calderdale Council’s administration unveiled an ambitious programme to be delivered over the next 100 days. The actions in the plan were set out under… read more … about First 100 Days delivers real change>>

Cllr Swift

A new initiative to help parents and carers come up with ways for 2 to 4-year-olds to get a healthy amount of physical activity has been launched in Calderdale. Parents and children at two Calderdale Children’s Centres were amongst the first in Yorkshire and the Humber to try out Active Imaginations – an online resource… read more … about Helping young children to stay active>>

Active Imaginations

A new project aimed at giving children the best start in life has launched in Calderdale. ’50 things to do before you’re five’ suggests 50 activities parents and carers can do with children before they turn five, all chosen by childcare specialists to help boost development. The campaign launched in Calderdale at Eureka! the National… read more … about Sharing experiences with ‘50 things to do before you’re five’>>

Vision

Support for breastfeeding mothers in Calderdale to help ensure babies get the best possible start in life has achieved an international gold standard. Calderdale Maternity and Health Visiting services have jointly been awarded The Baby Friendly Achieving Sustainability Gold Award by Unicef – the first joint maternity and health visiting Gold award in England. The services work together… read more … about Support for mothers and babies in Calderdale achieves golden first>>

Children looked after by Calderdale Council will now have more opportunity to stay closer to schools, friends and family, as the provision for care within the borough is being increased. Calderdale Council is responsible for the care of young people who cannot safely remain with their families, finding placements for them in foster care and… read more … about Improving care options for young people in Calderdale>>

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