Category Archives: Children

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>>

Cllr Megan Swift

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>>

Professor Nick Frost

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>>

The new Copley Bridge will be named Wilson Bridge, after Mr Graham Wilson who lived at the adjacent toll house for many years until his recent death. The name was chosen by children from Copley Primary School and the local community. Calderdale Council is rebuilding the 185-year-old bridge after it was destroyed by the 2015… read more … about A new name for Copley Bridge>>

Children across Calderdale have been working on campaigns to promote safer and more active travel around their schools and communities.  Over the last three months, officers from Calderdale Council have led a project with 14 schools, helping them develop their own campaigns, promoting the benefits of walking and cycling, healthy living and sustainable travel.  On… read more … about Calderdale schools compete for the SAFE Travel Cup>>

Halifax’s own Holy Trinity Primary School has become third school in Calderdale to achieve a Food for Life Gold Award, in recognition of their outstanding food culture.  The Food for Life Gold Award recognises the school’s commitment to the food education of their pupils, and a healthy food culture which benefits not just pupils, but staff… read more … about Holy Trinity Primary School achieves prestigious Gold Food for Life Award>>

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