Category Archives: Children

At this time of year, viruses like the ‘winter vomiting bug’ (also called norovirus) can take hold. Calderdale Council is reminding people of the symptoms and what to do to reduce the spread of this very contagious virus. Norovirus is a stomach bug that can affect anyone and causes diarrhoea and/or vomiting. It spreads easily… read more … about Don’t let norovirus ruin your Christmas>>

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Press release from Calderdale Council and The Diocese of Salford: Calderdale Council and The Diocese of Salford will continue to give every support to St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Todmorden, in their drive to raise standards. An Ofsted inspection of the school in October 2016 recommends that the school be taken into special measures, in… read more … about Raising standards at St Joseph’s RC Primary School>>

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Parents and carers in Calderdale now have a new resource with advice and guidance to support with their child’s journey into healthy early years.  www.healthyearlyyears.co.uk(external link) is a brand new website packed with top tips to offer a helping hand to parents and carers of children aged from birth to five years old.   This colourful… read more … about A helping hand for a healthy start>>

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Calderdale Council has strengthened its role in making sure children who are in care or leaving care are safe and supported. For a number of years, all Calderdale councillors have been ‘corporate parents’, collectively responsible for the safety, health, wellbeing and care of children who are looked after. Now the Council has extended the corporate… read more … about A family for children in care>>

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A new way of working to better support young people in care has been awarded £444k as part of the government’s Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme.  In a recent speech at the National Adult and Children’s Services (NCAS) Conference 2016, the Education Secretary, Justine Greening, announced that Calderdale Council’s Positive Choices project had been successful… read more … about Supporting young people in care>>

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As children return after their half term break, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will review the school service to make sure it will continue to meet demand over the next five years.  The Cabinet will meet on Monday 14 November 2016 to consider a report which outlines the priority areas for school re-organisation.  Calderdale Council’s Cabinet member… read more … about Five year plan for school places>>

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A decision on the future of Cragg Vale Junior and Infant School is a step closer as further consultation takes place with parents, staff, governors and the local community.  Cragg Vale Junior and Infant School is a small rural school with an average intake of less than ten pupils each year. The building is in… read more … about Have your say on Cragg Vale School proposals>>

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Students and teachers are back at Scout Road Academy in Mytholmroyd for the first time since the Boxing Day 2015 floods. This comes after Calderdale Council installed a safety fence at Scout Road to help protect those using and living on the road. Storm Eva caused a landslip which blocked Scout Road. This led to… read more … about Scout Road Academy reopens>>

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This week is National Adoption Week (Monday 17 – Sunday 23 October 2016) and as part of this Calderdale Council is stepping up its campaign with additional advertising around the borough. It’s also asking people to think about different options, including fostering to adopt.   Foster to adopt is otherwise known as Early Permanence Placement (EPP). EPP… read more … about Think about ‘foster to adopt’ this National Adoption Week>>

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