Category Archives: Children

Calderdale Council’s innovative work to tackle child obesity has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. The Council is a finalist in the Public Health Improvement category of The MJ Achievement Awards 2018. It has created strong partnerships with organisations across Calderdale to seriously address the issue of poor nutrition when tackling child obesity. Cllr… read more … about A taste of success for healthy eating scheme>>

Tackling domestic abuse, mental health, forced marriage and providing awareness on protecting children and victims of human trafficking are all topics covered as part of West Yorkshire’s Safeguarding Week. Starting Monday (June 25), until July 1, all the local safeguarding boards and community safety partnerships across the region have joined forces with West Yorkshire’s Police… read more … about Safeguarding remains everybody’s business as partners join together for Safeguarding Week 2018>>

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Wood Bank Special School in Luddendenfoot has been awarded a gold standard Artsmark Award by Arts Council England for the school’s commitment to arts and cultural activities. Artsmark aims to inspire young people to create, experience and participate in arts and culture. There are three levels of Artsmark awards – silver, gold and platinum. Wood… read more … about Art of gold at Wood Bank School>>

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Stuart Smith, Calderdale Council’s Director of Adult and Children’s Services has announced his retirement and will leave the local authority in September 2018. Having spent his career working with children and young people, Stuart received an OBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to children. Stuart joined Calderdale Council as the Director of… read more … about Council announces Director’s retirement>>

Stuart Smith

Two prominent members of Calderdale Council have been recognised by the Queen in this year’s birthday honours list. The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, will become a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of his contribution to local government and the regeneration of Halifax.  Stuart Smith, Calderdale’s Director… read more … about Double honours celebration for Calderdale>>

Calderdale Council is looking at the best way to support children looked after and care leavers. At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 11 June, Members will discuss the revised Children Looked After and Care Leavers Strategy 2018-2021. This sets out how the Council intends to help its young people achieve their best…. read more … about Helping our young people achieve their best>>

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Calderdale Council’s ‘Sleep on it’ service is celebrating after receiving an outstanding rating from Ofsted. Sleep on it is a voluntary short stay service designed to support young people and their families who are worried about their relationships with each other breaking down. The service works with families who have been referred as part of… read more … about Short stay service receives top rating>>

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Every good parent wants the best for their children as they grow up and start making their own way in life, and every young person wants to be able to rely on this support.  For young people leaving the care of Calderdale Council, this is no different, and the Council has pledged to give more… read more … about Calderdale’s commitment to young people leaving care>>

Calderdale needs foster carers, and this Foster Care Fortnight the Council is stepping up its campaign to recruit more. Foster Care Fortnight is The Fostering Network’s national campaign to raise awareness of fostering. In support of this, and the regional ‘You Can Foster’ campaign, members of Calderdale’s fostering team visited Brighouse Parkrun on Saturday 19 May… read more … about Fostering team in Parkrun takeover>>

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