Category Archives: Fostering

Calderdale needs foster carers, and this Foster Care Fortnight (8 – 22 May 2017) 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 North of England ‘You Can Foster’ campaign, the Council is using… read more … about Fostering – do something incredible>>

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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Foster carers in Calderdale may soon receive a pay rise thanks to a new scheme which is being considered by Calderdale Council. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet agreed to recommend an additional £400,000 investment in the fostering service, to encourage carers to foster siblings and older children who may have more difficulty finding a placement.  The final… read more … about Council to boost funding for foster carers>>

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Calderdale Council’s Children and Young People’s Services is making significant progress according to a recent review by the Department for Education (DfE). In January 2015 Ofsted inspected the Council’s Children’s Services directorate and rated it as ‘requiring improvement’, where previously the service had been judged ‘inadequate’.  This confirmed that good practices are now in place… read more … about DfE recognises good progress in Calderdale>>

This week marks the start of the annual Foster Care Fortnight (Monday 16 – Sunday 29 May) and this year Calderdale Council is focusing on recruiting more foster carers for teenagers. Foster Care Fortnight is The Fostering Network’s national campaign to raise the profile of fostering. Over the last few years the Council has been… read more … about Council launches campaign to find foster carers for teenagers>>