Category Archives: Social care

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>>

This year’s Safeguarding Week will be taking place in Calderdale from 17 – 23 October 2016.  Calderdale Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children Boards will host the week-long programme of events and activities, which aim to raise awareness of the role everyone shares in protecting vulnerable children and adults.  The events will highlight the support which… read more … about Join us in marking Safeguarding 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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A Calderdale care leaver, who is now an apprentice supporting other care leavers into employment, has received national recognition for her work. Claire Haymonds works for Calderdale Pathway, which supports care leavers when they reach 16 until they are 21, or 25 if they remain in education. The service is provided by Calderdale Council and… read more … about Calderdale care leaver speaks at national conference>>

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The Joint Health Scrutiny Committee will meet Friday 30 September at 10.30am at Halifax Town Hall.    They are meeting to agree their findings report on the proposals to reconfigure health services in Calderdale and Huddersfield.  At the meeting, the Committee will consider a draft report setting out the information it has received and the conclusions… read more … about The Joint Health Scrutiny Committee meeting on A & E closure plans>>

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There’s just one month to go until Safeguarding Week returns to Calderdale, helping to raise awareness of everyone’s role in protecting vulnerable children and adults.   Hosted by Calderdale Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children Boards, the week will be marked by events taking place across the borough from 17 to 23 October 2016.   The programme of… read more … about One month until Safeguarding Week returns>>

Safeguarding week

Young people in Calderdale have been taking part in a project aimed at giving them a stronger voice. Children who are looked after and care leavers have created six posters accompanied with audio clips highlighting issues that are not only important to them, but all children looked after. The posters were displayed at a launch… read more … about A creative way to have their say>>

Calderdale Council is considering merging its Adults’ Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services teams to create one directorate, which will continue to deliver the same local services, but under the leadership of one director. Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Our Director of Adults’ Social Care, Bev Maybury is leaving the… read more … about Adults and children to join forces>>

Cllr Swift

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>>