Category Archives: Young people

Children and young people who are supported by Calderdale Council feel safe and genuinely cared for, and have opportunities to thrive, become independent and achieve their ambitions. This is just some of the praise Ofsted gave the Council in its inspection of Children and Young People’s Services in February 2024. Inspectors rated the Council ‘good’… read more … about Children in Calderdale are safe and cared for, says Ofsted report>>

Members of the Council's children and young people's service with Cabinet Member Cllr Adam Wilkinson and the Chief Executive, Robin Tuddenham

As a range of cost of living support continues across Calderdale, local families can now book on to the latest Healthy Holidays activities for May half-term. Healthy Holidays Calderdale – a partnership between Calderdale Council, the Community Foundation for Calderdale and local organisations – has been providing free activities and nutritious meals to children and… read more … about Spring into a new Healthy Holidays season>>

Calderdale families will soon have access to more services close to home to help give babies, children and young people the best start in life. Calderdale Council is continuing the rollout of Family Hubs across the borough. The Central Halifax Family Hub network launched at Jubilee in September 2023. The remaining networks will launch throughout… read more … about Supporting families at the heart of the community>>

Calderdale Council is proposing updates to its policy on free travel between home and school for eligible children and young people. The Council offers free home to school transport as part of its legal duty and its priority to reduce inequalities, supporting families who need it most. Some children and young people need extra help… read more … about Help with home to school transport>>

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Calderdale Council is shining a spotlight on the amazing foster carers who have a life-changing impact on children and young people. Friday 16 February 2024 is Care Day, the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience. This includes those who are or were cared for by foster carers. This year’s Care… read more … about “I feel truly blessed to foster”, says Calderdale mum>>

Foster carer Glenda Jeffrey and her grandsons

Cases of measles are increasing in the country and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has declared a national incident. Measles spreads very easily among people who haven’t had the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab, especially in nurseries and schools. It can be a very unpleasant illness, and can sometimes be very serious and… read more … about Working together to keep Calderdale safe from measles>>

Measles: Are you protected?

A Calderdale school has received the borough’s highest level of recognition for their work to promote and support the health and wellbeing of pupils, staff, families and the wider school community. New Road Primary School in Sowerby Bridge has achieved the top level award in each category of the Calderdale Healthy Schools award programme, which… read more … about School shines bright with Diamond award>>

Pupils and headteacher at New Road Primary receiving award

The Christmas school holidays are just around the corner and young people in Calderdale are once again able to enjoy exciting activities, all including a free, nutritious warm meal, as part of the Healthy Holidays Calderdale programme. Funded by the Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme, and in partnership with the Community Foundation… read more … about Make it a Healthy Holidays season>>

Child watching the pantomime at the Victoria Theatre

A programme of tree planting has been taking place at Council-owned sites across Calderdale, with support from local schools and businesses. National Tree Week takes place each year in late November/early December, marking the start of the winter planting season. To support this initiative, the Council facilitated the planting of 300 trees on the boundary… read more … about Tree planting programme takes root>>

Cllr Scott Patient with spade digging as part of tree planting at Park Wood