Category Archives: Young people

A new Religious Education syllabus has been launched for schools across Calderdale and most of West Yorkshire, to help boost young people’s understanding of diversity, empathy and cohesion. In the UK, all schools, academies and free schools must teach RE to students from age 5 to 18, covering world faiths. There is no national curriculum… read more … about Believing and Belonging>>

Use of an innovative ‘green screen’ is being tested at Burnley Road Academy in Mytholmroyd, to help make the air cleaner for younger people. Calderdale Council has installed a plant-based perimeter fence around the school playground as part of its priority to tackle air pollution. As national Clean Air Day approaches (Thursday 20 June), the… read more … about Improving air quality for young people in Calderdale>>

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have published a glowing report into Calderdale’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities’ (SEND) services. Inspectors visited Calderdale in March this year and spoke with children and young people with SEND, parents and carers, the Council, NHS officers and a number of partners. They also visited a range of providers… read more … about Praise for Calderdale SEND support>>

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This Volunteers’ Week, Calderdale Council is reminding people of the benefits of volunteering and recognising the important contribution made by volunteers. National Volunteers’ Week runs from Saturday 1 – Friday 7 June. During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and… read more … about Celebrating Calderdale’s amazing volunteers>>

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This year will see an extra Father’s Day present for men in Calderdale – a whole fortnight of experiences aimed at helping them be the best parents / carers they can be. To help inspire dads, grandads, step-dads, uncles, male carers and dads-to-be to take up the challenges they face in bringing up and supporting… read more … about Extra Father’s Day present this June to help men as parents in Calderdale>>

Calderdale Council has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards, thanks to its innovative work in Public Health, Children and Young People’s Services and Health and Safety. The Council is a finalist in three categories of the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2019 – Public Health Improvement, Innovation in Children’s Services, and Rising Star. The… read more … about Triple success in national awards shortlist>>

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On Monday 1 April 2019, the Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board (CSCB) became the Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP). This change follows the Department for Education’s Working Together to Safeguard Children report from July 2018 which introduced Safeguarding Children Partnerships to replace local Safeguarding Children Boards across the country. These new legal requirements make local police,… read more … about Working together to safeguard children>>

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Over 3000 young people across Calderdale cast their votes in this year’s elections for the UK Youth Parliament. Ballot boxes were placed in secondary schools and youth provision around the borough and young people voted to elect two of their peers to be representatives at the national Youth Parliament. The successful candidates were Krish Nair… read more … about Young people cast their votes for Youth Parliament>>

Calderdale Council’s approach to working with children and families has been recognised as an example of success in a major national article about children’s social care. This comes after Calderdale was recently ranked as one of the top 10 councils in the country for adult social care. Yvette Stanley, National Director of Social Care, has… read more … about National recognition for Children’s Services>>