Category Archives: Young people

The Young Persons’ Prevention and Support Service (YPASS) in Calderdale has been shortlisted in the Housing Heroes Awards. The service, managed by Horton Housing and commissioned by Calderdale Council, has been shortlisted in the ‘Frontline team of the Year’ (under 5,000 homes) category. The Housing Heroes Awards are national awards organised by Inside Housing and… read more … about Young persons’ homeless prevention service shortlisted for national award>>

YPASS team

Calderdale Council has been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards, thanks to its pioneering work on tackling the climate emergency and supporting children and young people. The Council is a finalist in two categories of the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2020 – Senior Leadership Team and Innovation in Children’s Services. The awards recognise councils’… read more … about Calderdale’s double celebration in national awards shortlist>>

The brand new Trinity Sixth Form Academy in Halifax town centre is ready to welcome its first students this September, as Calderdale Council has handed over the state-of-the-art building to Trinity Multi-Academy Trust. This key milestone follows the completion of the multi-million-pound construction project to transform the former Central Library into a top-class learning facility… read more … about Another major milestone for new sixth form centre>>

Outside Trinity Sixth Form Academy

Calderdale’s brand new, state-of-the-art sixth form centre at the heart of Halifax is now complete and ready to welcome its first students in September 2020. The completion of Calderdale Council’s multi-million-pound construction project marks the start of an exciting new era for learning in Calderdale, and a major milestone in the borough’s wider regeneration. The… read more … about New sixth form centre heralds new era for learning and regeneration>>

Trinity Sixth Form Academy exterior

During Calderdale’s sixth annual Safeguarding Week (Monday 22 – Friday 26 June 2020), a range of virtual events and resources will raise awareness of safeguarding issues and how to support the borough’s most vulnerable children and adults. Safeguarding is just as important, if not more, during the COVID-19 outbreak. Lockdown and social distancing may make… read more … about Show your support for Safeguarding Week>>

Safeguarding Week 2020

Calderdale Council supports local schools to open more widely from Monday 15 June, provided that they are confident it is safe for children and staff to return. Local schools and Calderdale College have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for vulnerable children and young people, and for the children of key workers. When the Government… read more … about Council supports careful wider opening of Calderdale schools from 15 June>>

COVID

An innovative project that supports young people in Calderdale has been awarded funding to allow its work to continue and develop.   Calderdale Council’s Positive Choices programme has been awarded £270,000 from the Department for Education’s Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme – it’s one of just 14 projects around the country to be selected at… read more … about Supporting young people to make Positive Choices>>

Cllr Wilkinson

Young people in Calderdale’s schools and colleges will soon be supported by two new dedicated Mental Health Support Teams. These teams will help young people in our schools by supporting teachers and staff to identify issues young people may have as early as possible, so they can get help and support when they need it…. read more … about Mental Health Support Teams set for schools in Calderdale>>

Thumbs up

A proposed new approach to youth services, which would help boost the health, wellbeing and skills of the most vulnerable young people in Calderdale, will be discussed by the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 1 June 2020. The recommended changes would: Bring the Council’s youth services up-to-date and ensure they continue to meet young people’s needs… read more … about A proposed new direction for youth services in Calderdale>>

Cllr Wilkinson