Category Archives: Young people

The provision of additional residential care options for children who are looked after in Calderdale is being discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. Following recommendations from the Children and Young People Scrutiny Board, the Cabinet will consider current provision and the potential purchase of properties to provide additional in-house residential children’s homes. Calderdale Council is responsible… read more … about Enhancing residential provision for our young people>>

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Calderdale’s kindness is shining through once again, as thousands of pounds worth of donations are being made to support children and young people to learn from home during national lockdown. Building on the success of the Never Hungry Again fund launched last October to end child hunger in the borough, Calderdale Council, the Community Foundation… read more … about Communities rally to support home-schooled children>>

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Calderdale’s Never Hungry Again campaign has reached two major milestones, boosting the united mission to end child hunger in the borough for good. The married TV stars and comedians, Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont, who live in Mytholmroyd, have pledged their support for Calderdale’s anti-poverty work and are championing the campaign, not just to tackle… read more … about Celebrities back the new £100,000 Never Hungry Again fund>>

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Schools in Calderdale are invited to apply for a new accreditation which demonstrates their commitment to tackling climate change. Calderdale Youth Council has conceived and launched the ACE (Advocates for the Climate and Environment) Awards scheme – an accreditation encouraging schools to get involved with initiatives that support efforts to tackle climate change. There are… read more … about Young people lead an ACE climate response>>

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Calderdale Council has been recognised, in a major national report, for the support it provides to young people who have been in care to enable them to be successful parents. Since 2016, the Council’s Positive Choices project has helped young people in Calderdale to make informed choices about parenthood. It was one of 50 projects selected to… read more … about National recognition for innovative young people’s scheme>>

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Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Calderdale Council is committed to supporting our most disadvantaged children and young people and ensuring they do not go hungry at half term.   “We are working with the Community Foundation for Calderdale and our fantastic voluntary and community sector to ensure that children who are eligible… read more … about Statement from the Leader of Calderdale Council>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Young people in Calderdale are invited to find out more about the options available after GCSEs, at the annual Get Organised event. From Monday 12 October, Calderdale Council, in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, is hosting a four-day, virtual event, primarily aimed at students in Year 11 and their families. Calderdale is a great place… read more … about Get Organised event goes virtual>>

Cllr Wilkinson

Pupils returning to school in Calderdale have seen the roads around some of their schools transformed into safer spaces – supporting active travel, such as walking and cycling. After a successful trial period at schools earlier this year, Calderdale Council has introduced School Streets(external link) at nine schools in the borough. This means that the… read more … about Safer streets for schools>>

School streets at St Mary's, Halifax

Calderdale Council has been named as one of the top 10 councils in the country for the provision of services for children with high needs. Public service consultancy, IMPOWER has named the Council as a top performer in its annual analysis report measuring performance within high needs funding. This focuses on pupils with special educational… read more … about Calderdale ranked as one of top UK councils for supporting children with high needs>>

Cllr Wilkinson