Category Archives: Adoption

Ofsted has rated Calderdale Council’s Children and Young People’s Services as ‘good’ overall with ‘outstanding’ features following an inspection in November 2018. A report of the findings has now been published following an intensive and rigorous three week examination into the quality and effectiveness of the service. Ofsted judged our services as ‘Good’ overall, and… read more … about Children’s Services is ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features>>

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Looked after children who are waiting for a new family are well supported by Calderdale Council’s Children’s Services team, according to the latest inspection by Ofsted.  Officials from Ofsted visited the Council in June 2017 to inspect the local authority’s arrangements for finding long-term homes for local looked after children and young people.  The Council… read more … about Ofsted approves Council’s adoption process>>

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This week is National Adoption Week (Monday 17 – Sunday 23 October 2016) and as part of this Calderdale Council is stepping up its campaign with additional advertising around the borough. It’s also asking people to think about different options, including fostering to adopt.   Foster to adopt is otherwise known as Early Permanence Placement (EPP). EPP… read more … about Think about ‘foster to adopt’ this National Adoption Week>>

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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>>

During National Adoption Week (Monday 19 – Sunday 25 October 2015) Calderdale Council is asking people to come forward to adopt children over four years old. The theme of this year’s national campaign, managed by First4Adoption, is ‘Too old at 4?’ Across the UK, sadly it is these children who usually wait the longest for… read more … about Could you adopt an older child?>>