Category Archives: Children

Events are taking place across Calderdale this national Refugee Week(external link) (17-23 June 2024), with organisations coming together as part of the Year of Culture, to celebrate kindness and inclusion. Through a programme of arts, cultural, sports and educational events, Refugee Week celebrates the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking asylum. This… read more … about Celebrating kindness and inclusion this Refugee Week>>

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Local playgrounds are an important part of family life for many people – from having a family trip out or spending time with friends, to exercising or watching wildlife. Now Calderdale Council is giving people the chance to shape improvements to play areas across the borough. People who visit Calderdale’s play areas – whether that’s… read more … about Have your say to shape local play>>

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

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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Options to increase capacity for specialist education provision in Calderdale are being discussed at the meeting of Calderdale’s Cabinet on Monday 11 March 2024. The shortage of specialist school placements is a national issue and one which is reflected locally. The number of children in Calderdale requiring an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) has… read more … about Increasing support for children with special education>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson

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