Category Archives: Children

Young people in Calderdale have been enjoying exciting activities, all including a free, nutritious hot meal, as part of the Healthy Holidays Calderdale programme. Funded by the Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme, Calderdale Council works with local providers to put together a programme of events for school children aged between 5 and… read more … about Supporting a Healthy Holiday season>>

Child watching the pantomime at the Victoria Theatre

Calderdale Council is stepping up its campaign to recruit more foster carers in the borough, with a live Q&A session planned to help people find out more about fostering for the Council. In Calderdale, like the rest of the country, there is a shortage of local authority foster carers to care for children and young… read more … about Fostering new beginnings with Calderdale Council>>

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A new network of family hubs has been given the go ahead in Calderdale, providing local families with information and advice on a wide range of issues. Calderdale Council is one of 75 local authorities across the country to receive funding from the Department for Education’s Family Hubs and Start for Life Programme. Family hubs… read more … about Local families at the heart of new support network>>

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A Calderdale school has been recognised for the health and wellbeing support it offers its young people, as one of the first to take part in the new Calderdale programme. Todmorden C of E Junior, Infant & Nursery School has been taking part in a new pilot project as an ‘early adopter’ of the new… read more … about Awards programme supports Healthy Schools>>

Children and Calderdale staff at Todmorden Junior School presenting the Healthy Schools award

This festive season, Calderdale Council is highlighting the many advantages of shopping at local markets, with the ‘Christmas Under One Roof’ campaign. The new campaign, which runs throughout December, features local traders from Halifax Borough Market and showcases the wide range of stalls on offer at the market through films on social media, local adverts… read more … about Visit Calderdale Markets for Christmas Under One Roof>>

Christmas Under One Roof campaign artwork

Calderdale Council needs more foster carers, and there are many benefits and a wide range of support available for people who choose to foster for the Council. In Calderdale, like the rest of the country, there is a shortage of local foster carers to care for children and young people of all ages. In the… read more … about Support young people and create a loving foster family>>

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Young people across Calderdale have been enjoying fun and inclusive play sessions throughout the school holidays, as part of the Council’s Play Development Service activity programme. The Play Development Service is part of Calderdale Council’s Children and Young People’s Service and offers regular inclusive play sessions in communities across the borough. The sessions are open… read more … about Young people enjoy a summer of fun>>

Young people with faces painted enjoy school summer holiday sessions

Calderdale Council is supporting the legacy of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games with a number of initiatives to inspire all ages to participate in physical activity. The games, which took place in Birmingham, have created memories of sporting achievements, but these are joined by images of children learning to swim, young people representing local athletics clubs,… read more … about Supporting activities ‘United by Birmingham’>>

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