Category Archives: Children

A special week of events is taking place in Calderdale, to raise awareness about the support available to protect vulnerable children and adults across the borough and highlight how people can recognise and report any concerns. The eighth annual Calderdale Safeguarding Week will take place between Monday 20 and Friday 24 June, with a varied… read more … about Week of events highlights that safeguarding is everyone’s business>>

More schools around Calderdale are being given the opportunity to join the borough’s Active Schools programme, inspiring students and staff to live more active lives.  The Calderdale Active Schools programme launched in May 2021 and has been developed as part of the Active Calderdale movement, funded by Sport England. The programme supports schools to provide… read more … about Welcoming additional Active Schools>>

Active assembly at New Road Primary

Planning is underway for safer and healthier streets around three schools in Calderdale, and local people are invited to share their thoughts. Calderdale Council is planning to reduce traffic and build a safe, healthy and attractive environment for people of all ages to walk, cycle, rest and play in the streets around Ash Green Community… read more … about Have your say on safer, greener and healthier streets>>

Ash Green School proposals

A live Q&A, Parkruns and coffee mornings are just some of the ways Calderdale Council will be raising awareness of fostering during Foster Care Fortnight. Foster Care Fortnight (Monday 9 to Sunday 22 May 2022) is the Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and show how it can transform lives. This… read more … about Fostering – we care, because you do>>

Parkrun

A £900,000 fund is now open for Calderdale organisations to hold activity sessions to help children eat healthily and be more active during school holidays. Local groups can apply for a share of the ‘Healthy Holidays Calderdale Programme’ grant from Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale, to help reduce inequalities by tackling child… read more … about Helping children to have Healthy Holidays>>

Children enjoying Healthy Holidays

A national project aimed at educating young people about prejudice and intolerance is coming to Calderdale schools.  The work, co-ordinated by the Council’s School Effectiveness Service, will see children at eight schools in the borough participating in the Heartstone’s Story Circle project, working with local poets, dancers, artists, musicians, historians and sculptors and studying books… read more … about Local children start on the road to the Heartstone Odyssey Book Festival>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney

Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale have supported organisations to run Healthy Holiday schemes during the school holidays that provide lots of different activities for children to try and also offer healthy meals and snacks too. During the December school holidays, children in Calderdale have been having so much fun trying new activities… read more … about Calderdale children have so much fun in school holidays, they are chosen to feature in a video by the Department for Education>>

Healthy Holidays session at ROKT

Calderdale Council is showing its appreciation to schools across the borough for their tireless efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Throughout the pandemic, the Council has worked closely with schools to keep children and staff as safe as possible. The Council issued advice to schools before October half-term in response to particularly high… read more … about Thanking schools for their amazing efforts>>

Cllr Wilkinson

Calderdale Council’s short breaks service for children with special needs has achieved the top accolade from Ofsted in its latest inspection.   Linden Brook respite service has been rated ‘outstanding’ in all aspects of the way it cares for children aged four to 17 with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and complex health needs.   The… read more … about Highest Ofsted honour for Linden Brook>>

Linden Brook camping