Category Archives: Young people

A Calderdale school has received the borough’s highest level of recognition for the health and wellbeing support it offers its young people. Calder Primary School, part of the Calder Learning Trust, is the first school in the borough to receive the Gold achievement award in the Calderdale Healthy Schools award programme, which recognises and celebrates… read more … about Achieving the gold standard in health and wellbeing support>>

Calder Primary School pupils with the Healthy Schools Gold Award

Calderdale Council has received a glowing report from Ofsted for its work to keep children safe and supported. Ofsted inspectors visited the Council in May 2023 to look at its arrangements for children in need and child protection planning. They found that children needing additional support are receiving an effective service and having their needs… read more … about Ofsted praises support for children>>

“One child said that he was happy to visit the home, with a big smile and excitement on his face.” This is one of many glowing comments in the latest Ofsted report for Calderdale Council’s Linden Brook short breaks service for children with disabilities and complex needs, which has been rated outstanding for the fifth… read more … about Top Ofsted rating for “warm and welcoming” short breaks service>>

Linden Brook team

A week-long programme of events will highlight that safeguarding vulnerable children and adults is everyone’s business. Practitioners and managers across Calderdale and West Yorkshire will be able to get involved in Safeguarding Week (Monday 19 to Friday 23 June), an annual campaign to explore important safeguarding issues, start conversations and raise awareness of safeguarding best… read more … about Safeguarding Week events to help protect vulnerable children and adults>>

Calderdale Safeguarding Week logo

Nurturing Creativity CIC in Calderdale wins Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) Regional Champion Award for Yorkshire and the Humber, recognising its holiday club for helping disadvantaged children during school holidays. Nurturing Creativity CIC’s projects deliver experiences and programmes using drama, dance, music, sport, art, craft and outdoor activities as ways to build confidence and… read more … about Calderdale holiday club wins prestigious award>>

HAF Awards 2023

This Foster Care Fortnight (15-28 May), Calderdale Council is hosting events to celebrate the huge difference that fostering makes to children and young people across Calderdale Foster Care Fortnight is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by the charity The Fostering Network. The theme for this year’s campaign is #FosteringCommunities, and during… read more … about Celebrating Foster Care Fortnight>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson

The incredible legacy of Anne Lister has inspired a series of performances which are taking place as part of the Anne Lister Birthday Festival. The famous landowner, entrepreneur, mountaineer, scholar, traveller, and lesbian, Anne Lister was born in Halifax on 3 April 1791. To celebrate the anniversary of her birth, Calderdale Council is supporting a… read more … about Anne Lister’s story inspires new performance works>>

College students learn about Anne Lister

Foster carers living in Calderdale will be exempt from paying Council Tax from 1 April 2023, as part of the Council’s commitment to recognising their kindness and the extra challenges of the rising cost of living. The Council announced this additional support at its Budget Council meeting on Monday 27 February 2023. The new Council… read more … about Additional support recognises kindness of foster carers>>

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