The Safeguarding Children Partnership, Safeguarding Adult Board and Calderdale organisations present Safeguarding Week 2021 to raise awareness about safeguarding children and adults and the importance that safeguarding is everyone’s business.
This virtual Safeguarding Week 2021 Programme provides a varied offer that includes live online learning sessions, live chats, pre-recorded videos, webinars and podcasts, as well as useful links to research reports and other; all aimed at practitioners, managers and members of the public.
The programme has daily themes based on safeguarding priorities for Calderdale:
- Monday: Safeguarding is everyone’s business
- Tuesday: Mental Health, Substance misuse, and Stress of Carers
- Wednesday: Domestic Abuse (with a focus on hidden abuse)
- Thursday: Trauma Informed Practice
- Friday: Online Safety, Exploitation, Scams and Radicalisation
It also includes some good practice examples and positive stories about the changes to services during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business
Calderdale community organisations, schools and childcare providers are invited to apply for a share of the £926,000 Healthy Holidays grant to offer fun and creative activity programmes over the summer holidays, in partnership with Calderdale Council.
Deadline for applications 29th June.
Activities should take place during the period Mon 9th August to Fri 3rd September 2021
Park Tennis Club boasts a comprehensive coaching programme with group sessions catering for 4–11-year-olds (mini tennis), older juniors and adults, as well as individual coaching.
There are still two places on the LTA Youth Start course for 4-7 year olds at a subsidized price of £29.99, which includes a complete set of kit for playing.
The remaining coaching sessions are 12th June 1100 – 1200 and then every Saturday, at the same time, for a further 4 sessions, making 5 in total.
Park Tennis Club has facilities for both adults and children.
Whether you play tennis socially or wish to play more competitive, as there are men, women and mixed teams available.
Guests can try out our courts before committing to purchase a membership. Guest fees are £2 per occasion.
Book your place now – email email@example.com
Park Tennis Club – Bute Avenue, Hove Edge, Brighouse, HD6 2JA
The YMCA school uniform is once again operational.
You are welcome to visit and find FREE, good quality school uniforms for Calderdale Primary and Secondary schools.
Donations of good quality school uniform, shoes and supplies is always welcome.
Do your part in reducing waste and keep good quality school clothes in circulation!
Calderdale School Uniform
All Good quality items
Recycled and Reused shoes and clothes
Calderdale Primary and Secondary schools
Free Service – Donate and collect
Available to everyone – No referral needed
Collect and Donate at
Halifax YMCA, Crossley Street, Halifax, HX1 1UG
Tel: 01422 353626
Facebook: HALIFAX YMCA
Charity No: CN1163210
Roller Skating is back and running at the YMCA, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, times are posted on the YMCA website.
Places are strictly limited and must be booked in advance. Tickets are £5 per session and include skate hire. There is no booking fee and you can book online.
The Halifax YMCA
The Marlborough Hall
13 Crossley Street
Halifax HX1 1UG
Tel: 01422 353626 (10am till 5pm Mon-Fri / 10am till 12noon Sat)
We are excited that the government announced the expansion of its tried and tested Holiday Activities and Food programme across all local authorities.
This programme is aiming to provide healthy food and enriching activities during the summer holidays to children who are aged between 5 to 16 years old and receive benefits-related free school meals (8000 children in Calderdale).
The Healthy Holidays grant programme is now live and groups and organisations can access the full guidance and online application form on the Community Foundation for Calderdale’s website. The deadline for applications is 10am on Tuesday 29th June 2021.
Time Out is for all 10-19 year olds in Calderdale. With a focus on emotional wellbeing, we connect young people with activities, opportunities, learning and support.
This half term join us for a jam-packed week of fun activities (mainly accessed from home online) to get creative, get active and get musical!
Monday 31 May
11.30am 40mins: Boxing Workshop 9+ yrs (Online)
To book message/whatsapp Josie on 07989 538044
Tuesday 1st June
10am, 60mins: Taster Workshop 1: Virtual Graffiti wall
Wednesday 2nd June
10am, 60min: Taster Workshop 2: Character Avatars
2pm, 40min: Boxing Workshop 9+ yrs (In Person)
Perseverance Mill Unit 5, Halifax Road, Todmorden, OL14 6EG
To book message/whatsapp Josie on 07989 538044
Thursday 3rd June
10am, 60min: Taster Workshop 3: Crazy Faces!
Friday 4th June
10am, 60min: Home Made Samba: Drumming Workshop (online)
To book contact Mitch Oldham: firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more and to book on the taster workshops contact:
Alex Abel – Time Out Project Worker on:
text/phone/WhatApp: 07516 030575
Booking Link: https://forms.office.com/r/1c5spJZgjq
If you are aged 10-16 come and have some fun with Animal Merge, every Tuesday 4-5pm . We have a different theme each week and we tell a story in pictures and then share a screen shot of our work. You can draw off-screen as long as you introduce yourself at the start.
Animal Merge is for young people aged 10-16 and we meet each week on Zoom.
We choose a different theme each week and create some artwork that we share online.
The workshop is lead by Alex from Time Out and Zeke, who leads the drawing and creativity.
If you would like to join in or would like more information please contact Alex on: email@example.com
You can book direct on: https://forms.office.com/r/1c5spJZgjq
You need to book each week with that date, the workshop is free and you can attend as many as you like.
For more information about Time Out – have a look at our website below and also have a look at our social media.
Calderdale needs more foster carers, to provide loving family homes for local children and young people and to make new memories that will last a lifetime.
Since autumn 2020, Calderdale Council has seen a significant reduction in the number of people asking about becoming a foster carer.
This Foster Care Fortnight (10 to 23 May), the Council has launched a campaign calling for more people to come forward to offer the support and stability that could transform a fostered child’s life.
The theme of the campaign is ‘Making new memories’. From a family trip to the beach to a child’s first school photo, sharing experiences with a foster child or teenager can help them to flourish and is incredibly rewarding for the foster carer.
The Council is looking for foster carers from a diverse range of backgrounds and has friendly and experienced staff to support them every step of the way. It offers an extensive online training programme, foster carer support groups, one-to-one social worker support and professional development opportunities.
Foster carers receive generous allowances to recognise their skills and to cover their expenses, making fostering an option for anyone looking for a new start.
To find out more about the benefits of fostering in Calderdale and to register your interest, please visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/fostering or call 01422 266020 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).
If you want to know what it’s like being a foster carer, you can read the personal account of local residents Joanne and Craig Dye here.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Are you 12 – 16 years old and passionate about dancing? Take your love for dance to the next level with Dance United Yorkshire Performance Company!
Starting Friday the 14th of May, there will be FREE weekly classes for young persons who have a love for dance. The classes lead to high quality performances.
Classes run each Friday from 5pm to 6.30 pm at
Bazzmatazz Dance Studio, Berwick St. Mills, 23 Square Road, Halifax HX1 1QG
For more details and to book, contact Romina on 07539 154709
Places are limited so get in touch now to book a place!