Children’s services in line for top awards

Services supporting children, young people and families across Leeds are in line for five prestigious industry awards. Leeds City Council’s Children’s Services have been shortlisted for five Children and Young People Now Awards. Children and Young People Now is the only dedicated magazine for professionals working with children, young people and families. Children and…

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A big Leeds welcome for the Schools Yorkshire Tour

Pupils from Brownhill Primary School and St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary School in Leeds have brought the 400-mile cycling relay which has been winding its way through Yorkshire for the past month, to a close today. The pupils rode into Millennium Square to hand over the baton to the Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Graham…

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New name for Leeds Safeguarding Children Board

The board responsible for overseeing the city’s safeguarding measures for children and young people in Leeds has a new name from this week. Following a national review of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) and the resulting change in legislation the statutory responsibilities for safeguarding in Leeds will now be collectively held by Leeds City…

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Leeds praised for creating ‘flourishing’ children’s social care

Leeds City Council’s services for children in care have been described by Ofsted inspectors as ‘flourishing’ following the first new-style focused inspection to be carried out in the country. In a letter to the council summarising the findings of a focused visit to inspect children’s services, inspectors praised many aspects of the services for…

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Child Friendly Leeds 2018 champions announced

The winners of the fifth Child Friendly Leeds awards have been announced in a star-studded ceremony at Leeds City Varieties last night (Thursday 1 February). The awards, organised, planned and presented by young people, celebrate some of the people, places and organisations helping to make Leeds a child friendly city. Hundreds of nominations came in for…

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Youngsters take the lead in planning citywide awards

Children and young people take centre stage when it comes to putting on the city’s prestigious annual awards ceremony which celebrates the people who make Leeds truly child friendly. The Child Friendly Leeds Awards are the only city awards which are planned, delivered and hosted by young people. This year marks the fifth birthday…

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