Leeds pulls together to support vulnerable families over half term

Sparked by footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign to extend free school meals over the holidays, the city’s business community has rallied to support struggling families, offering free meals to those in need. And a partnership project which supports thousands of families and carers struggling to feed children out of term time is also set to…

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New holiday lodge for foster carers opens at Rudding Park

Leeds City Council’s fostering service, Foster4Leeds last week celebrated the opening of their new holiday lodge at Rudding Park camping and caravan site near Harrogate. The lodge will provide free short breaks to foster carers who foster with the council, plus kinship carers, special guardians and care experienced families in Leeds.  It will form…

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West Yorkshire adopters urged to access free support

Adopters across West Yorkshire are being urged not to miss out on additional support available during the COVID 19 pandemic. The regional adoption agency for the area, One Adoption West Yorkshire, has secured over £300k additional funding from the COVID 19 Adoption Support Fund, announced by the government in April. The Adoption Support Fund…

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National awards for Leeds City Council Social Work

Leeds City Council’s ‘Outstanding’ Children and Families Services recently won two prestigious national Social Worker of the Year awards. The awards recognise and celebrate great social work in England for adults and children. Leeds was awarded the winning title in the ‘Best Social Work Employer’ and ‘Creative and Innovative Social Work Practice’ categories. Since…

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Right royal occasion for Leeds youth service

Staff in Leeds, who work to prevent offending and re-offending by children and young people, welcomed a Royal visitor. Organised by Butler Trust, a charity which recognises, celebrates, develops and disseminates outstanding work and best practice across UK prisons, probation and youth justice services, HRH The Princess Royal visited Leeds Youth Justice Service in…

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