Praise for Leeds City Council staff and partners as Ofsted rates children’s services ‘outstanding’ again

Services provided to children and families by Leeds City Council staff and partners have once again been rated ‘outstanding’ by government inspectors Ofsted. The rating comes following a rigorous and thorough inspection into the services the council provides for children in need of help and protection, children in care and care leavers. Ofsted inspectors…

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New ABCD grants, worth over a quarter of a million, announced to support community building programmes across Leeds

New grants worth £262,500 have been announced to support the expansion of the successful Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) programme across Leeds, with five new ‘pathfinder’ sites receiving grants. The successful third sector organisations awarded the ABCD community grants are Halton Moor and Osmondthorpe Project for Elders (HOPE), InterACT, Slung Low, New Wortley Community…

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Winners announced for Leeds Quality in Care Awards

Unsung Heroes from across Leeds Adult Care Sector were celebrated at the Leeds Quality in Care Awards. The annual Leeds Quality in Care Awards celebrated the excellent work taking place across the sector and shone a light on those individuals and services that have made a real difference over the past two years. Representing the…

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Children in Yorkshire need loving foster families. Can you become a foster carer with your council and help local children achieve their ambition?

Foster4YourCouncil is a new partnership between eight Yorkshire Local Authority Fostering Departments. Bradford, Calderdale, Hull, Kirklees, Leeds, North Yorkshire, Wakefield and York councils have come together to encourage people and families across our great county to consider becoming part-time or full-time foster carers in their local communities. Nationally, there is a critical shortage of…

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Young people in Leeds get caught up in the Breeze this summer

Breeze Leeds is back this summer with its brand new Breeze Pass, providing young people with access to all the best events and offers across the city. The Breeze programme, part of Leeds City Council, ensures that children and young people aged 0 to 19 have plenty of activities to keep them busy during…

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Leeds City Council renews commitment to reduce impact of child poverty

Senior councillors in Leeds are set to renew their commitment to tackling child poverty in Leeds at next week’s executive board meeting. Leeds City Council’s ambitious strategy, Thriving, first launched in 2019 and brings together vital work across the city to help reduce the impact of poverty on children and young people. Thriving unites key…

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Leeds celebrates foster care fortnight 2021

Foster Care Fortnight, an annual campaign that aims to raise awareness of fostering while celebrating the amazing work that foster carers do. Foster4Leeds, Leeds City Council’s dedicated fostering service, are 100% not-for-profit and are committed to providing the very best outcomes for looked after children in Leeds. The number of people fostering with the…

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Leeds joins national pilot for workforce race equality

Leeds City Council has joined a number of local authorities in pioneering a new social care Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES). Led by Chief Social Workers for England at the Department of Health and Social Care, the new model aims to tackle discrimination and inequalities faced by Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) social…

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Urgent appeal for foster carers in Leeds

Due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, Foster4Leeds, Leeds City Council’s fostering service, are urgently seeking to increase the number of foster carers available to care for children and young people throughout the city. The council works extremely hard to continually recruit local foster carers. The number of families fostering with Foster4Leeds has grown…

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Baby Week Leeds 2020 spreads ‘Stay Safe, Stay Connected’ message as it celebrates 5 years

Baby Week Leeds returns with a week-long programme of digital events. This year’s theme reflects the growing importance of connecting with parents, services and businesses across Leeds during this time. Events will focus on mitigating the impact of lockdown measures on babies, children and their families through the ‘Stay Safe, Stay Connected’ ethos. The…

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