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Children and families news

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Practice Week brings focus on innovation to Coventry

Published on Thursday, 07 June 2018

Best practice and innovation will be at the forefront when Coventry City Council Children’s and Adult Services hosts Practice Week (25-29 June).

Coventry’s Family Hubs – open and serving families in local communities

Published on Friday, 25 May 2018

Coventry’s eight family hubs will unveil their new names, as chosen by their communities, during a week of fun activities.

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Working parents of young children could be entitled to up to 30 hours free childcare

Published on Thursday, 05 April 2018

Working parents of 3 and 4 year olds could reduce their childcare costs with up to 30 hours free childcare thanks to a government scheme.

Libraries to host free baby shower events

Published on Thursday, 05 April 2018

Expectant parents are invited to two free celebratory events at Central and Aldermoor Libraries.

Smiles, Santa and Magic all around at the Coventry Young Carers Christmas party

Published on Tuesday, 19 December 2017

On Wednesday 13 December, the Carers Trust Heart of England Young Carers Services held their Young Carers Family Christmas Party at the Britannia Hotel in Coventry.

Mission Christmas at Old Grammar School

Coventry student helps launch Mission Christmas Campaign

Published on Thursday, 07 December 2017

This Christmas, Free Radio Cash for Kids have launched their first ever Mission Christmas campaign.

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Young people and organisations take part in 11 Million Takeover Day Challenge

Published on Friday, 24 November 2017

Young people in Coventry are taking part in the national 11 Million Day Takeover Challenge today (24 November).

Coventry seeks to bring back former social workers

Published on Thursday, 16 November 2017

Coventry is to be at the heart of a programme to retrain former social workers and bring them back into the profession.

Do you know someone who’s expecting a baby?

Published on Monday, 23 October 2017

If so they might be interested to know that on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd November Coventry Library Services will be hosting Baby Shower events at Willenhall and Tile Hill Library.

Lord Mayor and Year 6 winning pupils

Coventry children shadow Lord Mayor for the day

Published on Thursday, 12 October 2017

Pupils from Limbrick Wood Primary School found out what it meant to be Lord Mayor for the day by shadowing him on his civic duties.

Councillor urges groups to use food fund

Published on Friday, 15 September 2017

A Leading City Councillor is urging organisations to bid for grants to help feed children during school holidays.

City charity set to give youth work a positive boost

Published on Friday, 15 September 2017

Coventry-based Positive Youth Foundation is getting set to lead the city’s youth network.

Fostering award nomination is 'Giant' boost!

Published on Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Coventry City Council, together with 12 neighbouring fostering services, has been shortlisted for a UK Public Sector Communications Award for its film ‘Giants’.

Coventry wins innovation bid to help children and families

Published on Monday, 10 July 2017

Coventry’s Children’s Services has successfully bid for £871,000 to help prevent children from being repeatedly referred into social care.

Awareness of the stages of grooming

Published on Wednesday, 05 July 2017

Advice on how to recognise the stages of grooming is available from a regional partnership to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

Ofsted boost as Coventry’s Children’s Services starts journey to good

Published on Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Coventry City Council has vowed to continue its journey of improvement after Ofsted inspectors gave the authority’s Children’s Services a huge boost.

Consultation to begin on travel assistance for young people

Published on Wednesday, 02 November 2016

Coventry City Council is planning to consult on new travel arrangements to support children and young people with SEN to access school and college as independently as possible.


City’s athletes to help mark 50th global children’s games

Published on Tuesday, 05 July 2016

Coventry track and field athletes and swimmers will be jetting off to the capital city of Taiwan - New Taipei for the 50th Annual International Children’s Games (ICG).

City park users welcome new protection order

Published on Friday, 22 April 2016

Visitors to a city park, and residents living nearby, have given their overwhelming backing for a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).

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