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Children and families news

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.

Takeover challenge

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.

Coventry children in care set to benefit from £36million funding boost

Published on Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Coventry families are set to benefit from a ‘Lifelong Links’ programme following the DfE’s announcement of £36m for projects across the UK that help improve the lives of vulnerable children.

Council to give care leavers a Council Tax boost

Published on Friday, 03 March 2017

Coventry City Council is due to give a boost to care leavers in the city by giving them 100% Council Tax discount.

Sensory play taster sessions for babies and toddlers

Published on Thursday, 05 January 2017

Coventry Libraries will host The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum with free sensory play taster sessions throughout January.

Pupil community safety improvements

Children and young people lead on community safety audit

Published on Thursday, 08 December 2016

City College students and West Coventry Academy pupils have been helping the police identify community safety improvements in Coventry, particularly in areas they visit regularly.

Monitoring visit highlights progress made in children’s services

Published on Thursday, 08 December 2016

A recent visit by Ofsted has found some good areas of progress made by the Council’s children’s services.

Boots Arena Park staff making their donation

Time running out to make a Christmas donation for vulnerable young people

Published on Tuesday, 06 December 2016

A leading councillor is urging people to buy an extra gift and help make Christmas special for vulnerable young people.

Plea to buy an extra present for vulnerable children

Published on Monday, 28 November 2016

A leading Councillor is urging people to buy an extra gift and help make Christmas special for vulnerable young people.

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).

Coventry Joins National Campaign to Recruit more Foster Carers

Published on Thursday, 12 May 2016

The Council is continuing its campaign to highlight the need for more foster carers for Coventry children by joining The Fostering Network’s National Foster Care Fortnight which runs from 16-29 May.

Foster families enjoy a day out

Coventry fostering families have a Big Day Out

Published on Thursday, 05 May 2016

Hundreds of the Council’s fostering families and staff joined up for a packed day of fun for all the family at the University of Warwick.

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).

Councillor hits out at early help cuts

Published on Tuesday, 01 March 2016

A leading city councillor has hit out at Government cuts in early help services for children that estimate a reduction in funding of 56% between 2010 and 2020.


Castle Wood students see their Christmas performance on cinema screens

Published on Thursday, 07 January 2016

Pupils at Castle Wood School have seen their recorded performance of the popular Christmas poem “T’was the Night before Christmas” shown at the Showcase Cinema in Walsgrave.

Christmas donations

Warwick University staff spread Christmas cheer with gift donations

Published on Friday, 18 December 2015

Generous staff at the University of Warwick aided by the Coventry Foster Carers’ Association delivered a bumper load of presents to the Moathouse Centre in Wood End to be delivered to local children who are supported by Coventry Social Care and Children and Families First team over Christmas.

Coventry Local Safeguarding Children’s Board Annual Report released

Published on Friday, 04 December 2015

A new Chair and a new approach has seen the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) make a number of positive changes to its work for the safeguarding of the city’s children.

Santa's sack

Santa’s sack calls for generous residents

Published on Monday, 30 November 2015

Father Christmas, with help from a generous local woman, the City Council and City College Coventry, is calling for some help this Christmas to fill his sack with presents to give to local kids.


Getting the message out on child sexual exploitation

Published on Friday, 13 November 2015

A team of youth workers will be talking to people and organisations at venues across Coventry as part of a week long campaign to widen awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and to encourage people to spot, and where necessary report CSE (starting Monday 16 November).

Coventry Care Leavers' Conference and Awards Ceremony

Published on Thursday, 12 November 2015

Coventry’s care leavers were celebrated in a ceremony honouring their achievements and successes at the Albany Theatre at the Coventry Care Leavers' Conference and Awards Ceremony.

Schools across Coventry training to spot signs of child sexual exploitation

Published on Thursday, 05 November 2015

Coventry City Council is running training sessions with teaching staff in primary and secondary schools on how to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

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