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Children and families news

Unsung hereoes

Unsung Heroes - staff at Broad Lane Children's Home

Published on Thursday, 02 April 2020

THREE members of Children’s Services staff have gone way beyond expectations and have been self-isolating in a children’s home.

Four Family Hubs to temporarily close in COVID-19 measure

Published on Friday, 27 March 2020

Four of the city’s eight Family Hubs are to close temporarily from Monday March 30 as measures to slow the spread of Coronavirus increase.

Children’s Services still protecting most vulnerable

Published on Thursday, 26 March 2020

Coventry’s Children’s Services staff are working hard to ensure the city’s most vulnerable young people are supported during the COVID-19 virus.

Adoption Central England celebrates successes on second anniversary

Published on Thursday, 06 February 2020

Adoption Central England (ACE) is celebrating its second anniversary after forming in 2018 following Government’s commitment to redesign and regionalise adoption services.

Youth music

Sound of success in the new year for youth musicians

Published on Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Young musicians from across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull got 2020 off to the sound of music during a weekend packed with performances from 4 – 5 January.

Cllr Pat Seamen at Broadpark's Christmas party

Community short breaks scheme extended

Published on Thursday, 19 December 2019

Young people and their families received some early Christmas cheer with the announcement the extension of the community short breaks scheme.

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National Award for Coventry’s Social Work Academy

Published on Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Coventry City Council’s Social Work Academy has scooped a prestigious national award.

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Children are back in Edgwick Park

Published on Tuesday, 26 November 2019

The children of Foleshill are helping to force anti-social behaviour from Edgwick Park, thanks to a local project to encourage positive activities.

The innovation of the Council’s Through Care team has seen them shortlisted in the prestigious Social Work Awards.

Through Care heads for awards glory

Published on Wednesday, 09 October 2019

The innovation of the Council’s Through Care team has seen them shortlisted in the prestigious Social Work Awards.

Coventry gets backing for greater support for children and families

Published on Thursday, 03 October 2019

Coventry’s Children’s Services has successfully applied to be part of a programme aimed at safely reducing the number of children entering care and improving family stability.

Coventry care leavers aspire and achieve

Published on Wednesday, 02 October 2019

Coventry’s care leavers are aspiring and achieving more than ever before with massive increases in those going to university.

Lemm Sissay

Superkids get new award nomination

Published on Friday, 20 September 2019

An inspiring documentary featuring a number of Coventry’s looked after children has been nominated for a prestigious award.

Pictured: Young athletes and swimmers with the Lord Mayor, her Consort, senior councillors and games sponsors’, Sergio Requena-Rueda Branch Secretary for the West Midlands from Unite and Roger Medwell from Medwell Hyde Ltd.

City recognition for International Children’s Games competitors

Published on Monday, 02 September 2019

A group of young Coventry athletes and swimmers who recently competed in the International Children’s Games (ICG) in Russia have been praised for their efforts in representing the city.

Coventry's superkids

Coventry’s Superkids head to the Baftas

Published on Thursday, 28 March 2019

A documentary featuring Coventry’s incredible looked after children has been nominated for a Bafta.

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Coventry pupils receive National Award for Volunteering

Published on Monday, 25 March 2019

Coventry pupils have been presented with a national award to celebrate their volunteering efforts.

Care Leavers Local Offer Launched

Published on Thursday, 21 March 2019

A packed St Mary’s Guildhall has heard how everyone has a role to play in improving the life opportunities for our young people.

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