Children and families news

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Coventry’s schoolchildren remember the fallen

Published on Friday, 12 November 2021

Groups of primary schoolchildren met in Coventry’s War Memorial Park this week to take part in a Remembrance Service organised by Coventry City Council’s Visitor Experience Team to remember all those lost in conflict around the world including the first and second World Wars.

Are you looking after someone else’s child?

Published on Tuesday, 09 November 2021

Many people in the city are acting as private foster carers without even knowing it.

New website helps to highlight adoption

Published on Wednesday, 03 November 2021

A new website, launched by Adoption Central England, features a range of information and articles for anyone interested in adoption or who has been affected by adoption.

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Council holds first known citizenship ceremony for children

Published on Tuesday, 26 October 2021

City Council is holding what is believed to be a UK first – a Citizenship Ceremony for children and young people.

Coventry pupils navigate the city’s blue spaces

Published on Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Imagineer have launched a new project, FLOW – Future Life of our Ocean’s Wealth – as part of Coventry City of Culture 2021.

New combined service will help parents fight addiction and keep families together

Published on Tuesday, 19 October 2021

The Coventry Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) is launching a partnership with Warwickshire County Council (WCC) to give families an even better service.

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Supporting people thinking about adoption

Published on Friday, 15 October 2021

Adoption Central England (ACE), the regional adoption agency for Coventry, Solihull, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire, is celebrating National Adoption Week from 18-21 October.

Places still available for holiday fun

Published on Thursday, 12 August 2021

A community sports day is the latest great event to be announced in a summer of fun for some of the city’s most disadvantaged children.

Schools celebrate as Flame of Friendship Torch Relay comes to an end

Published on Thursday, 15 July 2021

The Coventry Flame of Friendship Relay has now come to an end after being passed from school to school since 21 April, with a celebration taking place yesterday, 14 July.

Holiday activities to bring summer of fun

Published on Wednesday, 14 July 2021

A Summer of Fun awaits thousands of the city’s most disadvantaged children who will be able to take their pick from a range of holiday camps.

Supporting families looking to adopt sibling groups.

Published on Friday, 23 April 2021

Adoption Central England (ACE), the regional adoption agency for Coventry, Solihull, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire, is supporting a national recruitment campaign looking for more potential adoptive families for siblings.

Young Carers Action Day

Published on Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Today (16 March) marks Young Carers Action Day, and there’s lots you can do and share to get involved in supporting the estimated 700,000 young people with caring responsibilities in the UK.

Get tested – a Covid-19 health message for young people by young people

Published on Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Teenagers from the Positive Youth Foundation have created videos to stress the importance of young people getting tested following their return to school and college.

Step Up to Social Work - Be The Difference!

Published on Tuesday, 09 March 2021

Social Work is a rewarding career and an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children. Step Up is an opportunity to join the profession and make your contribution.

Praise for services during COVID

Published on Tuesday, 02 March 2021

Appreciation for the work of Children’s Services Help and Protection teams during Covid has continued to flood in.

Families at centre of decision-making in new Children’s Services programme

Published on Monday, 01 March 2021

Coventry’s Children’s Services is to begin an innovative programme aimed at supporting families, placing parents at the centre of decision making.

City to begin food and activity programme for children

Published on Monday, 01 March 2021

Some of the city’s most disadvantaged children will receive healthy food parcels and activity packs this Easter holiday.

Safeguarding children –report your concerns

Published on Monday, 15 February 2021

The safeguarding of children is a priority and residents are urged to make sure they report their concerns.

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Schoolchildren's letters ease lockdown loneliness

Published on Friday, 12 February 2021

Children from a primary school in Coventry have formed friendships with many older residents in the community, by sending them letters.

Free school meals and warm clothing among measures to help city families this winter

Published on Friday, 11 December 2020

Coventry has received £1.3m to support those most in need this winter as part of the Government’s COVID Winter Grant Scheme.

Government funding to feed children in need is a myth say leading councillors

Published on Friday, 30 October 2020

Two of Coventry’s leading Cabinet members are calling on the Government to fund the fight against food poverty for children adequately.

National Adoption Week continues to break down the myths surrounding adoption

Published on Monday, 12 October 2020

Adoption Central England (ACE) is supporting National Adoption Week and the #YouCanAdopt campaign which sets out to debunk myths around adoption and urging people who are considering adoption to take the next step.

Children and Young Person Advice Helpline number to support crisis intervention and prevent mental health crisis

Published on Thursday, 16 April 2020

Our partners at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT) have developed a helpline to support children and young people through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

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