Children and families news

Family Hubs all now to re-open

Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Half of the city’s Family Hubs have remained open during the pandemic to give essential support to young people, children and their families, and now the remaining four are set to re-open their doors to help support local communities.

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Communities rally to combat child hunger this summer

Published on Thursday, 16 July 2020

Voluntary and community-based organisations are working together to help ensure that children and young people in most need, can access breakfast and activity packs during the school summer holidays.

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Care Leavers to get vital support following unique partnership

Published on Wednesday, 15 July 2020

The Council and Severn Trent have linked up in an innovative project to make a real difference to the city’s care leavers.

Praise for continued support of city's children and families

Published on Friday, 22 May 2020

Compliments for Children’s Services staff have been pouring in as those providing vital support for the city’s most vulnerable children and families continue working.

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Unsung Heroes - Kirsty Holloway-Clarke

Published on Thursday, 16 April 2020

A nurse and former looked after child is shining as one of the city’s many unsung heroes and her former foster family couldn’t be more proud.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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