Children and families news

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.

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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.

No skipping breakfast thanks to Coventry Food Network

Published on Thursday, 20 August 2020

Children from some of the city’s most-at-need families are still getting the most important meal of the day, thanks to the Coventry Food Network.

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.

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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