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Last chance to have a say on changes to early help services

Published on Tuesday, 29th May 2018 in Children and family care news

It is the last chance for people to have their say over proposed changes to the way the early help and family engagement services are delivered as time runs out on a consultation.

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Donations of toothbrushes wanted to combat decay

Published on Wednesday, 16th May 2018 in Children and family care news

People are being urged to donate toothbrushes and fluoride toothpaste to foodbanks to help combat childhood tooth decay in Rotherham.

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Rotherham’s foster care community shines in new video

Published on Monday, 14th May 2018 in Fostering, adopting and looked after children news

More than 30 Rotherham council foster carers, children, councillors and fostering team staff are appearing in a new video asking one simple question: Do you have the heart to foster?

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Improvement journey outlined for residents with learning disabilities

Published on Wednesday, 9th May 2018 in Social care and support news

Plans to transform services for people with a learning disability in Rotherham are unveiled in a report that will be presented to Councillors later this month.

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Views sought over changes to services for families and young people

Published on Wednesday, 11th April 2018 in Council news news

Children, young people and families are being asked to share their views about the proposed changes to the way the early help, youth services and family engagement services are delivered.

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Children’s services to be accessible to families that need them

Published on Wednesday, 28th February 2018 in Council news news

Leaders have pledged to focus the Council’s limited resources on services for children, ensuring they remain accessible to the families that need them, rather than paying for under used buildings.

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‘Transformed’ children’s services seek best social workers

Published on Thursday, 8th February 2018 in Council news news

Social workers are being offered the chance to meet children’s service leaders at a special recruitment fayre this weekend.

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Council budget proposals put the most vulnerable residents first

Published on Wednesday, 7th February 2018 in Council news news

Adults and children’s social care will be prioritised under Council budget proposals promise leaders, despite the Council facing more bleak funding cuts.

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Adorable alpacas set to put smiles on children’s faces

Published on Thursday, 4th January 2018 in Children and family care news

Children in care in Rotherham have been given an extra special present this festive season – to trek with alpacas.

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Man jailed for sexually abusing Rotherham girls

Published on Monday, 27th November 2017 in Children and family care news

A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to ten years in prison for the sexual abuse of three young girls in Rotherham in 2015.

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Young Inspectors scoop national award

Published on Thursday, 23rd November 2017 in Carers news

A team of young people who inspect services delivered to children and young people in Rotherham has been nationally recognised for their work at a prestigious award ceremony in London last night.

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Body image a key pledge for Youth Cabinet in year ahead

Published on Thursday, 16th November 2017 in Council news news

Members of Rotherham’s Youth Cabinet are urging other youngsters to be confident with their body image as part of a raft of measures they want to focus on in the year ahead.

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Dozens of pupils attend anti-bullying event

Published on Monday, 13th November 2017 in Schools and colleges news

School children are doing their bit to stamp out bullying with a special event for around one hundred pupils at Rotherham’s New York stadium today.

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Child sexual exploitation survivors nominate Rotherham for national award

Published on Monday, 30th October 2017 in Children and family care news

Two child sexual exploitation survivors nominated Rotherham’s multi-agency team for a top national award for supporting them through their court cases.

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Flu vaccinations available in Rotherham

Published on Monday, 30th October 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

People in Rotherham are encouraged to get the flu vaccination to help protect themselves and their loved ones this winter.

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Second time lucky hope Young Inspectors

Published on Friday, 27th October 2017 in Council news news

A team of young people who inspect services delivered to children and young people in Rotherham are hoping it will be second time lucky for them at a prestigious award ceremony next month.

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VIP Opening for Oakwood School

Published on Friday, 27th October 2017 in Children and family care news

Secretary of State and former Rotherham resident Justine Greening was today the guest of honour as she officially opened her former school in her home town.

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Leaving care can be lonely, says Rotherham youngster

Published on Wednesday, 25th October 2017 in Council news news

Paislie, a student who was once in foster care has talked about how lonely it can be to leave the care system and why Rotherham is aiming to change this.

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Blank canvas for children to “re-imagine” Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 25th October 2017 in Youth support news

Children and young people have been given a blank canvas to help drive through changes which will make Rotherham more child friendly.

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Hunt for permanent family for four sisters

Published on Friday, 20th October 2017 in Children and family care news

The bond between four young sisters in Rotherham has been deemed to be so deep that they now need to be adopted together.

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Autumn toddler crafts at Clifton Park Museum

Published on Wednesday, 18th October 2017 in Children and family care news

Little ones can get their hands dirty at a special “autumn toddler crafts” workshops at Clifton Park Museum on Tuesday 24 October.

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School pupils challenged to safety quiz ahead of Bonfire Night

Published on Wednesday, 18th October 2017 in Children and family care news

Be bright, be seen, be safe - that’s the message being delivered to primary school children in the run up to Bonfire Night.

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More than 170 reasons for Rotherham’s looked after children to shine

Published on Tuesday, 17th October 2017 in Fostering, adopting and looked after children news

More than 170 of Rotherham’s looked after children and young people have picked up awards for their achievements at a glittering red-carpet event at New York Stadium.

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Pupils champion new mental health campaign

Published on Tuesday, 10th October 2017 in Children and family care news

Pupils across Rotherham wore yellow today to show other young people that they’re not alone when it comes to their mental health as part of a new campaign launch.

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Independent investigation reports published by Rotherham Council

Published on Wednesday, 6th September 2017 in Child sexual exploitation news

Rotherham Council has today published six investigation reports, commissioned following the findings of the Jay Report (2014) and the Casey Report (2015).

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Whole service review for Early Help

Published on Wednesday, 28th June 2017 in Children and family care news

The next stage of a wholescale redesign for a Council service which helps families deal with issues before they escalate is set to begin.

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Children choose better lifestyle choices

Published on Wednesday, 1st February 2017 in Children and family care news

Children are putting the breaks on bad lifestyle choices - like smoking and drinking sugary drinks - a new school survey has found.

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Council children's home gets Outstanding rating

Published on Thursday, 1st December 2016 in Children and family care news

Rotherham's last remaining children’s home has been rated as "outstanding" in a first for the town.

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Young Inspectors scoop national award

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016 in Education and learning news

A dedicated group of young people who rate the services of Rotherham Council were honoured at a prestigious award ceremony last week.

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Inspectors' report on Looked After Children's services in Rotherham

Published on Monday, 21st November 2016 in Children and family care news

Rotherham is continuing to improve standards for children in care, although more still needs to be done, a new report shows.

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Happy tenants say hello to new homes

Published on Tuesday, 1st November 2016 in Children and family care news

Two new build Council bungalows have opened their doors to two local families with disabled children.

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Protect yourself and others from flu

Published on Monday, 24th October 2016 in Health and wellbeing news

Local residents who are eligible for a free flu vaccination are being urged to get their jab as soon as possible.

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Plea to give a child a forever home

Published on Tuesday, 18th October 2016 in Fostering, adopting and looked after children news

This week is National Adoption Week and the Council is urging those considering adoption to give them a call and start the process today. Read Helen's story...

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Justice for child sexual exploitation victims

Published on Monday, 17th October 2016 in Children and family care news

Eight men have been found guilty today of the sexual exploitation of three girls between 1999 and 2003, following a four week trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

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Council to host job fayre to help people find their dream job

Published on Wednesday, 28th September 2016 in Jobs and careers news

Rotherham Council will host a special job fayre to recruit social care staff at its Riverside House headquarters in the town centre next week.

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Cash appeal for looked after children's trip of a lifetime

Published on Tuesday, 20th September 2016 in Fostering, adopting and looked after children news

The Looked After Children's Council fundraise for their trip to Poland.

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Destination Poland for Rotherham's Looked After Children

Published on Thursday, 1st September 2016 in Children and family care news

Mo Farah's double Olympic joy at Rio has inspired Council leaders to put their running shoes on and raise money to help send some of the borough's most vulnerable children on a trip of a lifetime.

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Family based placements for children in care

Published on Tuesday, 30th August 2016 in Children and family care news

Plans for Rotherham's children in care to be placed with in-house foster carers instead of children's homes.

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Students celebrate GCSE success across Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 25th August 2016 in Children and family care news

Thousands of pupils are today celebrating after scooping great results across the borough for GCSEs.

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Young Inspectors go from strength to strength

Published on Thursday, 25th August 2016 in Community and living news

Inspections carried out by a team of young volunteers have started to show benefits and improvements at Rotherham Council.

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