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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 Schools and education 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 Work jobs training and advice 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 People and communities news

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

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Improvements for foster carers

Published on Friday, 15th July 2016 in Children and family care news

Foster carers are set to benefit from a raft of changes in a bid to help the borough increase the number of carers in town.

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More social workers needed to lighten the load

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in Job vacancies news

Lower caseloads, better management, more supervision and learning and development opportunities are all on the cards for social workers who want to come and work in Rotherham.

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Transforming child sexual exploitation services In Rotherham

Published on Friday, 1st July 2016 in Children and family care news

Rotherham is transforming the way it deals with child sexual exploitation (CSE) and now it is delivering a ground-breaking service to tackle it.

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Long Term Future of Habershon House

Published on Wednesday, 29th June 2016 in Residential care for children news

Habershon House's future to be discussed.

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Funding for Rotherham charities to help victims of child sexual exploitation

Published on Monday, 20th June 2016 in People and communities news

Charities and voluntary organisations in Rotherham are to be given a slice of £322,496 to help victims of child sexual exploitation.

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Council part of Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

Published on Wednesday, 15th June 2016 in Children and family care news

A survivor of child sexual exploitation is to tell her story on a national platform later this month to help agencies work together to tackle the crime.

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Rotherham Council plans for children at the heart of everything it does

Published on Friday, 27th May 2016 in Children and family care news

Rotherham is putting its past behind it with plans to ensure children are at the heart of everything it does.

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Review of children's homes

Published on Friday, 27th May 2016 in Children and family care news

The move to put more children in care with foster families is part of Rotherham Council's ambitious plans to overhaul its children's services.

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New Commissioner for Rotherham

Published on Tuesday, 10th May 2016 in Children and family care news

The deputy leader of Lincolnshire County Council is to become the new Commissioner for children's social care at Rotherham Council.

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Glittering accolade for primary school

Published on Tuesday, 26th April 2016 in Schools and education news

A Rotherham primary school has been given a gold award for changes it’s made to how it works with children with additional needs.

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Public urged to report child abuse and neglect

Published on Monday, 18th April 2016 in Children and family care news

Residents are being urged to have the confidence to report child abuse to help protect children in the borough.

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New taxi camera rules come into effect

Published on Wednesday, 13th April 2016 in Commissioners news

Customers will soon start to see security cameras installed in all Rotherham taxis.

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Commissioner at Rotherham Council moves on

Published on Wednesday, 13th April 2016 in Children and family care news

The man brought in by the Government to oversee Rotherham Council's children's services is set to move on after doing 18 months in the post.

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Ten babies needing forever homes in Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 6th April 2016 in Children and family care news

Babies do not come up for adoption often these days, but in Rotherham there are unusually 10 looking for a loving home.

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Community events bring children, young people and families together

Published on Wednesday, 30th March 2016 in Children and family care news

Communities in Rotherham came together over Easter to celebrate what makes their community great in a series of ‘Community Cafe’ style social events.

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Mel Meggs appointed as new Deputy Strategic Director in Children and Young People’s Services

Published on Wednesday, 30th March 2016 in Children and family care news

Rotherham Council has appointed its new Deputy Strategic Director in Children and Young People’s Services, the latest appointment of the authority’s new permanent senior leadership team.

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Rotherham standing together for National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

Published on Friday, 18th March 2016 in Council and democracy news

People in Rotherham are being encouraged to show their support for National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day (18 March).

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Rotherham children have better understanding of CSE after watching ‘Chelsea’s Choice’

Published on Monday, 14th March 2016 in Children and family care news

Ninety-nine per cent of school children in Rotherham have a better understanding of CSE after watching 'Chelsea's Choice'.

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Operation Clover verdict - statement from Rotherham Council

Published on Wednesday, 24th February 2016 in Anti social behaviour and nuisance news

Rotherham Council reacts to today's verdict in the Operation Clover trial.

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Rotherham short breaks facility celebrates good Ofsted report

Published on Wednesday, 17th February 2016 in Children and family care news

Rotherham’s Liberty House, a short breaks facility for children with disabilities and behavioural issues, has received a rating of ‘good’ following an Ofsted inspection last month.

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Success for Rotherham’s Early Help Services sees more young people in further education

Published on Monday, 8th February 2016 in Children and family care news

More of Rotherham’s young people are accessing further education and training, latest statistics show.

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The Young Inspectors are recruiting!

Published on Thursday, 28th January 2016 in Schools and education news

Rotherham Council is placing young people at the heart of inspecting services delivered to children, young people and their families, and is looking for new recruits.

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Arnold Centre gains Rotherham Charter Gold Status

Published on Thursday, 28th January 2016 in Children and family care news

A Rotherham children’s centre and nursery has become the first in the borough to achieve the highly-acclaimed Rotherham Charter Gold accreditation.

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Help to quit for Rotherham smokers

Published on Wednesday, 23rd December 2015 in Health and wellbeing news

Smokers in Rotherham who are planning to make a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking are being offered free support to help them achieve a smokefree start to 2016.

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Long-term support services to help victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation

Published on Friday, 11th December 2015 in Commissioners news

More support services for victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation are being commissioned over the next three years, as part of longer-term plans which have been agreed by Rotherham Council.

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