Tag Archives : Children and Young People

Council wins award in Hearts for the Arts award

A unique campaign to encourage more people to consider fostering has been named the Best Local Authority Initiative in the National Campaign for the Arts’ Hearts For The Arts Awards 2018. I.AM.NOT.A.ROBOT, by Plymouth City Council has been named Best Local Authority Arts Initiative in the awards which celebrate the work of councils, councillors and council […]

Plymouth’s newly qualified social workers celebrated

The latest group of newly qualified children’s social workers have been presented with certificates of completion by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Wendy Foster, at a special ceremony. The certificates mark the successful completion of the social workers’ assessed and supported first year in practice. Newly Qualified Social Workers have made a significant contribution to safeguarding […]

Aiming high: Plymouth’s plan for the Class of 2020

Plymouth’s children and young people look set to benefit from an exciting new plan for education. Schools, academies and nurseries are being asked to join a partnership with the Council as part of a bold move to drive up improvements through more collaboration and support across education in the city. The Plan for Education is […]

Contractual arrangements to manage Torbay’s Children Services to be discussed

Plans for Plymouth City Council to move forward with a contractual arrangement to manage Torbay Council’s Children’s Services will be considered by Plymouth’s Cabinet on Tuesday 16 January and then discussed at Full Council on 29 January. The report outlines the work that has been undertaken to ensure that Plymouth City Council will have the […]

Sign up for our free Summer Mix activity programme now

From archery to skateboarding via boxing, learning how to DJ and first aid, there really is something for everyone in this year’s Summer Mix programme. Plymouth City Council’s Community Connections Youth Team has organised and funded hundreds of free activities for young people in Plymouth to liven up the school summer holidays. You can sign […]

Parents across Devon and Cornwall asked to join the fight against Child Sexual Exploitation

Plymouth, Torbay, Cornwall and Devon Safeguarding Children Boards and Devon and Cornwall Police have teamed up to promote awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) to parents. To coincide with Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day on 18 March led by national charity National Working Group (NWG) all the Boards, working with Devon and Cornwall Police, local […]

Celebrations for children and young people in care in Plymouth

For the past four years, Plymouth City Council and charity Young Devon have hosted the ‘You Can Do It Too’ awards for children and young people in care across the city. The awards are a special event celebrating all the hard work and achievements of children and young people in care over the last 12 […]

If you go down to the woods today – take an explorer’s pack

Families will be able to download fabulous facts for foraging and exploring woodlands where they live as part of a fantastic initiative. The ‘Woodland explorer’ pack has just been launched and features facts on how to explore woodlands using fun wildlife investigations and craft activities. It includes guides to identifying flora and fauna in our woods as […]

Two Plymouth council workers to get MBEs

Two Plymouth City Council workers have been recognised for their work with children and young people in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Heather Ogburn who is a senior education advisor and Michelle Newman who is a team manager in children’s social care will both be honoured with an MBE. Plymouth City Councillor’s portfolio holder for […]