Tag Archives : children


Calling all Mischief Makers!

Young ‘Mischief Makers’ in Plymouth can sign up for another fun-filled Summer Reading Challenge from Saturday 14 July. This year’s theme is inspired by the much-loved children’s title Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. Every child who signs up to read six books over the summer holiday will get a collector’s map of Beanotown […]

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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 […]


Do you know a child or young person who is living away from home?

Did you know that if you are caring for a child under 16 (or 18 if they have a disability) who is not your child, and you are not an immediate relative, this may be a private fostering arrangement? During Private Fostering Week we are encouraging anyone who knows about a child or young person […]


Are you using the POD?

Plymouth City Council is reminding both young people and their parents and carers that a huge amount of advice and information is available at their fingertips. Plymouth’s Online Directory (POD) is funded by the City Council and aims to offer information advice, help and support services for children, young people and adults. For all parents […]


Creative fun at Museum this summer

There’s a packed programme of summer fun on offer at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery this month, with plenty of activities to keep the kids busy during the school break. Drop-in art and craft sessions are running every Wednesday in August, from 10.30am to 1pm (last entries at 12.30pm). The drop-ins will be inspired […]


Ofsted publish ‘harder test’ inspection findings on services for children

An inspection of services for vulnerable children in Plymouth has found that social workers act quickly when children need protection and there are no serious failures that leave children being harmed or at risk of harm. In the report published today (Tuesday) Ofsted found the welfare of children is safeguarded and promoted and saw clear […]