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People asked to unite in campaign to help tackle Child Sexual Exploitation

People are being urged to look out for the signs of child sexual exploitation and report it as part of national CSE awareness Day. The day, on Saturday 18 March is calling on parents, children, organisations and schools to unite in tackling CSE and aims to raise awareness and understanding of the issue, how to spot the signs and how ...

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Staffordshire Children in Care take the reins for national takeover day

Three Staffordshire care leavers have taken the reins in top Government departments as part of a national challenge to give young people a taste of how Government and business works. The Department for Education, Department for International Development and Department for Culture Media and Sport opened their doors to the individuals from the county. The Children’s Commissions Takeover Challenge asks ...

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Find out about a career in children’s services at recruitment day

Teacher and child

People interested in a career helping children and young people are being invited to a recruitment open day where they can find out more. Staffordshire County Council’s Families First service is behind the event which aims to recruit new social workers across the county to work with vulnerable children and young people. The event will take place on Wednesday 25 ...

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Calls for new laws to protect young people online welcomed in Staffordshire

Mark Sutton

Calls for New laws and a digital ombudsman to help protect children’s privacy online are being backed by Staffordshire’s Cabinet Lead for Children. Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People has welcomed todays proposals put forward by Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield. The proposals, outline in the Growing Up Digital report, call for new laws to ...

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Lights, camera, action as foster carers take centre stage in New Year campaign

Staffordshire’s foster carers are taking centre-stage in the latest campaign to help find families for the county’s vulnerable children. To meet the urgent need for more foster carers in Staffordshire, a further 60 families need to be found over the next year. Now, carers from across Staffordshire have come out in force and bravely put themselves in front of the ...

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Final Syrian refugee families welcomed to county


Staffordshire has welcomed the final two refugee families into the county as part of the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Scheme (VPS). The scheme has seen a total of 11 families—51 individuals—settled in Staffordshire, including children ranging from one to 17 years old. The first families were welcomed to the county in March of this year, with the final 2 families arriving ...

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More five-year-olds than ever before ‘ready for school’

Early years

More children than ever before in Staffordshire are starting their school careers equipped to succeed, according to the latest figures. Statistics from the Department for Education show that the ratio of children classed as ready for school in the county has risen by 20 percentage points in three years from 53.6 per cent to 73.8 per cent. And for the ...

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Teenagers debate their big issues at county buildings

Young people from across Staffordshire have been given the chance to talk about what matters the most to them at a special debate at the County Council chamber. Teenagers got the chance to voice their opinions on a range of topics affecting young people in front of local decision makers, including the need for mental health within education, lowering the ...

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Christmas campaign dispels the myths on who can foster

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You need to ‘be a certain age’, ‘be married’, ‘have qualifications’  or ‘own your own home’. These are just some of the myths holding people back from considering fostering according to Staffordshire County Council. Now, as part of its Christmas campaign to highlight the urgent need for foster families, the Council has set out to dispel commonly held misconceptions about ...

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Appeal for foster carers for unaccompanied refugee children

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Staffordshire families interested in supporting or fostering young asylum seekers arriving in the county are being encouraged to come forward. The call-out follows the ongoing refugee crisis that is affecting children and young people, specifically those dispersed from Calais following the closure of the so-called Jungle camp. Staffordshire County Council is currently caring for unaccompanied minors and has pledged to accept ...

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