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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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Adoption campaign asks ‘Could you make a Difference?’

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Families interested in adopting and making a difference to a child’s life are being encouraged to come forward in a new campaign by Staffordshire County Council’s Adoption Service. The latest campaign is part of National Adoption Week which runs from 17 to 23 October and is asking people to #supportadoption. The campaign wants people who might be interested in adopting ...

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Family scheme’s success pays for other initiatives

Staffordshire County Council Offices

A pioneering scheme helping troubled families improve their lives is changing lives, a report says. And not only does the project’s success save taxpayers’ money, because of the efficient way it is run the income from the Government’s payment by results is being invested in new community schemes. The Building Resilient Families & Communities scheme initially targeted families to get ...

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People looking for a challenge urged to consider fostering


With children back at school, or teenagers off to university, many parents can feel ready to take on a new challenge. As part of its latest campaign to fill the urgent need for foster families, Staffordshire County Council is asking people to consider fostering as the next step in their lives. Staffordshire needs 150 foster families over the next three ...

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Teenagers unite to commemorate the Great War

group photo on cannock chase

Teenagers from across Staffordshire and Bremen in Germany have come together as part of an exchange programme to help commemorate the Great War. Focusing on the theme of building friendships, commemorations, peace and reconciliation the young people will take part in a range of activities during their two-week exchange. As part of the visit the young people have been cleaning and tending ...

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Free Family Fun Day at Cannock Chase Children’s Centre

Early years

Families are invited to bring their bucket and spades and join in at the Summer Seaside Fun Day at Cannock Chase Children’s Centre on Tuesday 16 August from 1 – 3pm. The event, open to families and children up to the age of 11, promises a wide range of activities including arts and craft, foody fun, baby play, sand and ...

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Private foster carers to get extra help and support

group of children and pre-teens

Carers from across Staffordshire who privately foster children are being reminded that help is at hand as part of a national campaign. Private Fostering Week runs from 4 to 11 July and will highlight the wide range of advice and support available to private foster carers. Private fostering describes an arrangement when someone, who is not a close relative, cares ...

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