Archive by category Children and Families

Nottingham church hosting event to attract more foster carers

Nottingham church hosting event to attract more foster carers

A city centre church is hosting an event tomorrow to try to recruit more foster carers for Nottingham City Council. Heart Church, based on Talbot Street, is inviting people along on Wednesday (13) evening to learn more about fostering. It is the latest part of a pledge from Nottingham churches to provide 100 new foster […]

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Casting the net far and wide to boost foster carer numbers

Casting the net far and wide to boost foster carer numbers

Nottingham City Council has been working hard over the past year to recruit more foster carers. The authority’s recruitment team, with support from senior politicians, has been out and about across the city spreading the message about the benefits of fostering – both to the child and the foster family. The fostering service is always […]

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Kaia takes the crown after showing off her creative side

Kaia takes the crown after showing off her creative side

The Nottingham Young Creative Awards celebrated its tenth year with a sell-out evening of performances and awards at the Nottingham Playhouse. Kaia Lucas, aged 16, from Bluecoat Beechdale Academy, was crowned Nottingham’s 2018 Young Creative of the Year. Kaia won in the 16-18 year-old Visual Arts category by creating a series of paintings of her […]

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New charity project to support foster children is in the Bag!

New charity project to support foster children is in the Bag!

Nottingham City Council has pledged its support for a new charity set up by a father and daughter to support foster children. Stuart Ferguson and Nicola Barber have launched My Bag, which aims to help foster children through the difficult first few days of settling into a new home. Drawing on their own first-hand experiences […]

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Powerful new video highlights the impact of foster carers

Powerful new video highlights the impact of foster carers

A video has been launched today (May 14) to show how important foster carers are to the children they look after. Nottingham City Council has produced There Was A Boy in collaboration with 15 other local authorities across the Midlands for the annual Foster Care Fortnight campaign (14-27 May 2018). The storyline shows a vulnerable […]

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Churches holding ‘Fostering Sunday’ event to attract more carers

Churches holding ‘Fostering Sunday’ event to attract more carers

Nottingham churches are coming together on Sunday (13 May) to spread the message about fostering in the City. Ahead of national Foster Care Fortnight, which begins on Monday, church leaders will take the opportunity to promote fostering to their congregations during a raft of Sunday services taking place across Nottingham. Nottingham churches have pledged to […]

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A new chapter for literacy in Nottingham

A new chapter for literacy in Nottingham

An innovative drive to boost literacy levels is kick off in Nottingham today (Friday) thanks to a partnership between the National Literacy Trust, Nottingham City Council and Small Steps Big Changes. A National Literacy Trust Hub will be established in the city which will be known locally as Read On Nottingham. National Literacy Trust Hubs […]

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Dolly Parton Imagination Library launches in two more Nottingham wards

Dolly Parton Imagination Library launches in two more Nottingham wards

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library scheme has launched in two more wards in Nottingham City: Dales and Bridge. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a charity that delivers a free age-appropriate book every month to children from birth until the age of five. The scheme is proven to improve children’s literacy levels so that they […]

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