Archive by category Children and Families

Nottingham Youth Offending Team gains top marks for restorative justice scheme

Nottingham Youth Offending Team gains top marks for restorative justice scheme

A Nottingham City Council team that brings offenders and their victims together has been praised for its work. The Youth Offending Team (YOT) is using ‘restorative justice’ to help young people who commit crime to make amends in an effort to repair the damage done and find a positive way forward. Research shows that restorative […]

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Holiday in Byron’s backyard!

Holiday in Byron’s backyard!

Holidaymakers can now hire the newly renovated Gardener’s Cottage, a charming house situated in the heart of the gardens surrounding Newstead Abbey (once the home of the Romantic poet Lord Byron). The Gardener’s Cottage was built in the 1860s by the Webb family and is positioned just a few minutes’ walk from the Abbey itself, […]

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Autistic people & families launch Nottinghamshire branch of National Autistic Society

Autistic people & families launch Nottinghamshire branch of National Autistic Society

Local autistic people and their families are launching the volunteer-run Nottinghamshire branch of the National Autistic Society at a special event at the Nottingham Council House on Thursday 7 April. There will be speeches from local dignitaries including Lord Mayor Cllr Jackie Morris and Lilian Greenwood MP, and songs, poetry and comedy from autistic people. […]

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There’s lots of Easter half term fun for families in Nottingham

There’s lots of Easter half term fun for families in Nottingham

There are plenty of Easter themed events to keep families and children of all ages active and entertained over the Easter school holidays. On Sunday 17 April, families can get free entry to Nottingham Castle and Newstead Abbey. Visitors will be able to enjoy the surrounding gardens and parkland, explore the buildings, discover exhibits and […]

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Raising awareness of domestic abuse in faith communities

Raising awareness of domestic abuse in faith communities

The Lord Mayor of Nottingham is raising awareness of domestic abuse in faith communities in the city. Councillor Jackie Morris will hold a special event at the Council House on Wednesday 23 March, where people can speak to specialist support services and watch a unique play called ‘Someone Prayed’. This interactive drama will explore issues […]

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Councils back campaign on safer sleeping for babies

Councils back campaign on safer sleeping for babies

Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County councils have teamed up to support national Safer Sleep Week 2016. The campaign, organised by the Lullaby Trust and running this week, aims to highlight the importance of safer sleeping for babies. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) claims the lives of around five babies a week in the UK and the […]

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One week until entries close for the Young Creative Awards 2016

One week until entries close for the Young Creative Awards 2016

Goals and Dreams There’s just over one week left to enter into this year’s Young Creative Awards. The theme this year is “Goals and Dreams”. Young people, aged 13 to 24 who live, study or work in Nottingham are encouraged to let their imaginations flow and to enter pieces of work that reflect their aspirations […]

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