Archive by category Children and Families

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

NSPCC teams up with Nottingham mental health service to support children and young people

NSPCC teams up with Nottingham mental health service to support children and young people

The NSPCC’s Nottingham Childline service has teamed up with the city council’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in a pioneering new project to help support children and young people with mental health issues. Childline counsellors will provide extra support to young people aged between 11 and 18 after their support work with CAMHS […]

Read More

Festival to excite Nottingham’s curiosity

Festival to excite Nottingham’s curiosity

Writing poetry with code, gazing at stars and taking part in Chemistry experiments are just some of the activities you an expect from this year’s Festival of Science and Curiosity. Returning for a fourth year, the festival will be running 14-21 February. It aims to provide opportunities for the people of Nottingham to express their […]

Read More

Three primary school expansions will create 480 school places by 2020

Three primary school expansions will create 480 school places by 2020

Three Nottingham City schools will expand by the end of 2019, creating 480 school places and 26 nursery places. The three schools are: Westbury Special School in Bilborough, which will have 60 additional primary and secondary places by August 2018, following investment of £4.75m Glade Hill Primary School in Bestwood, which will have 210 additional […]

Read More

Pupils’ improvements in reading and writing through phonics put Nottingham in top ten

Pupils’ improvements in reading and writing through phonics put Nottingham in top ten

Local pupils have placed Nottingham in the top ten most improved areas in the country for learning how to read and write through phonics. Their achievement – which has seen Nottingham City move up 32 places in the national league tables in just two years – has prompted a letter from Minister of State for […]

Read More