Archive by category Children and Families

School’s Out this Easter, keep your children active over the holidays! 

Nottingham City Council is inviting young people to get down to one of Nottingham’s Leisure Centres this Easter to make the most of a fantastic holiday offer – School’s Out. From Monday 3 April to Thursday 13 April, Clifton Leisure Centre, John Carroll Leisure Centre, and Southglade Leisure Centre along with Portland Centre, and Minver […]

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Nottingham to lead United Nations event in Vienna to end Female Genital Mutilation

Nottingham to lead United Nations event in Vienna to end Female Genital Mutilation

Nottingham will be the key speakers at a United Nations-led event on ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), as the UK’s first city to take a zero-tolerance policy. After becoming the first city in the UK to take the stance in September 2016, Nottingham has been internationally recognised as a leading figure in the fight to […]

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Nottingham and Nottinghamshire speak out against Child Sexual Exploitation

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire speak out against Child Sexual Exploitation

A day of awareness about child sexual exploitation (CSE) is being held for people who work closely with children and young people. Organised by the Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Safeguarding Children Boards, the CSE Showcase event on Wednesday 8 March 2017 will be attended by 100 frontline workers from the voluntary and statutory services […]

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Voting for the Nottingham Children’s Book Award

Voting for the Nottingham Children’s Book Award

Pre-school children can vote for their favourite story in the annual Nottingham Children’s Book Award. The award, which was launched in 2001, has been aimed at pre-school children since 2008 and encourages them to develop a love of books and reading. Last year, nearly 6,000 youngsters voted for their favourite book. Library staff and local […]

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More women supported to continue breastfeeding

More women supported to continue breastfeeding

Health professionals at Nottingham City Council are urging more mothers to breastfeed their babies after figures revealed that rates in the City continue to improve. Breastfeeding carries major benefits for both mum and baby, and the recommended advice is that all infants are breastfed until they are at least six months old. While slightly less […]

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Nottingham to become the UK’s first Super Kitchen

Nottingham to become the UK’s first Super Kitchen

There are plans to create 10 new Super Kitchens in Nottingham, making the city the UK’s first social eating city. Nottingham City Council is working with the Super kitchen project to create community eating spaces and tackle food poverty using surplus supermarket produce. Super Kitchen was established in 2014 in Sneinton and quickly grew from […]

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