£47m capital investment in Lancashire’s Schools

Lancashire County Council’s Cabinet has today (10th August) approved a report which sets out priorities for spending £47m on the county’s school buildings over the next three years. The schools capital grant allocation comes from the Department for Education to enable the county council to provide the right number of school places across the county … Read more

Together for Adoption is coming

A new way of helping people who want to adopt is coming. Together for Adoption is the new service which will offer children and families in the region the support and guidance they need throughout the adoption journey. It brings together the adoption services for five local authorities – Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and … Read more

Home Secretary gives £20 million boost to tackle online grooming

Amber Rudd has awarded more than £20 million over three years from the Police Transformation Fund to help combat the online grooming of children for sexual exploitation. The funding follows a successful regional pilot, led by Norfolk police, which saw dedicated officers operating online in forums and chatrooms, to identify and disrupt offenders. The year-long pilot … Read more

Feeding Youngsters for the Summer

Sefton has launched an initiative which aims to serve thousands of free hot meals during the summer holidays – supporting families that might otherwise struggle to provide their children with a nutritious meal. Eight children’s centres and a primary school in the borough will offer the service to their most vulnerable families, who would normally receive a … Read more

Multi-million fund reaches record number of adoptive families

Over £52 million has now been released through the Adoption Support Fund, which has helped 22,000 children. A fund launched to help struggling families who adopt some of the country’s most vulnerable children has reached almost 18,000 homes, providing much-needed emotional support. Announcing the success of the Adoption Support Fund on Wednesday (2 August), Minister for … Read more