New Calderdale Opens Minds website for children & young people

Calderdale Open Minds Website for Children and Young People www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk

Calderdale’s multi- agency  emotional health and wellbeing taskforce are delighted to announce that a new website for children and young people is now available. The website is intended to provide advice, information, support and signposting to young people about emotional health and wellbeing and has been developed after extensive input and consultation with young people, as well as a range of professionals.

For more information please contact Joanna.marshall@calderdale.gov.uk

Safeguarding Week 2017 – 9 to 15 October – Get involved!

Safeguarding Week 9th to 15th October 2017

This year we are pleased to be holding Safeguarding Week at the same time as our colleagues across West Yorkshire. safeguarding-week

Working with partners in Adult and Children Services, we are able to bring you a variety of events throughout the week starting with a launch event at the Shay Stadium on Monday 9th October.

Please see the Safeguarding Week Booklet 2017 for details of events, contacts, times, locations and booking arrangements.

Last minute changes to the programme will be reflected below.

Free Modern Day Slavery & Human Trafficking training for anyone working in Calderdale

THERE IS NO ONE FACE OF MODERN SLAVERY

There is no typical victim of slavery – victims can be men, women and children of all ages and cut across the population. But it is normally more prevalent amongst the most vulnerable, minority or socially excluded groups Modern slavery has been getting increasingly more attention both from the mainstream media and the government, which culminated with passing the Modern Slavery Act in 2015.

Types of modern day slavery include:

HUMAN TRAFFICKING, CHILD TRAFFICKING, DEBT BONDAGE, FORCED LABOUR, SEXUAL EXPLOITATION, CRIMINAL EXPLOITATION, DOMESTIC SERVITUDE

Human Trafficking could be taking place in Calderdale and you could help to tackle it.We have commissioned Hope For Justice to run free training sessions for people working in Calderdale, typically those who work on the frontline and with the public.