Scheme providing free vitamins and food vouchers to pregnant women and children in low-income families to get a financial boost from April.
Food vouchers for all children eligible for Free School Meals will be made available by Cornwall Council over the Easter holidays.
The UK Government is seeking your views to help inform the development of its next Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy.
Together for Families has launched its latest awareness campaign on child exploitation with information about how to spot the signs and what to do if you worried about a child being exploited or ‘groomed’ by an adult.
Three reports highlighting the unequal impact of COVID-19, with disproportionate deaths among disabled people, women impacted worse economically, and on families in poverty.
Find some half-term activities and guidance, learn more about the government’s catch-up plans for education, read a young people’s mental health report, and the change in provider for youth services in Cornwall.
Keeping a healthy balance of screen-time and the real world is difficult at the best of times. Check out these articles on digital addiction, and helping teens stay safe and balanced online.
Don’t let important decisions be made on issues that affect you, without your input. Have your say on the family justice system, keeping children safe in education, National Strategy for Disabled People, rural transport, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and home abortions.
Find out how you can take part in the early stages of the review of outcomes of children in care, plus serious incident notifications are rising, lost school time may affect pupils’ earnings, free school meals are being extended, and support for uni students.
Find out about the Crowdfunder scheme raising £75,000 for laptops for Cornish school children, and the live STEM lessons by local experts to support homeschooling.
Help for families, organisations and disabled people who are struggling to get online – reduced-price digital devices, and cheap broadband. Also how to donate laptops etc to children.
Various covid-related news: covid-testing, and the impact on children and young people, people with disabilities, health, and the economy.
Newsletters from Our Safeguarding Children’s Partnership, and Safer Cornwall, new in this week – catch up here.
Important issues for children around the pandemic – the lack of music lessons, affecting so much more than just musical education, and the results of the promise of laptops for disadvantaged children. Plus Marcus Rashford’s launched a reading initiative now!
Quick round-up of COVID local restrictions, Christmas, Free School Meals and how to claim them, and Health Start Vouchers for families with pre-school children.
It’s anti-bullying week this week, and there are lots of resources available to help children and young people to recognise bullying, actions we can all take to protect them.
News items around parents, children and the pandemic, including free school meals, deaf children, children at increased risk, the National Tutoring Programme and a global health report.
Free school meals alternatives from local restaurants and cafes, plus the difference between flu and COVID-19, and the risk factors associated with ‘long COVID’, which affects up to 10% of those who catch the virus.
News stories around poverty, including the Job Support Scheme, fuel poverty, free school meals and the tackling the cashless economy.
Cornwall Council is running a survey and art competition to shape the future of special educational needs provision. Have your say, by 30 November