Category Archive: Parenting

Enchanting entertainment at the Rainbow Factory this Christmas – Scrooge’s Christmas Carol

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Storytelling wonderland the Rainbow Factory is staging a brand-new Christmas production – Scrooge’s Christmas Carol (written, composed & performed by: Bruce Sharp & Lydia Toumazou) Yesterday, the Child Friendly Leeds team were delighted to… Continue reading

New wristband challenge to get Leeds primary school children active

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Primary schools across Leeds are getting set to boost their pupils’ motivation for physical activity as they launch a new competitive wristband challenge in partnership with Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Active Schools.… Continue reading

Keeping Safe During Bonfire Night

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Bonfire Night can be a great time for all the family. Fireworks and bonfires are something the whole family looks forward to around 5th November, but it is important that everyone celebrates safely.… Continue reading

Darker evenings in Leeds – When do the clocks change in UK?

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In case you weren’t aware, the clocks go back on Sunday 29th October. The October clock change signals the beginning of winter and the start of darker  evenings. One of the consequences of… Continue reading

First Baby Box Programme in Yorkshire launches at #BabyWeekLeeds

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What a week!  A blog by Roger Carter, NHS Digital. It’s rare that I get the opportunity to take the time out to really envelop myself in a subject that ticks all the… Continue reading

Protect your child from Flu this Winter

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Flu can be a very unpleasant illness in children causing fever, stuffy nose, dry cough, sore throat, aching muscles and joints, and extreme tiredness. This can last several days or more. This year,… Continue reading

Private Fostering takes part in #ChildFriendlyLeeds Celebrations – July 2017

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Children and their families created a collage to visually demonstrate the children and young people living in Private Fostering arrangements in Leeds that we are not aware off. This took place during #ChildFriendlyLeeds… Continue reading

Enjoying the holidays (the old fashioned way)

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Around 20 (well maybe 30) years ago, when I was a kid growing up, the summer holidays were a time to look forward to. The sun always seemed to shine, we could play… Continue reading

Move More, Sit Less this summer once more!

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A new Change4life campaign encourages children to be more active. The 10 Minute Shake Up is a Disney inspired campaign and we hope our partners and Leeds children and families will get involved.… Continue reading

Somebody else’s child, everybody’s responsibility! What is private fostering?

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When a child or young person, who is under 16 (or under 18 if they have a disability) is being looked after by someone who is not a close relative, for 28 days… Continue reading