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Wed, 24 Nov 2021

The Leaving Care team provide young people with day-to-day support to help the transition to adulthood. Their aim is to give advice and guidance, as well as practical support. They help young people find a job, and support and advise young people through their education. All of this is done to increase confidence in being independent.

Tue, 9 Nov 2021

Looking after and protecting children and young people is one of the most important jobs that councils do. 

When a child, for whatever reason, can’t safely stay at home, it is up to the local authority to step in and give them the care, support and stability that they deserve.

The Government says that: “… every councillor, every Director of Children’s Services, every social worker or teacher should demand no less for children in care than they would for their own children”.  This is what is meant by 'corporate parent'.

Thu, 4 Nov 2021

As you know, last week on Wirral we celebrated National Care Leavers' Week.

It was very busy, lots of fun, and really good to see so many Care Leavers getting involved.

We would like to thank all the Care Leavers, PA's and other staff that joined in the celebrations and helped to make this week the success that it was.

We would also like to thank all the local employers and businesses that also supported the week and provided the young people with a variety of activities and opportunities to try new things.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021

Calling all Young People!

 

As part of the UK Parliament week 2021, Wirral Youth Voice Group are inviting young people from across Wirral to join the discussion!

Fri, 15 Oct 2021

We wanted to share with you our Care Leavers week, commencing Monday 25th October 2021.

Please take a look at the timetable below and if you’re free, we would love you to join us in celebrating this event. There will be excellent prizes and opportunities to socialise with other care leavers and PA’s. If you would like to join in any of the activities that are going on, please let your PA know and this will be arranged

Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Looking after and protecting children and young people is one of the most important jobs that councils do.  When a child, for whatever reason, can’t safely stay at home, it is up to the local authority to step in and give them the care, support and stability that they deserve.

The Government says that: “… every councillor, every Director of Children’s Services, every social worker or teacher should demand no less for children in care than they would for their own children”.  This is what is meant by 'corporate parent'. 

Mon, 4 Oct 2021

DO YOU HAVE A CREATIVE STREAK? HAVE A STORY TO TELL?

In Celebration of National Care Leavers Week, Liverpool John Moores University are running a creative competition for the next generation of poets, songwriters and storytellers.

Mon, 13 Sep 2021

Wirral Council would like you to get involved and shape the future of Wirral.

Have your say will help you find and take part in engagement activities that interest you.

You can share your ideas to influence decisions in your area and see how your views make a difference.

Fri, 13 Aug 2021

From Monday 16 August, the rules on self-isolation will change and the following people will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if they are identified by NHS Test and Trace as a close contact of a person with COVID-19:

  • Those aged 18 or under.
  • Those who have been do
Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Wirral Domestic Abuse Alliance is a formal partnership between a range of statutory authorities and voluntary organisations.

The Alliance oversees delivery of the Wirral Plan’s Zero Tolerance to Domestic Abuse Pledge and it's partners include: 

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

 

 

Thu, 15 Jul 2021

Hello!

Welcome to the Children First version of Wirral’s Strategic Plan for our Youth Justice Service.

Every year a plan is produced of what is going to been done to support children and young people who come into contact with the Youth Justice Service.

This year a version for young people has been produced.  It lets you know what's being done, how and why, and highlights the importance of working together to help all young people stay safe and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Tue, 13 Jul 2021

 

Tue, 13 Jul 2021

Ofsted are doing some research to find out more about what happens to prepare children for leaving care and how these decisions are made.

Fri, 25 Jun 2021

Cases of COVID-19 are still rising in Wirral and across the country.

Our Director of Public Heath, Julie Webster is encouraging all residents to get their second dose of the vaccination if they've not yet had it.

We know that more than 169,000 people have had both doses of the vaccination in Wirral which is really good news but there's still a way to go. 

Fri, 18 Jun 2021

Wirral, as part of the Liverpool City Region is among the areas to receive additional support to tackle a rapid rise in cases of the Delta variant of Covid-19.

Fri, 18 Jun 2021

Our Leisure service is asking local people to have their say on what it means to be active in Wirral.

Wed, 28 Apr 2021

Hello and welcome

"Hi, my name is Rachel de Souza and I’m the Children’s Commissioner for England. My job is to speak up for children in England, stand up for their rights, and make sure that the people in power listen to what children need and want.

Thu, 8 Apr 2021

AGED 18 - 25?

WHY NOT JOIN THE FREE FOOTBALL-THEMED PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME?

WHAT’S INVOLVED

The Liverpool Street Soccer Academy is a free 10-week learning and development programme providing a combination of football coaching, mindset training and skills & employability workshops.

Thu, 8 Apr 2021

 

Tue, 6 Apr 2021

The Prime Minister confirmed the next stage of the roadmap to lift restrictions could go ahead, meaning further changes to council services from next Monday (12th April).
 

Council-run facilities that are planned to return include: 

Thu, 1 Apr 2021

Keeping active is a great way to boost our mental wellbeing. 

This month we're encouraging everyone to get moving and get outdoors as much as possible. Whatever your circumstances or physical limitations, you can find your own ways to be a bit more active.

Tue, 30 Mar 2021

Roadmap stage 1B:  What changes can I now expect?

From yesterday (Monday 29 March), further lockdown restrictions were lifted in England as we reached ‘step 1B’ of the Government’s Roadmap.

Fri, 12 Mar 2021

OOMOO is here for you!

OOMOO is a new opportunity for Wirral's children looked after and care leavers, here to get you in the best frame of mind you can be in and to help you face life’s ups and downs.

Here’s what they'd like to invite you to: