Providing support for Ukrainians in crisis

Everyone is horrified by indefensible invasion of Ukraine and there are now a number of ways people in Kent can help from opening up your home to a refugee to donating money to help support an effective humanitarian response to the crisis. More than four million people in Ukraine are expected to be displaced as…

Help the NHS help others by returning unwanted mobility equipment

People with mobility equipment they no longer need are being urged to return it to new, dedicated drop-off points at hospitals in Ashford, Canterbury and Margate. This includes NHS or council-loaned equipment such as crutches, commodes, walking frames, raised toilet seats, shower chairs, free-standing toilet frames, perching stools, chair raisers, kitchen trolleys and wheeled walkers.…

National award for Virtual School Kent

KCC’s Virtual School Kent (VSK) has become the first virtual school to be awarded the National Nurturing Virtual School Programme Award. The NurtureUK award follows the school’s completion of the National Nurturing Schools Programme and recognises the high-quality whole school nurturing approach. VSK provides co-ordinated educational services to support both children and professionals, promoting the…

National Adoption Week in Kent champions the voices less heard

National Adoption Week kicks off on Monday 18th, through to Sunday 24thOctober  40,920 adoptions have taken place in England in the past 10 years The week will be dedicated to all those impacted by adoption whose stories are often less heard; adopted people, adopters, birth parents and the Children’s Services workforce An emotive animated short film, created by illustrator and adopter Garry Parsons has…

Get in touch this Private Fostering Week

People looking after a child they are not related to, or who know someone who is, are urged to contact Kent County Council (KCC).  This type of arrangements is called Private Fostering and KCC are supporting Private Fostering Week (11-15 October 2021) to raise awareness of professionals and families’ responsibilities. Private fostering arrangements are when…