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…

Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme: Summer success paves the way for healthy holiday fun this winter

After a successful summer of fun, healthy activities for children and young people, preparations are already underway for an even more exciting offer during the Christmas holidays. In the school summer holidays, delivered as part of the Kent County Council-led Reconnect: Kent Children and Young People programme, more than 4,000 four to 16-year-olds enjoyed healthy,…

Food vouchers for children entitled to Free School Meals this October half-term

Food vouchers will be provided for Kent families whose children are entitled to benefits-related Free School Meals this October half-term. Kent County Council has today (Thursday, October 14) announced it will fund one £15 food voucher per eligible child or young person, which can be used in supermarkets and local shops. KCC will fund the…

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…