Youngsters challenged to meet the Wild World Heroes

Youngsters across the county are invited to become acquainted with Wild World Heroes as the annual Summer Reading Challenge gets under way in Kent libraries. This year’s theme is a celebration of nature and action for the environment and is bring run in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund. The challenge runs from Saturday (10…

Leader welcomes government commitment to ease immediate child migrant crisis in Kent.

A government commitment to increase funding and support for the care of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) in Kent has been welcomed by Kent County Council (KCC) Leader, Roger Gough although several long-term issues still require resolution. Mr. Gough’s direct appeals to central government for intervention have resulted in a personal commitment from Chris Philp MP,…

Calling all road safety superheroes!

Kent Road Safety has just launched the first of its Road Safety Superhero lessons for children available via YouTube. Aimed at those in years one to three, Kent Road Safety created its online lesson for primary school children currently working from home. The interactive lesson gives parents a chance to pause the session at certain…

Are you sure your child has the correct car seat?

With recent county figures revealing that a shocking 70% of all baby and child car seats checked across Kent are incorrectly fitted, a new awareness campaign has been launched to highlight the dangers and provide advice on anything which puts a child at risk while travelling in a car. KCC’s Road Safety team run free…

Change a future this Foster Care Fortnight

Kent County Council (KCC) is looking to recruit 150 new foster carers to provide loving homes to vulnerable children in the county. The council is backing the national recruitment campaign Foster Care Fortnight 2019 (May 13 – 26) and calling on residents to get in touch to find out how they can change a child’s…