Children and families news
Havering Social Worker wins prestigious national award
The Social Worker of the Year Awards took place at a glittering ceremony in The Royal Lancaster Hotel, London on Friday 24 November. In total, more than 80 social workers and teams competed to win awards in 16 categories.
Havering Council launches 'Give the Gift of Fostering'
As the year comes to an end, Havering Council is urging anyone who can give the gift of fostering this Christmas to come forward.
The Cocoon set to transform lives of Havering’s children in care and care leavers
The Cocoon, one of east London’s only dedicated support hubs for children in care and care leavers, has been opened in Romford.
Havering launches a new dedicated space for care leavers and children in care
Havering Council is launching The Cocoon, a support hub for children in care and care leavers.
Help us to keep siblings together
Havering Council is urging residents who have grown-up children and spare rooms to help keep siblings in care together. The Council is responsible for 259 children living in care and nearly half of these children are made up of sibling groups.
New term - new friends
With children settling in to the new school year, Havering Council is reminding all parents to place close attention to who has access to their children. As Child Sexual exploitation can occur anywhere.
Students across Havering have been shouting out with excitement this morning (Thursday 24 August), as GCSE pupils picked up their results after one the biggest shake ups in education.
Havering A-level students buck national trend
Students in Havering have achieved outstanding results, with A-Level exam passes exceeding the national pass rate once again.
A Night at the Oscars’—Celebrating Havering Children in Care and Care Leavers
More than 200 guests attended the first Havering Council Children in care and Care leavers awards.
£835K win for Children’s Services
On Thursday the 6 July, the Department for Education (DfE) awarded the North East London Commissioning Partnership £835k
Celebrating achievements in Havering
More than 200 staff from 19 schools and colleges assembled for a gala evening to celebrate the first Havering Learning Partnership awards.
Support the hidden children in Havering
Havering Council is appealing to people to contact them if they have someone else’s child living with them. People may not realise they are in a private fostering arrangement, but if they are caring for someone else's child for more than 28 days, they need to inform Havering Council. This call to action coincides with Private fostering week 3 – 7 July.
Over 100 turn out for foster children fun day
Havering Council hosted the second annual Family Fun Day for children in care and their foster families.
Havering Annual Alternative Provision Awards Ceremony 2017
Seventeen pupils from the borough’s primary and secondary schools have been commended by Havering during The annual Alternative Provision Awards.
Council Children's Services wins prestigious award
Havering Council's Children’s Services has won a prestigious award at the annual Mind of My Own (MOMO) conference yesterday.
Fostering – Transform lives and support Foster Care Fortnight 2017
Havering Council currently have over 250 children in care, but not enough local residents are able provide them with a home.
£2.4m to boost children’s services announced
Children’s Services in the Borough will receive a £2.4m boost over the next two years Havering Council and the Department for Education announced today (Monday 20 March).
Mayor says “thank you!”
The Mayor of Havering, Cllr Philippa Crowder, had a chance to thank again all the performers from the Store Room Youth Theatre in Hornchurch who helped her float in London’s New Year’s Day Parade.
This Christmas give the gift of fostering
Foster carers are urgently needed to look after some of the borough’s most vulnerable young people and the Council is urging anyone to come forward and give the gift of fostering this Christmas.