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03 April 2020

Are you, or is someone you know, looking after someone else's child?

Do you know what ‘private fostering’ is? Would you know how to recognise it? Would you know who to report it to?

When a parent arranges for their child to live with someone else, such as a distant relative or family friend and they remain there for longer than 28 days, this is called a Private Fostering arrangement.

06 February 2020

Interactive events to boost literacy skills in the borough

Walsall Council’s Early Years’ Team, is working with the National Literacy Trust, along with other Black Country authorities to offer a series of exciting family events themed on the popular children’s book, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. The first of these events, which are part of the new local Pop-up Literacy Hubs, will take place on Monday 10 February, from 10.00am to 11.30am at Blakenall Children’s Centre, 275 Blakenall Lane, Walsall, WS3 1HJ. Events are also taking place in West Bromwich, Wolverhampton and Dudley.

23 January 2020
Walsall welcomes the Duchess of Cornwall

Walsall welcomes the Duchess of Cornwall

Yesterday, staff and service users of the Lichfield Street Hub in Walsall were delighted to meet HRH, The Duchess of Cornwall, who spent time touring the refurbished facility.

17 January 2020
Partnership tree planting in Pelsall

Partnership tree planting in Pelsall

Walsall volunteer tree wardens braved the cold yesterday and planted 35 trees along the Bloxwich and Pelsall boundary on Wolverhampton Road.

The wardens were joined by the tree team from Clean and Green at Walsall Council, the Woodlands Trust, Hillier Trees, the Friends of Pelsall Commons, Asda’s Community Champion and students from Pelsall Village School.

03 January 2020

Are you, or is someone you know, looking after someone else's child?

Do you know what ‘private fostering’ is? Would you know how to recognise it? Would you know who to report it to?

When a parent arranges for their child to live with someone else, such as a distant relative or family friend and they remain there for longer than 28 days, this is called a Private Fostering arrangement.

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