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Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme Consultation (Tamworth)

Tamworth Borough Council is seeking people’s views on a proposed change to its Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme, to take effect from the 1 April 2017. The amendment would see a claim being paid for up to four weeks of temporary absence ONLY when the claimant (and any partner) has gone abroad. Under the existing scheme, entitlement would normally be for up to 13 weeks. The council has launched a consultation asking for people’s views on this proposed change and is also taking this opportunity to gauge opinion on the rest of the scheme which has been in operation since 1 April 2013.

Barclays £100 Million Agriculture Loan Fund

The fund is for farmers looking to modernise their infrastructure, helping to streamline their farming processes and increase efficiency. The fund will also assist farmers looking to reduce their farm’s exposure to market volatility by providing funds to invest in viable diversification projects, either within agriculture or from non-agriculture sources. Loan could therefore act as source of match funding for grants.

Small Talk SLT Ltd Children & Parenting Courses

Small Talk SLT Ltd are running two courses via adult learning (wider family learning):-

More Than Words

This is a 10 week course for parents of children with ASD, suspected ASD, 2 year olds not talking etc.

  • Uttoxeter Fire Station 7-9pm from 12 September
  • Wombourne Fire Station 1-3pm from 22 September (no creche sorry)
  • Tamworth Fire Station 7-9pm from 7 November

Lets Talk With Your Baby

Parent & Carer Workshops Offered by Staffordshire County Council

A series of Parent and Carer Workshops are being hosted in regards to the Staffordshire County Council’s review of Staffordshire SEND Information, Advice and Support Services, in September 2016. 

To help plan these events, they are asking parents and carers to let them know, in advance, if they would like to attend where possible (booking details are included on the flyer below).

Children & Young People's Health & Wellbeing Programme Update

Announcement from Mark Sutton, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People:-

At a meeting of Cabinet on 20 July, it was agreed that the county council would continue with plans to build a new Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Programme.

The outline specification for the new Programme, which is for families of children and young people aged 0-19 years, has now been shared with organisations who expressed an early interest in delivering the programme on our behalf.

SSCB Training - September, October & November 2016 Training

Spaces are currently available for September, October and November 2016 SSCB Training.

Multi Agency Level 2, Working Together to Safeguard Children Training, 09:30 – 16:30

This event is for NEW members of the workforce (not to update) who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.

Staffordshire Children’s Safeguarding Board Release Info re: Early Help Strategy

On behalf of Staffordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board, the county council’s communications team have been working with comms leads in other member organisations to deliver a campaign which launches the new Early Help Strategy, makes practitioners aware of the Staffordshire approach to early help and the tools available to support them with this work.

They have launched brand new web resources on the Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board site