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Christmas Campaign to Highlight Fostering Need

Reggie Bear, Staffordshire County Council’s Fostering Service mascot, has a Christmas message this year; “We need your help to find more foster carers”. Reggie’s call is part of the Council’s latest campaign to highlight the urgent need for more foster carers for Staffordshire children. The campaign wants people to pick up a picture of Reggie from their local library or ...

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Stone Parents have 30 days to claim 30 hours’ childcare

Childcare choices

The deadline is fast approaching for Stone parents to claim 30 hours a week of funded childcare. Places are available from January 1 for children who celebrate their third birthday between September 1 and December 31 2017. To claim the funding parents must register at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk by December 31, but if they want everything in place for January they should ...

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Boost for Staffordshire From Record Overseas Visitors

Stone Food & Drink Festival crowds on Westbridge Park in 2016

This year the UK is enjoying a record 40 million overseas visitors, and Staffordshire’s tourism sector is also set to benefit from the boost. Overseas trips to the UK will increase 6% to 39.7 million with spending up 14% to £25.7bn this year, tourist promotion agency VisitBritain forecasts. The sector is already worth over £1 billion annually in Staffordshire, with around ...

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Staffordshire Social Care Funding Plans Escalated

After NHS England indicated money for the county council and the NHS could be withheld, plans to safeguard funding for health and social care services for some of Staffordshire’s most frail and vulnerable residents are to be escalated. As part of the national Better Care Fund (BCF), which aims to support more people in their homes and in their communities, ...

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Staffordshire’s Child Protection Services Enjoys Continued Success

According to the latest Ofsted inspection of children’s services, vulnerable children in Staffordshire are very well protected. For the second inspection in a row Staffordshire County Council’s services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers are all rated as ‘Good’ in every category, with no areas needing urgent improvement. The inspection was a ...

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Fostering roadshow comes to Stone Friday 15th September

Cliff and Elaine Whiteley

A roadshow that’s coming to Stone on Friday 15th September demonstrates that whether you’re a Biker or a Hiker, a Goal Keeper or a Bee Keeper you could be a foster carer. Amongst Staffordshire’s 350 foster families are bikers, bakers, beekeepers, musicians, military history re-enactors, professional athletes and many more. Now, Staffordshire County Council’s latest fostering campaign is reminding people ...

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Parents Reminded to Park Responsibly Outside Schools

Stone parents are being urged to put safety first by parking responsibly during drop-off and pick-up times as children return for a new school year. Any vehicle observed parked on yellow lines or in a restricted area could be issued with a penalty notice, if not observed picking up or dropping off a passenger. The Staffordshire County Council campaign is ...

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