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Covid lockdown impact on children’s mental health “significant”

Covid lockdown impact on children’s mental health “significant”

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Lockdown has had a significant impact on the mental health of children and young people in Cheshire East with as many as one in six needing support, a healthcare boss has said.

June 15, 2022
Cheshire Police operation targets sex offenders and vulnerable children

Cheshire Police operation targets sex offenders and vulnerable children

Cheshire Police teams targeted child sex offenders and vulnerable children as part of a three-day operation in the county.

Operation Guardians saw officers arresting offenders and educating youngsters on signs of exploitation and staying safe online.

June 1, 2022
READER’S LETTER: Grant funding from government for children’s services

READER’S LETTER: Grant funding from government for children’s services

Dear Editor

All Cheshire East Conservatives are delighted by the £12 million fund that this Government has allocated to Family Hubs.

Some of this money is now coming to Cheshire East.

May 26, 2022
Nantwich children design Jubilee card to send to Queen

Nantwich children design Jubilee card to send to Queen

Youngsters in Nantwich have won a competition to design a Jubilee card to send to the Queen!

The competition was held by Nantwich Town Council who will be posting off the colourful creation to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

May 25, 2022
Cheshire East Council’s fostering service makes vital appeal

Cheshire East Council’s fostering service makes vital appeal

Cheshire East Council has launched an urgent appeal for more local people to consider fostering.

It comes as a national fortnight celebrates the work of foster carers across the borough.

May 14, 2022
New Nantwich mental health drop-in centre to improve children’s wellbeing

New Nantwich mental health drop-in centre to improve children’s wellbeing

A new Nantwich mental health drop-in centre is being launched in the town.

The aim of the centre is to offer wellbeing support, advice and practical solutions.

May 12, 2022
Police arrest dozens of suspected online paedophiles across Cheshire

Police arrest dozens of suspected online paedophiles across Cheshire

Cheshire Police have arrested dozens of suspected paedophiles in a month-long campaign targeting those who view indecent and abusive images of children online

May 5, 2022
CEC spends staggering £230,000 a week on taxis for school pupils

CEC spends staggering £230,000 a week on taxis for school pupils

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council spends more than £230,000 a week on taxis taking children to and from school.

Figures obtained by the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) through Freedom of Information (FOI) reveal the council pays for 887 children to go to school by taxi at an approximate cost of £231,959.67 per week.

April 25, 2022
Nantwich train driver completes Ukraine mission to free children

Nantwich train driver completes Ukraine mission to free children

A Nantwich train driver has helped a team of volunteers drive buses across to Ukraine to transport children to safety from their war-torn country.

Mark Hardy-Johnson, who drives train by day, signed up to help when he saw an appeal on social media for drivers.

April 17, 2022
Dozens of Cheshire East children hospitalised due to mental health problems

Dozens of Cheshire East children hospitalised due to mental health problems

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Latest figures show 84 Cheshire East children and young people attended hospital in the past six months because they self-harmed or have mental health issues.

Cheshire East Council now has an agreement which means an A&E department notifies an officer in the early help department of cases so schools are aware and can provide support.

February 15, 2022
Former foster carers targeted in Cheshire East recruitment bid

Former foster carers targeted in Cheshire East recruitment bid

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Former foster carers could soon be contacted by Cheshire East in a bid to recruit more people to look after children needing a home.

There is a national shortage of foster carers and the council said it needs to ensure its recruitment campaigns target the right people.

January 29, 2022
Wistaston resident’s Christmas house raises money for charity

Wistaston resident’s Christmas house raises money for charity

By Jonathan White
A Wistaston resident who decorated his house in Christmas lights has raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

For the fifth consecutive year Allyn Nightingale dressed up his bungalow and driveway on Rope Bank Avenue in Wistaston.

January 9, 2022
304 children referred to CEC amid child exploitation claims

304 children referred to CEC amid child exploitation claims

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Child exploitation cases involving 304 children were reported to Cheshire East Council last year, new figures show.

And more than 170 of those children were later referred to social services.

January 6, 2022