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Cabinet to consider series of proposals to create more school places in Preston

A series of projects that aim to create hundreds of new school places in Preston will go before Lancashire County Council's cabinet this week.

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New director of Education, Skills and Culture to join Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council has appointed Paul Turner to the role of Director of Education, Skills and Culture.

2024 adoption campaign

New Year, new family? Adoption could help your family grow in 2024

Have you considered starting 2024 by growing your family through adoption?

Header - County Councillor Jayne Rear

Many more families to get 15 hours free childcare for their two-year-olds

From 2 January, most Lancashire parents of two-year-olds will be able to apply for government-funded childcare with a local nursery, childminder or pre school starting in April 2024.

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Festive fun at Lancashire's Family Hubs

As Christmas draws closer, children, young people and families have been enjoying a host of festive fun at Family Hubs across Lancashire.

Talkzone 30th anniversary

Talkzone service celebrates 30 years of helping young people in Lancashire

Talkzone, an anonymous talking service for children and young people across Lancashire, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this week.

Winter HAF

Book your free place now on Lancashire's Winter HAF programme

Families across Lancashire are being urged to not delay and book places for children on one of the many holiday activities and food (HAF) clubs taking place over the Christmas holidays.


New festive campaign celebrates the best of fostering

An advent calendar style campaign which highlights the joys of fostering is running throughout December.

Representatives from some of the organisations to be awarded the Working with Trauma Quality Mark

National recognition for county council's Children and Family Wellbeing Service

Lancashire County Council's Children and Family Wellbeing Service has received national recognition for its work around trauma informed practices – the first Early Help service in England to receive this accreditation.

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Foster carers with foster child on bikes.

Boost of more than £1.2m funding for foster care recruitment

Lancashire County Council is one of five local authorities, along with Blackburn with Darwen, Cumberland Council, Westmorland and Furness Council and Blackpool Council, who were successful in a regional bid for Department for Education funding to become a pathfinder for the Regional Fostering Recruitment and Retention Hub.

The winners were Barden Primary School, who spoke about vaping; and Balshaw's Church of England High School, who debated crime and poverty

The Great Lancashire Debate winners are announced

Key topics for Lancashire's future have been discussed by schoolchildren during the Great Lancashire Debate.

We're celebrating Youth Work week!

Lancashire youth work manager to deliver national webinar for Youth Work Week

Youth workers from across the country will be tuning in today to hear about the positive impact youth work has had on young people in Lancashire, as part of a national celebration of youth work.