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Parliament Week Public Speaking Competition

Finals of prestigious public speaking competition to take place this week

The finals of an esteemed new public speaking competition for primary and secondary school students across Lancashire are taking place today (7 November) and tomorrow (8 November). 

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Former Olympian Fatima Whitbread shares her story with Lancashire care leavers

Care leavers in Lancashire were shown a powerful video from former Olympian Fatima Whitbread during a celebration event at County Hall.

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Men urged to access domestic abuse support

A man being supported at the first male refuge in Lancashire has spoken out to encourage others to come forward to access support.

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Mums urged to make 'informed choices' around breastfeeding

Mums are being urged to breastfeed their babies for the first six months and supported with informed choices by a families and babies charity.

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Young people's achievements to be celebrated during Care Leavers' Week

The achievements and experiences of young people leaving care will be celebrated this month during National Care Leavers' Week, which takes place from 25 October to 1 November.

Photograph by The Fostering Network.

Prestigious award for talented cricketer spotted by Freddie Flintoff

A promising young cricketer who was talent-spotted by Freddie Flintoff has won a prestigious Fostering Excellence Award.

Councillor Michael Green shows off the promotional Lets Get Brushing stand at County Hall, Preston

Let's Get Brushing campaign aims to start as early as possible

Families with young children are being urged to begin brushing their teeth with a fluoride toothpaste, twice a day, from as early as possible as part of a new campaign.

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New campaign encourages potential adopters to maintain adoptees' sense of identity

To mark National Adoption Week, Adoption Lancashire and Blackpool is supporting You Can Adopt as they highlight the positive impact adoption has had on individuals’ lives, and the strides made to put children and their sense of identity at the heart of the adoption journey.

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Many Lancashire families still missing out on help towards childcare costs

Lancashire County Council is encouraging parents to check their eligibility for a range of schemes that offer funded early education and help with childcare costs.

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Scheme to help improve children's health and wellbeing

A five year scheme to improve the health and wellbeing of youngsters in Lancashire is set to be approved later today, at the next Lancashire County Council meeting this afternoon (October 5).

Paul (left), Dan and Jackie are all foster carers for Lancashire County Council

Firefighter and paramedics share how their skills make them a perfect fit for fostering

Your skills could make you the perfect foster carer. That’s the message behind the powerful new fostering film, ‘Any of Us’ which will be launched on Tuesday, 26 September.

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‘One stop shop’ Family Hubs open across Lancashire to support children, young people and families.

The Lancashire Family Hubs Network, which aims to give children, young people and families information, advice and support, is launching in Lancashire this week.