Directorates and service areas
Children and Young People's Services
- Stuart Smith
- 01422 288001
- Northgate House
Halifax HX1 1UN
There are three service areas within Children and Young People's Services:
The structure chart shows the sections within each service area: Children and Young People's structure chart [PDF file 62KB]|.
The infographic shows some of the work done by Children and Young People's directorate: Children and Young People: infographics [PDF file 148KB]|.
Commissioning and Partnership
This service area provides a range of support services under Business Improvement and Commissioning and Partnership. The area of business improvement provides a range of front-line and support services to customers including parents, children, young people and schools.
- Strategic planning for schools capital
- Asset management and support including the health and safety function for schools
- Planning and commissioning school places
- Responsibility for admissions and the management of admissions appeals
- Strategic planning and management of home-school transport service
- Support for individual schools on strategic budget management
- Strategic planning management an oversight of the allocation, monitoring and management of the dedicated schools grant.
- Co-ordination of the schools forum
- Directorate strategic finance and liaison with corporate finance
- Life Long learning.
Commissioning and Partnership Services are responsible for co-ordinating and administering the Children and Young People’s Partnership Executive and the Children and Young People’s Commissioning Group including responsibility for the partnership children and young people’s plan and commissioning plan.
This service is responsible for a wide range of commissioning including voluntary and community sector contracts, short break service for disabled children, and the commissioning of placements for looked after children and children with special educational needs.
This area also has responsibility for the Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board and the Independent Reviewing Officers providing reviews for looked after children and the child protection conferencing service.
This area is responsible for managing the involvement and participation of children and young people.
Head of Service Judith Wyllie
- 01422 392527
Service Manager - Strategic Commissioning for Children, Young People and Families Julie Killey
- 01422 392663.
Service Manager - Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Laura Knights
- 01422 394104.
Service Manager - Complex Needs Linda Parrish
- 01422 394113.
Service Manager - Commissioning ＆ Partnerships Lisa Handley
- 0142239 2680.
Early Intervention and Safeguarding
Early Intervention and Safeguarding is responsible for assessing and meeting the needs of children in need, looked after children and care leavers, and children subject to a Child Protection Plan. A range of family support services is provided:
- Early Intervention
- Children's Assessment
- Locality teams
- Looked after children
- Family Support
- Youth Service and Voice
- Young Offenders
- School Links.
The service can provide support to families and more specialist help when it is needed to enable children to be brought up and cared for within their own families.
Head of Service Julie Jenkins
- 01422 392722
Service Manager - Locality Teams Sean Walsh
- 01422 392805.
Service Manager - Multi Agency Screening Team (MAST), Children's Assessment Team (CAT), Child Sexual Exploitation Team (CSE), Emergency Duty Team (EDT) Jamiila Sims
- 01422 392813.
Service Manager - Children Looked After Anne Tully
- 01422 266006.
Service Manager - Early Intervention (North and East Halifax), Youth Service and Voice Carol Stone
- 01422 392495.
Service Manager - Early Intervention (Upper Valley) and Youth Offending Jeff Rafter
- 01422 368279.
Service Manager - Early Intervention (Lower Valley) and School Links Parveen Akhtar
- 01422 394094.
Service Manager - Early Intervention (Central Halifax) and Family Support Steve Woodhead
- 01422 392510.
Principle Social Worker Bernadette Johansen
- 01422 392492.
Learning is responsible for monitoring, supporting and challenging schools to improve attainment and the quality of provision for children and young people aged 3 to 19. There are over 18,500 primary and 15,500 secondary pupils being educated in Calderdale schools. The service also has the responsibility to intervene in schools when necessary. The service carefully targets resources provided towards those schools needing the most support to secure improvement in teaching and learning and the attainment and achievement of pupils. Learning Services are also responsible for the Music Service.
Head of Service Jackie Nellis
- 01422 392716
Senior School Effectiveness Officer Janet Gabanski
- 01422 394102.
Service Manager - Business Support Mark Woolley
- 01422 392539.
Head of Virtual School, Children Looked After and Vulnerable Children Sue Steven
- 01422 394125.
Service Manager - Early Years, Childcare and Learning Michelle Attmere
- 01422 392494.