First meeting takes place for the Kirklees Strategic Partnership Executive


Following the development of the Kirklees Strategic Partnership in April 2017, the first meeting of the Kirklees Strategic Partnership Executive took place on Thursday 13 July 2017.  Partners agreed that meetings would be informal and would provide a space for open discussion and debate about the challenges across the district. What was discussed at the … Continue reading First meeting takes place for the Kirklees Strategic Partnership Executive

Working together to improve outcomes for children and young people


On June 21 2017, a wide range of partners came together for the first of four planned Partnership Workshops.  The workshop was hosted by Kirklees Council Chief Executive Jacqui Gedman at John Smith’s stadium, Huddersfield and looked at how partnership working can improve outcomes for children and young people in Kirklees. What happened on the … Continue reading Working together to improve outcomes for children and young people

Kirklees Learning Summit 2017


The first Kirklees Annual Learning Summit took place on 12 June 2017 and brought together 158 people representing 64 schools and further education settings, local Councillors as well as public sector partners from health, police and the Council. You can find out what happened on the day by reading the Kirklees Learning Summit summary report. … Continue reading Kirklees Learning Summit 2017

Introducing our new Director of Children’s Services


Steve Walker has joined Kirklees Council as the Director of Children’s Services. With over 25 years’ experience in children’s social care, he joins us as part of the flourishing relationship we have developed with Leeds City Council. Here’s what Steve had to say about his new role… “Firstly, can I say that I’m delighted to … Continue reading Introducing our new Director of Children’s Services

Community safety partnership


Integrated Community Safety is a new approach to the way we work together, involving the Council, partner agencies (such as the Police, Fire & Rescue, and Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing) elected members and local people all working together to create a safer Kirklees. Partnership problem solving groups in the four district areas of Batley & Spen, … Continue reading Community safety partnership