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Children's Social Care rated 'Good' across the board

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Portsmouth City Council 2011Portsmouth City Council's Children's Social Care team has been rated 'Good' by Ofsted following their recent inspection.

The report evaluates the impact of leaders on social work practice, the experiences and progress of children who need help and protection, the experiences and progress of children and care leavers and the overall effectiveness of the service. Portsmouth's Children's Social Care was rated good across all four elements.

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Step up to the Green Space Challenge

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Portsmouth City Council 2011Portsmouth City Council is running a free, family-friendly walking event which showcases some of the fabulous green spaces the city has to offer. On Saturday 20th October three open spaces in Milton, Baffins and Great Salterns will become alive with activities in a bid to encourage residents to explore their local environment.

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Silverlake Automotive Recycling gives £5000 boost to local community safety teams

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(Left to right) Mark Scovell (Bobby Scheme Lead Fitter), Simon Bastin-Mitchell (Silverlake Commercial Manager), Chloe Watkins (Bobby Scheme administrator), Sue Morgan (Silverlake) unveiling the Silverlake logo on a Bobby Trust mobile unit vehicle.

A leading vehicle recycling company has given £5000 to support community safety for vulnerable people across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Silverlake Automotive Recycling, based in Shedfield, is sponsoring the Bobby Scheme, which sends a Bobby fitter to visit the homes of the elderly and crime victims to offer safety and security advice and install safety and security equipment.

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Portsmouth City Council launches new school attendance campaign

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Portsmouth City Council 2011Portsmouth City Council is aiming to improve school attendance levels with a new campaign running in schools across the city.

Last year, one in five students in the city each had at least one week of unauthorised absence from school, missing about 25 lessons and leaving gaps in their learning which make it harder for them to achieve their full academic potential.

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South coast fireworks extravaganza set to return to Gunwharf Quays in partnership with Barnardo’s

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Gunwharf Quays has announced the return of its legendary fireworks extravaganza, in partnership with children’s charity Barnardo’s. The centre is asking those attending the free event to donate just 50p to help reach their fundraising target. Following the success of previous years, the event will return on Thursday 8th November and is set to attract thousands of locals to the waterfront shopping destination.

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