KCC helps Kent get set to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

From pudding competitions and national tree-planting schemes, to commemorative 50p coin launches and civic and County Park awards, including for Lullingstone, events to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee are already well underway. But activities will reach a whole new level when people across the UK enjoy an extended bank holiday weekend next month to mark…

Net zero, skills, community and change at heart of KCC vision

Plans to support greener transport, digital connectivity, job opportunities and sustainable infrastructure are among a raft of actions set out in Kent County Council’s (KCC) new vision for the future. Approved by Cabinet today, the new four-year Strategic Statement ‘Framing Kent’s Future’ will now be submitted for full Council’s approval at the upcoming County Council…

Action plan to improve post-16 opportunities

A major review / a major opportunity Kent County Council is taking the lead in developing a collaborative action plan to help young people achieve their goals after they leave school by providing better pathways to post-16 education, skills and training. This follows an in-depth review into the post-16 offer in the county, commissioned by…

Have you considered joining Kent’s Foster Care Community?

KCC is supporting Foster Care Fortnight (9 – 22 May) and celebrating Kent Fostering’s outstanding foster care community. The Local Authority is hoping to recruit 120 new households this year to join the existing community of Foster Carers already helping to improve the futures of Kent’s most vulnerable children and young people. Jen Tobin and…

Report paves way for more resilient services

Ground-breaking research commissioned by Kent County Council (KCC) sets out ways the authority, charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations (VCSE) can work better together to deliver services. Undertaken as part of KCC’s Civil Society Strategy, the Full Cost Recovery (FCR) Report is attracting interest across the public sector. With COVID accelerating a long-term decline in…