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Photo of a child's hands playing with building blocks

Guide for a Covid safe half-term

This is usually a time when many families organise play dates. But we are living through a pandemic and need to ask everyone to take extra care this year. 

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Thank you to all working in education

A message of thanks from Councillor Sarah Nield, lead councillor for all in this city who have continued to nurture and educate the next generation during the pandemic.

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Anyone aged 21 and above who would like to be an adoptive parent can be considered - whatever their background.

Adoption – we’d love to hear from you!

Anyone aged 21 and above who would like to be an adoptive parent can be considered – regardless of their marital status, race, disability, sexuality or gender.

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Places are still available on free family learning courses.

Free family learning courses available

Online courses run by experienced tutors from the council’s family learning team are aimed at parents and carers with lower qualifications.

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Babies of 2020

We’re looking for babies born in the city during the lockdown who have not yet been legally registered. It’s quick and easy to register a birth at Brighton & Hove register office. You can make an appointment with the register office online or by phone. 

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We're looking to help schools manage additional places in future

Helping schools manage additional places

We're looking to address concerns about a potentially large surplus in school places in years to come, which could lead to some schools facing financial problems.