- On Sport Relief Friday 23 March, KO2 had a “Slalom Mile” prepared for the boys at the main school, to raise funds for UK child-carers; young people like themselves who care for sick/injured family members at home. The event was cancelled due to risk by NYCC Childrens & Young Peoples Service.
- 4 weeks ago, NYCC cancelled a collaborative weekend event where the Army Foundation College, Harrogate were bringing an entire platoon on site to help build the dirt track. The platoon were all going through Duke of Edinburgh Awards and needed to do 15 hours of voluntary work to help the community. NYCC said No, due to risk.
Luckily 25 Plt. Alamein Co. have been able to reschedule and KO2 are grateful for them coming to their rescue again April 14/15. Assuming NYCC don’t block the event due to risk?
North Yorkshire’s Children and Young Peoples Plan 2008-2011 facts:
- 411 Looked After Children as at March 2009
- 2650 children ‘In Need’ as at March 2009
- 265 children with Child Protection Plans as at March 2009
- In the January 2009 School Census, 416 Primary School pupils (0.97%) and 576 Secondary School pupils (1.42%) had statements of special educational needs
- 11,781 children with special educational needs (without a statement) recorded as School Action or School Action Plus
- 1,315 criminal sentences passed upon young offenders in 2008/09, for 2,764 offences
- 841 young offenders were diverted from Court by Police Reprimand or Final Warning
- During 2008/09 there was a total of 776 first time entrants aged 10 to 17 to the youth justice system
8 months after the London Riots, something has to change! The government knows it – why isn’t North Yorkshire County Council (Risk) listening?