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TLC Together for Looked after Children

Our Mission Statement:


'To enhance the life chances and enable the educational success of Calderdale’s Children in Care'

TLC was launched in Calderdale in 2011 to improve the lives of looked-after children by facilitating the support they need to fulfil their potential - whatever that may be.

Our fundraising activity supports added value initiatives designed to meet specific needs beyond the statutory care Calderdale's looked-after children already receive.


For further information on the education of looked after children and care leavers from the Department for Education click here 


Who are Looked-after Children?

There are 69,500 looked-after children in England. Calderdale has 290 looked after children aged from 0-18

Looked-after Children are growing up in a variety of residential or foster homes. TLC also aims to fund 'added value' support for young adults up to age 25 who were looked-after children.

Click here for more information from Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council's website on Calderdale’s looked-after children.

*Figures from November 2018


Our Projects

The funds that we raise through our charity are used to initiate a number projects that benefit looked-after children of Calderdale. These projects aim to identify the different needs and aspirations among looked-after children and help improve their opportunities and outcomes in a variety of ways. Here are just a few of our projects:




Letterbox ParcelsFor seven years, TLC donations have funded the Letterbox scheme which provides books and learning packages for looked after children of primary school age in Calderdale.  

The parcels include a wide range of books and learning games chosen by experts and delivered directly to each child.  .


For more information about Letterbox Club click here 


Busy Boxes

Busy Boxes

Busy boxes are toolkits of materials, tools and ideas for stimulating active, creative play at home.




Enrichment Fund

Our enrichment fund provides financial help to applicants who are in need of specific educational, training and development needs which are not funded elsewhere.  


Goal Project - Leaving Care


Patrons of TLC Charity

Patron Christine Talbot

Christine Talbot
Calendar Presenter

Patron Barrie Rutter

Barrie Rutter
Actor and founder of Northern Broadsides

Patron Dr Gervase Phinn

Dr Gervase Phinn
Educational Broadcaster and Writer

Patron Leigh-Anne Stradeski

Leigh-Anne Stradeski
Chief Executive Eureka! Museum for Children

Patron Janet Lumb

Janet Lumb
Time Out Children's Homes, Halifax


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Trustees of TLC Charity

President: Craig Whittaker MP
Chair: Peter Lister
Secretary: Catherine Kirk
Treasurer: Peter Sleigh
Claire Haymonds
Sharda Parthasarathi
Christine Beal
Howard Blagbrough
Charles Brickdale
The Next AGM will be held in January 2019

The next AGM will be held during January 2019 and we will then provide you with an update on our activities over the last twelve months. It has been another very productive year and we would like to thank all our supporters over this period.

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