News & Events


New funding to support Craven schools to learn more about Refugee and Asylum seekers.

The Wharfedale Foundation has funded Craven DEC for one year to support schools in the Craven working towards becoming a  School of Sanctuary Status.   A School of Sanctuary is a school that helps its students, staff and its wider community understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary and to extend a welcome to everyone as equal, valued members of the school community. It is a school that is proud to be a place of safety and inclusion for all.

Craven DEC would like to offer talks, workshops, assemblies to help schools learn about what it means to be seeking sanctuary, and take positive action to embed concepts of welcome, safety and inclusion within your school and the wider community.

For information please contact


Reflective Thinking in the Ingleborough Area – Connection, Care and Action

Craven DEC are delighted to have been awarded a grant of £6,330  from the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT), the lead partner of Stories in Stone (the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership scheme), towards the cost of their new project – Reflective Thinking in the Ingleborough Area – Connection, Care and Action.  The project is to develop and deliver a Philosophy for Children (P4C) programme for four schools in the Ingleborough area. An exciting additional aim is to involve the wider communities of the participating schools, who will also receive training in P4C and will add an intergenerational aspect to the project and P4C practice.



Ethical purchasing guidance for Schools

New guidance from the Centre for Global Education York and Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE) to support and encourage schools to adopt an ethical approach to purchasing and consumerism. Ethical purchasing is the practice of buying products and services produced in a way that minimises social and environmental damage, and avoiding products that have a negative impact. The guidance helps schools understand what makes companies and products ethical, and how to teach ethical purchasing. The guide also provides information on ethical purchasing resources and websites to support schools.

For more information, please click here to view the Ethical Purchasing Guide

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