Uniform Exchange

Our Safeguarding Policy

Policy Created: March 2020 Review Date: March 2022 Latest Training: November 2021 delivered by TSL Policy Aims:  Uniform Exchange will not tolerate the abuse of adults in any form and is committed to safeguarding adults with care and support needs from harm who engage with in volunteering. This policy sets out the roles and responsibilities …

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Pupils save their parents a fortune by holding school uniform giveaway days

Children at a Huddersfield school are doing their bit to save the planet … and their parents a lot of money. For the youngsters at Kirkheaton Primary School have been inspired by the Huddersfield-based Uniform Exchange free school uniform charity to hold uniform giveaways in school. At the latest one they gave away 33 dresses, …

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Kirklees libraries’ vital role helping Huddersfield charity Uniform Exchange

Kirklees libraries play a crucial community role for Uniform Exchange … and have done so for more than 10 years. When our charity was first set up in 2011 most of the collections and donations were made through libraries and Sure Start children’s centres but over the years the centres have shut with schools, supermarket …

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Urgent plea to donate coats to keep Kirklees children warm this winter … check your coat rack at home now

We have just put out an urgent media appeal for coats and other warm winter clothing. Uniform Exchange gives away thousands of school uniforms to families across Kirklees every year and the need for our services has reached record levels as the cost of living crisis continues to take a heavy toll on people’s finances. …

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Kirklees Council volunteers inspired after helping us out for a few hours

Volunteers from Kirklees Council were inspired after spending a day working alongside our own brilliant volunteers. The council’s Adults Transformation team spent half a day at our warehouse in Lockwood and were amazed at the scale of what we do day in and day out. The team’s Service Development Manager, Rebecca Morrison, said: “We were …

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Winter Coat Project 2020

Uniform Exchange Launches: ‘Winter Coat Project 2020’ Uniform Exchange Will youhelp us? With 15,000 children in education in Kirklees living in poverty, the equivalent of 1 in 3 households, many vulnerable families across Kirklees are now reaching crisis level as we head into winter months. A report released by The Trussell Trust, an NGO and …

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Struggling School Costs

10,000 Kirklees families could be struggling with school uniform costs

More than 10,000 struggling Kirklees families have been left counting the cost of school uniforms after council grants were scrapped