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Bullying

Bullying and cyberbullying can happen to anyone, at school, at home or online. Name calling, hitting, pushing, spreading rumours or disrespecting someone is not okay. The effects of bullying can go on for a long time and make you feel scared and alone. Talking to…

The Care Act 2014

This advice and guidance is concerned with the Care Act 2014 and how if affects you if you are receiving services from Adult Social Care.

Child sexual exploitation and abuse

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) happens when a young person is encouraged or forced to take part in sexual activity. It might be in exchange for presents, money, alcohol or simply emotional attention. Child Sexual Abuse is the sexual abuse of a child or young person…

Childcare and Child Development

There are many childcare options available. Some may even be free if you are eligible Your child can benefit from being in a childcare setting, whether it's a childminder, day nursery, preschool playgroup or before and after school club.  Take a look at some of the…

Childcare and Early Learning

High quality childcare can give your child a better start in life. It can also give you the freedom to return to work or education or simply to take a break from your everyday routine, safe in the knowledge that your child is in good…

Childcare Brokerage Service

Finding the right childcare for your family is really important. Getting to know about the different childcare options for your child, how much childcare providers charge, what their Ofsted report means, these things may feel a bit daunting, especially if you are a new parent.…

Childcare for children with special educational needs and disabilities

Children who have disabilities and their families are entitled to good quality, affordable, flexible childcare, just like any other child or family.  Choosing the right childcare can be a difficult decision for every parent, particularly if your child has a special educational need or disability (SEND).…

Childcare provided by relatives

Childcare provided by a relative of the child, in the child's own home does not class as qualifying childcare. This includes relatives by blood, half blood, marriage or civil partnership who are registered or approved childcare providers. For these purposes a relative means a: parent…

Childminder Briefing Sessions

Childminding is a rewarding career, and provides opportunities for developing new skills and qualifications. Booking on to Sandwell Early Years and Childcare Childminder Briefing Session is the first step towards becoming an Ofsted Registered Childminder. What is a Childminding briefing session? An information session providing everything…

Children and Young Adults with Disabilities/Special Educational Needs Register

Under the 1989 Children Act, Sandwell Council has a duty to keep a Register of Children and Young Adults with Disabilities/Special Needs whose home address is in the borough of Sandwell. This is a voluntary register for children and young people, from birth to 25…