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Key data

This page shows key data relating to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Sandwell. The Department for Education publishes this data every year for every local authority. However, if you feel we should add more information please contact us. Click on the titles below…

Kids online and their digital safety

Kids are spending more and more time online, so as parents you need advice to help keep them safe. You may feel out of touch with Snapchat and Instagram. Do you know who they are chatting to online, what they are uploading, who they are…

Knife crime

Carrying knives is an increasing problem in society, with young people feeling the need to have to be armed with a knife. The biggest concern and risk is that if a young person carries a knife they will almost definitely use it in situations where they…

Learning through play

Your child’s brain will grow better if you play with them. Connections in their brain make links that will help them understand communication and feelings. Play counting games, sing action songs or pull a face at your baby. Your baby will copy these actions, helping…

Leisure and Recreation

We all need time to relax and get away from the daily routine. Maybe spend family time kicking a football in the park, swimming at the leisure centre or discovering something new in the libraries and museums. Whether you are looking for a Zumba class…

Libraries

Libraries are places where children discover, imagine and go on magical journeys. There are lots of children's activities run by your local library, storytelling, crafts, science, magic shows, dressing up. Library staff are always on hand to give advice on books to read, help with…

Mental health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through…

Money, Welfare and Benefits

Worried about paying the bills and feeding your family? Find out what benefits you could be entitled to, what you can do about gas and electric bills, rent arrears, paying for school meals and travel, paying loans and credit card debt. Talk to a service…

Moving out

You may choose to live independently form your parents and carers. You can find help and guidance on lots of different services that can help support you in your own home. Help from the government The Government website offers advice on all areas of moving…

Outdoor Play

Children love to play and outdoor play is really important. They need natural sunlight and fresh air. If they can run around outside and find new things, they can grow and develop. Children love to pick flowers, splash through puddles, run through leaves and search…