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Inclusion Support

Inclusion support works across Sandwell to improve the education, learning, development and mental health and wellbeing of all children and young people (ages 0 - 25) with a particular focus on those who are vulnerable and / or have special educational needs. It is a…

Apprenticeships and employment

If you have special educational needs or a disability and are looking for work, there are lots of places you can find help Training and extra help finding work If you feel you may need a bit of extra support in a workplace or help…

Education

What does special educational needs mean? If a child has a learning difficulty or a disability that makes it harder for them to learn than most children of their age, they may have special educational needs (SEN). As many as one in five children may…

Preparing for adulthood

Preparing for adulthood means moving on from being a child to becoming an adult. The principles and processes of effective preparation for adulthood Early planning at the point which is right for the young person, but as early as possible between the ages 0-25. Holistic…

COVID-19 Money and Benefits Support

The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) health crisis is affecting every aspect of people's lives. Worrying about your job, paying the rent or mortgage, putting food on the table is stressful. Knowing where to turn for advice and support is important  and will help you to feel more…

Social Care, Short Breaks & Childcare

Some disabled children and their parents will need practical support both inside the home and outside it. Local authorities have a legal responsibility to help families with disabled children.  Social care is a term that generally describes all forms of personal care and other practical…

Financial support for families

Find out what financial support and benefits may be available to families from pregnancy to school age. As a family, you may be entitled to benefits or financial support, depending on your circumstances and the age of your child or children. Get information on employment…

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…

Radicalisation

Radicalisation is when an individual or group adopt extreme political, social, or religious views that can lead to violence. Spotting the signs of radicalisation Radicalisation can be really difficult to spot. Signs that may indicate a child is being radicalised include: isolating themselves from family and…

Criminal exploitation and gang culture

There is a growing culture amongst young people to become involved in gangs for protection, a sense of identity, status, friendship, money and sex. Joining a gang will not give you more protection; it could enhance your chance of being targeted as a victim. Gang members make far…