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Short breaks for parents and carers of disabled children

Sandwell Short Breaks Offer is a list of specially commissioned short breaks for children and young people with a disability or SEN. If you have a social worker from the Children with Disabilities team, talk to them about short breaks. Short Breaks eligibility for more information…

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…

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…

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…

Domestic violence and abuse

Domestic abuse is behaviour from a family member, partner or ex-partner that: is controlling, coercive, threatening, violent or abusive happens between people aged over 16 Domestic violence and abuse can happen to men or women. If you're a woman you can call the National Domestic…

Early Help

Sometimes families need extra support. They may struggle to provide the care and love their children need to be safe and thrive. Early Help is a support system for families. It is there to help parents and carers deal with problems early. Facing problems early…

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…

Young People

Growing up can be an exciting but difficult time for both young people and parents.  Teenagers have to deal with peer pressure, exams, body changes, sexuality and identity. They still need love and support from parents and family. They also want more freedom and to be…

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. Being in a gang makes you more vulnerable to becoming a victim of…

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…