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Safeguarding

Everyone has the right to live free from harm, abuse and negelct. Children, young people and vulnerable adults have the legal right to be protected from harm to enable them to grow and develop in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment. Safeguarding children is everyone's…

Craft Corner

Looking for fun activities and crafts for kids during school holidays, rainy afternoons, or times when kids are bored? Craft Corner has lots of easy to make indoor and outdoor projects for all the family.  Have fun learning new skills. Crafts don't need lots of…

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…

Things To Do

Looking for fun ways for your children to to get active, be creative, meet new friends? There are great opportunities to get involved in performing arts, play, sports and recreation, local youth clubs or community groups. Find information about what is going on near you…

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…

Family and Home Safety

Staying safe as a family is very important. Children will get bumps and scrapes as they develop and explore the world around them. It is important to teach your children about the world around them and how to navigate it safely. Talk about road safety,…

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…

Holiday Activities and Food

Sandwell Council support for children entitled to free school meals during school holidays. Holiday clubs taking part in the Holiday Activities and Food programme will provide a healthy meal and a range of play activities for school aged children during Easter, Summer, October Half Term and Christmas…

Holiday Childcare

Finding suitable, affordable childcare during school holidays can be a challenge. Many  playschemes and childminders are open, and there are usually lots of activities to keep the kids busy. Choosing the right option for your family can take time. It may be that you have…

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

On this page you will find the most commonly asked questions about childcare and family information.  If you can't find the answer to your question in the FAQs or by using 'Search' contact the Family Information Service and we'll respond within 5 working days. Contact Us…