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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…

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…

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…

Thinking about becoming a childminder?

As a registered Childminder you will look after one or more children under the age of 8 for more than a total of two hours a day, in your own home, for payment. Childminders may care for a maximum of six children under the age…

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…

Family Support

Family life is full of rewards and challenges. Finding the right support at the right time is important. Family Support has a range of information and advice services for parents and carers. Search for a local or national service by clicking View All Services  …

Early Years and Childcare

It is important that children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families have access to services as early as possible. At the Early Years stage identification is usually through a health agency (e.g. health visitor or paediatrician). Once identified, and with the…

Asylum, Refugees and Resettlement Scheme

Information, advice and support to help newly arrived families settle and feel welcomed in Sandwell. Newly arrived families, asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants should feel safe, respected and understood.  Families need support with accommodation, education, childcare, family support, health, benefits and employment. There is lots…

Diagnosis

Coming to terms with a diagnosis of a disability or additional need can be very difficult and can often take a long time. For many parents the most stressful time is when you first receive the diagnosis or are going through the assessment process. Find…

Getting Around (inc. Holidays)

There are various schemes in Sandwell and nationally that can help you and your child with any mobility difficulties that you may have.  Parking Car parking spaces and disabled parking spaces in Sandwell Blue badge parking scheme - allows you to use parking concessions to enable you to park closer…