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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…

Children's Centres

Children's Centres provide support to families with children and young adults 0-19 years (up to 25 years if they have special education needs or disabilities). They offer family support, early learning , information and advice on health, parenting, money and benefits, education and school readiness. …

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…

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…

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…