Merry Christmas


Dear Friends and Colleagues

As I begin to close down my laptop for the festive period I am thinking about all that has happened in 2015 and wow how much there is. You as always have been amazing and many Dudley children this Christmas will be safer, happier and more inspired as a result of the time they have spent with you all.

It is a real privilege to work with each and everyone of you and i’m  already wondering what we will be aspiring to in 2016!

I wish you all Christmas of peace, joy and great cheer and a happy healthy and fantastic 2016!

Take Care

Nicki, Donna and Amanda












Dudley CYPF Network Blog Launch

I am so excited that we are about to launch the Dudley CYPF Network blog tomorrow. There is a personal invitation ready to send to over 600 individuals  working and volunteering with VCFO’s across Dudley Borough. Free Membership to the Network offers information, support and networking opportunities. Sign up now using the form found in the  link below.

Please open the form in the link below, complete, save to your computer then email directly to This will help us to share information and offer the best possible support to you, colleagues and your organisation. Your information WILL NOT BE SHARED

Dudley CYPF Membership Form

Before completion please feel free to email Nicki or Donna at with any questions you have!

We all look forward to welcoming you to the Network and hearing about any great ideas and improvements you wish to share.

Merry Christmas to you all and a huge welcome to the Network in 2016!

Peer Researchers Required

Dudley Youth Service are looking for skilled and motivated people aged between 16-25 to work with them on a  project taking place between January and March 2016.  The successful candidates will use engagement and consultation techniques in order to gather information that local services will use to inform planning and service delivery.
Are you passionate, professional, calm and understanding with an ability to work well with others?  We are looking for people who can help to undertake research on young people’s views about the most appropriate services to be made available to young carers and young adult carers within the Dudley borough.
You will support our work to ensure young people have the opportunity to have a say about things which affect their lives and will undertake analysis and evaluation of a range of findings in order to provide and present evidence based reports.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 17th December between 1pm – 7pm. Applications must be made online below:
Hours: Various – as and when required
Posts Available: 4

Salary: Grade 3 (£14,338) pro-rata (£7.43 per hour)

Location: Various across the Borough
For more information, please contact Siobhan Lloyd on 01384 815172 or email:
Please note this post is subject to the DBS checking process.
NB: We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised date if a large number of applications are received.

Drug Training

Free training


Tier 1 Drug & Alcohol Awareness Training
To be eligible to attend this training, candidates must work or volunteer in the Dudley Borough



Drugtrain, on behalf of Dudley MBC is offering key front-line workers a FREE one-day training course designed to help develop knowledge & skills in responding to drug & alcohol use to further support residents in the Dudley Borough to live healthy lifestyles.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible for this training please contact Drugtrain on 01226 738321 to discuss this further.


Learning Outcomes

To access the full set of learning objectives for this course, please go to:

Available Dates

21st December 2015
Places Available – Bookings Being Taken
Atlantic House, Stourbridge, DY9 8EL

Refreshments will be provided during the day however, participants are asked to bring their own lunch.


Booking a Place

Please contact Drugtrain on:

Tel: 01226 738321


Drugtrain is delivering training on behalf of Dudley Council.

The Number is changing

From December 7 2015 there’s a new phone number for all contact with, or referrals into, Dudley Council’s children’s social care in Dudley borough.
The new number 0300 555 0050 will replace the existing four area numbers.
Streamlining existing access routes into the one, centralised single point of access will ensure a consistent approach to responding to calls and referrals. 
For further information please contact Stefan Chapleo, Interim Head of Assessment & Referral on 01384 816088 or by email