DSCB- CSE and Trafficking Awareness Training


There are still places available on the forthcoming CSE training events which will take place in January.  For further details, please use the link provided.  A booking form is attached for completion and return should you wish to reserve a place on either of these training sessions.

Raising Awareness of CSE & Trafficking – 25th January 2017 at Saltwells

Morning session – 10-12

Afternoon session – 2-4

This foundation training must be attended before the full day training.

CSE and Trafficking – full day course – 26th January 2017 at Saltwells



Working with 11- 14yr olds? Childnet Tool Kit now available

Childnet have developed a new resource aimed at children aged 11 -14yrs which supports the PSHE curriculum and focuses on  issues such as sexting, self-esteem, peer pressure and cyber bullying. The toolkit, called ‘Crossing the Line’ includes short films, lesson plans and worksheets which are all free to download.

These may be useful in your work, and please share with any schools or service providers (youth services/ YOS/ voluntary sector etc) you work with who may also find this useful in their work with young people.



DSCB- Parental Substance Misuse & Safeguarding Training


There are still places available on the forthcoming training “Parental Substance Misuse & Safeguarding Children” to be held on 30th January, 10-4 at Saltwells.  For further information, please use the link provided.

PLEASE NOTE that there is a charge of £25 per person for this training.


DSCB Child Development in Early Years Training



There are still some places available on the forthcoming training “Child Development in the Early Years – What You Need to Know” to be held on 18th January, 9.30-12.30 at Saltwells.  For further details, please use the link below.  A booking form is attached for completion and return should you wish to reserve a place on this training.


Happy New Year!!!!


Well my friends and colleagues

I cannot quite believe it is time to wish you all a Happy New Year it seems like only yesterday that I shared with you my reflections for 2016!!!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas doing what ever made you happiest and now feel invigorated and motivated to do what you do best again in 2017!

As I was preparing for work last night there was a wave of OH THERE IS SOOOOO MUCH TO DO as the to do list flashed before my eyes. My feared  to do list was realised  when I reached by desk today!!  but guess what, my first email of the day was asking 5 busy people to attend a meeting asap,  not only did everyone responded within the hour  but the meeting with all in attendance is tomorrow at 1.  Who could ask for more than that!   So I am now heartened that you are all ready for a year of crazy activity armed with hope and confidence that we can do more of the same great stuff and  together make changes for the better here in Dudley.

Don’t forget to send me anything you want to share amongst our CYPF Network,  the good the bad but preferably not the ugly!!  and remember I am here if there is anything I can help you with.

Take Care and look forward to working with you all soon