Attachment and Behaviour Training


There are still some places available on the forthcoming training “Understanding Children’s Behaviour: Attachment and Relationships” to be held on 8th March, 1-4.30 at Saltwells.  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 this event.


Funding Opportunities

FUNDING: supporting isolated young people

The Co-operative Foundation is looking for organisations to join their network which tackles youth loneliness. They plan to recruit up to five new partners who work with young people (16-25) in England, who have experience of being in the criminal justice system, homelessness, disability, being a refugee, being in care or of being a young carer. Organisations selected will have the opportunity to share a £100,000 fund as part of the next phase of their work on youth loneliness. The deadline for applications is the 20th February.

FUNDING: children in need

BBC Children in Need has announced its 2017 Main Grants Programme. Large grants of over £10,000 are available to support projects for up to three years. Not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply if they are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage through: Illness, distress, abuse or neglect, disability, behavioural or psychological difficulties or who are living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Organisations must be working to combat this disadvantage and make a real difference to children and young people’s lives. The deadlines for applications are 1st June and 13th September.

Do Fest- Collaborative Practical Projects

For the doers, the encouragers and the curious
Do Fest is a 3 day festival inviting you to experience and learn about collaborative practical projects invented by local people around the world which have caught the imagination of people who live in Dudley borough.

Involvement in these practical, everyday activities has the potential to transform people’s lives, and the towns and neighbourhoods they live in.

Do Fest will provide a taste of what’s possible, insights into ways we can nurture this participatory culture in Dudley, and opportunities to make, share and learn with local people who are leading change through practical, enjoyable projects in the places they live.
Be inspired through doing

Mon 13 – Wed 15 March 2017
There is no charge to take part in any Do Fest Dudley activities.
We’d love to see you whether it’s for an hour, a day, or the whole festival.
Visit to find out more and resister for Festival Passes and events

DV and Abuse Awareness Training


This course should only be attended once Domestic Violence & Abuse Levels 1 & 2 have been completed by delegates

A basic understanding of domestic violence and abuse is required for this course

Please use the Eventbrite link to book a place on this course.

Date: 28th March, 9.30-4

Venue: Cedar Centre, Dudley

Learning Outcomes:

  • To develop an understanding of how to work with families with complex needs where there is the co-existence of domestic abuse, mental health and substance misuse and where parenting may be compromised
  • To look at the needs and implications of working with families where there are multiple service users, including the importance of information sharing and partnership working
  • To understand the child’s experience and subsequent needs
  • To understand your roles and responsibilities, the pathways and resources available to support your work

To have an understanding of the application of lessons learned from Serious Case Reviews and Domestic Homicide Reviews for all services

Home Office Disrespect Nobody Campaign

The  second phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from 2 February until the end of March 2017. The campaign is focussed on digital and mobile first and will also run on TV aimed at young people, such as The Brit Awards and the Big Bang Theory, on radio, Spotify, cinema and online including catch up TV, X-Box, YouTube and Snapchat.  The first TV advert will run in the evening of Thursday 2 February in the Hollyoaks advertising break.

The aim of the Disrespect NoBody campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships.

For 2017 the focus of the campaign will be consent and sexting, which are both issues where many young people need more education and information. The campaign advertising directs young people to the website where they can get further information and signposts them to organisations who can provide support.

We have produced a range of partner support materials to help you use the resources with the young people that you work with and promote it within your local area. These include a teaching resource with lesson plans, posters, online adverts and social media assets. We also have materials developed specifically for LGBT young people.

Please click on the link below to download the partner brief and campaign materials.

We will be tweeting about the campaign on Thursday 2 February using the hashtag #disrespectnobody, so please re-tweet us, or use the infographic and the suggested tweets in the partner brief and materials pack.

If you would like to contact us please email

Safeguarding Training Opportunities


There are now places available on the following DSCB training courses.  Please use the links for further information.  A booking form is attached for completion and return should you wish to reserve a place on any of these events.

Raising Awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation & Trafficking – 27th March, Saltwells

The 2 hour briefing session must be completed before attending the full day course.

Session times:

10-12 noon OR 2-4 pm–trafficking/

Child Development in the Early Years – What You Need To Know – 6th April, 9.30-12.30, Saltwells

Please note that places are very limited

Understanding Children’s Behaviour:  Attachment & Relationships – 6th April, 1-4.30, Saltwells

Core Working Together Training


There are still places available on the “Safeguarding Children Core Working Together” training to be held on the dates below.  For further details, please use the link provided.  A booking form is attached for completion and return if you wish to reserve a place on this course.

Core Working Together – 9.30-4.30 – dates and venues below

21st February – Walsall

13th March – Walsall

20th March – Walsall

21st March – Sandwell

Safeguarding Children and Young People with SEND


This course is offered via the Black Country Amalgamated Training Group

10th March, 9.30-4

Low Hill Community Hub

Please use the link to the Wolverhampton website to book a place

Who is this course for?

All staff working with all children and young people who are disabled and where safeguarding issues may arise.

Please use the link provided to book places.


* To explore in details the vulnerabilities of disabled children and young people and some of the complexities involved in safeguarding.

* To explore the impact on parents and carers.

* To examine current safeguarding arrangements, including referral, assessment, planning and intervention processes.

* To enable participants to review, evaluate and consider practice.