Early Help Workshops

Following the recent launch of Dudley’s Thresholds document DSCB is offering a number of workshops which will enable participants to be able to understand and work with the DSCB Threshold guidance.

This training is mandatory for all staff within the children’s workforce.

Levels of need and risk, as well as types of intervention, will be considered through the exploration of case studies.  All those working with children and families will be assisted with the practicalities of assessment and how to refer through to the appropriate level of support. The session will also cover:

  • Why we need a threshold
  • Categories linked to Threshold
  • How to make a referral at the appropriate level
  • What should be included in a referral
  • Professional judgement
  • Stepping up and down process

Please see available dates and locations below.

14 May 2018 1.30-4.30 Dudley Archives, Tipton Rd, Dudley DY1 4SQ
14 June 2018 1.30-4.30 Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Rd, Dudley DY2 9LY
24 July 2018 1.30-4.30 Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Rd, Dudley DY2 9LY
07 September 2018 1.30-4.30 Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Rd, Dudley DY2 9LY
02 November 2018 1.30-4.30 Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Rd, Dudley DY2 9LY
25 January 2019 1.30-4.30 Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Rd, Dudley DY2 9LY
06 March 2019 1.30-4.30 Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Rd, Dudley DY2 9LY

Applications for a place on this training can be made by completing and returning the attached DSCB Training booking form to safeguarding.cs@dudley.gov.uk.

Submitted applications will be acknowledged by the DSCB Business Unit and joining instructions sent to registered delegates prior to each event. Please note managers will need to authorise all applications for this training.

Application Form

Early Help Training Sessions

A series of Early Help Training sessions are being held throughout July, September and October regarding the completion of Early Help Assessments and understanding the role of the Lead Professional.

Who is the training for?
Professionals who work with children, young people and families and complete Early Help Assessments.

Learning Outcomes:

The training will provide staff with the skills to:
Complete quality Early Help Assessments.
Understand the planning process required to complete an Early Help Assessment
Understand the role of the Lead Professional and the importance of the role in the co-ordination and provision of support to families
Develop practical skills and confidence to undertake quality Early Help Assessments
All training sessions will take place from 09:30 – 12:30 at Stourbridge Family Centre, Forge Road, Stourbridge, DY1 1XF.

If you are interested in attending, please book a place by selecting from the training dates below:

Thursday 28th June 2018
Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Wednesday 4th July 2018
Tuesday 5th July 2018
Wednesday 11th July 2018
Wednesday 26th September 2018
Thursday 27th September 2018
Friday 28th September 2018
Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Thursday 4th October 2018

If you have any queries regarding the training, please do not hesitate to contact
Sally Walker
Project Support Officer – Family Solutions
People Directorate, Dudley MBC

T – 01384 (81) 3927

Welfare Benefits Case Worker – Job Opportunity



Welfare Benefits Caseworker


Hours:                  37 per week. Part time hours would be considered.

This is a fixed term contract until 30th June 2019 (contract may be extended past this date)


Salary:                 £24,184 to £25,984, depending upon experience

SCP28-30 (pro rata)


Location:             Position available in Walsall


Citizens Advice Dudley Borough is a charity that offers free, impartial and independent advice to over 15,000 people per year, resolving 55,000 advice issues to diverse communities across the borough, many of whom often have complex support needs or complex casework issues.


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced advisor to join our existing team of Macmillan caseworkers working across Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall hospital settings providing advice and casework to cancer patients.


This position is to work in Walsall Manor Hospital and Goscote Palliative Care Centre. You will need to have a minimum 12 months knowledge and experience, or for part time, the equivalent, of providing generalist advice specialising in welfare benefits and be able to demonstrate the ability to undertake casework.


Closing Date:                      Friday 8th June 2018 by 4:00pm

Interview dates:                  Thursday 14th and Friday 15th June 2018

Contract start date:            ASAP


If you are enthusiastic, committed to making a difference to the lives of patients with Cancer and interested in the post, please contact Citizens Advice Dudley Borough for an application pack via email on Advice@dudleycabx.org or if you would like to position in more detail please contact Nikki Saunders, Advice Service Manager on 07929 343025