Design a Logo Competition

Dudley Exploitation Hub are running a competition for children of all ages to design a logo for the Exploitation Hub, known as DEx. 

Entries should be sent to Neal Balfour at by the end of March 2022.  The winner should be notified by Easter and will receive a book token from Dudley Safeguarding People Partnership.

Below is some information on the Exploitation Hub which may help young people with their designs.

Dudley Exploitation Hub is part of Dudley Children’s Services. It is a multi-agency team consisting of 3, but currently, 2 social workers, 3 family support workers, 1 senior practitioner working with 2 intensive family support workers working on aspects of children and young people who go missing providing Return Home Interviews. There are two police officers on the team, 1 supports the team with issues of child criminal exploitation and the other one with child sexual exploitation.

The Social Workers (SWs) and Family Support Workers (FSWs) work directly with young people and their families to work through issues that have been identified. The aim is to help the young people and sometimes, their family members, to understand and appreciate what is going on in terms of the young people being used by adults or peers to undertaken criminal activities on their behalf. In most cases, the parents/carers are already worried about the young people, however, in some cases, the adults are also unaware of the exploitation concerns. The role of the SW and FSW as well as professionals from other agencies is to help the young people work through these issues.

The social worker encourages the young people to be part of the process and Dudley Exploitation Team has created a ‘My Safety Plan’ that they work through with the young people. The ‘My Safety Plan’ allows young people to understand why the adults are worried about them. Through the plan, they can discuss how they can work with the professionals to help reduce the worries. The plan also asks the young person to identify what they can do if they are feeling unsafe, who they can contact and also to identify the professional, among all professionals working with them, that they feel able to contact easily should they feel unsafe. This is usually dependant on the relationships the young people have formed with the different workers involved with them.

Young people are encouraged to attend their meetings, especially the MACE meetings, so that they can hear the worries that professionals have about them. By attending MACE meetings, this also means that they are able to contribute to the recommended actions that can help their situation.

Dudley Exploitation Team also works indirectly with young people who are involved in anti-social behaviour and low level criminal behaviour as part of group. Through this process, a meeting, called Disruption Meeting, takes place. All professionals working with the different young people identified as part of the group come up with a different recommendations on how they can work with the young people to help in interrupting the unwanted behaviour and find alternative activities that are more appropriate for the young people.

Dudley Exploitation Team is seeking to work closely with education professionals so that young people stay in school rather than be excluded as not being in school increases the risk to young people, of being asked to undertake criminal activities on behalf of others or simply getting involved in criminal activity on their own because they have nothing else to do during the day.

Design a we can swim logo


Design a Logo Competition


Active Black Country and partners are developing a Swimming Campaign called We Can Swim which will seek to raise standards of swimming and improve water safety levels amongst Black Country Children.

As part of this, Active Black Country and partners are running an Art competition for school pupils across the Black Country to design the logo for the Campaign which will be launched on the 20th May 2022 at the Black Country Primary PE Conference.

The logo will be used on all resources accompanying the campaign, and used by a range of partners to promote water activities across the region over the next 18 months. A judging panel will decide the winning design which will then be made into the logo for the campaign moving forward.

The school of the winning pupil will receive a £100 Sports equipment voucher whilst the pupil responsible will also receive a £50 One4all Gift Card which can be spent at over 130 different high street brands.

The logo design should seek to incorporate either of the following areas and also MUST also include ‘We Can Swim’ within the logo design.

  1. Being safe in and around Water
  2. Being able to swim/learning to swim/being confident in the water

Available to download here are a couple of templates for children that may be used, however these are not compulsory and children can create there own if they wish.

Please note the competition is open to Primary and Secondary school pupils from across the Black Country with the deadline for submissions 5pm Friday 29th April 2022.

Please make sure that each entry includes:

  • pupil name
  • age
  • teacher/contact
  • school
  • Local Authority

Winners will be announced in May 2022.

We would encourage Schools to run an internal competition nominating and sending in their 3 best designs by post or email if possible. However, given the Easter holidays we would also encourage children to be creative over the break with their family and submit their designs to the below either by email or post.

Leah Goode (Logo Competition)
Active Black Country
Dudley Court South
The Waterfront Business Park
Level Street
Brierley Hill
DY5 1XN 

Should you have any questions please contact Leah at: