Community groups toolkit – meeting safely

Dudley MBC are inviting community group leaders to join us for a webinar to see how and if groups are able to meet safely under the new Government Coronavirus guidelines. This webinar is specifically for those working in community settings or running community groups in Dudley Borough.

To support groups, the Dudley Public Health Team have developed a toolkit which we will share with you at the webinar and discuss how the checklist and resources can be used to support you and your group.

The link to the current checklist is available via the following link. This checklist reflects tier 1 / medium risk guidance only:

https://www.dudley.gov.uk/coronavirus-communities

This webinar will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. You will receive the invite in due course. For further details and to book a place, please follow this link: https://community-meeting-safely.eventbrite.co.uk

Child Food Poverty – Help this half term.

We know that things are tough at the moment, luckily we have some amazing organisations and business that are rising to the challenge and offering help and support. Here are a few we know about across Dudley Borough – Please comment and add more if you are aware of them. Lets get the message out and ensure no child in Dudley goes hungry.

Harry’s Café – High Street Brierley Hill parents have to say “Harrys Helpers” to staff – Monday -Friday Sit in or take away https://www.facebook.com/HarrysCafe65

The Lighthouse Cafe and Heaven’s Kitchen at Dudley Community Church in Salop Street, Eve Hill Dudley https://www.facebook.com/dccheavenskitchen/
  

Heaven’s Kitchen runs on a Monday Night 6 – 7 and is for those who are homeless, vulnerable or in need due to circumstance and they can get a free hot meal.  For This Week Only they are also operating a Grab and Go service on a Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon where a grab bag of cold food is provided to take away.  After this week it will operate on a Tuesday and Friday at 12 noon.

The Lighthouse Cafe is a newly opened cafe which does charge for meals, HOWEVER if anyone has a family that is in need, they can speak to Jeanette, the manager, and they will be provided with food.  The cafe this week will be open every day 9.30 – 2pm.  After this week the cafe will open 11 – 4 Monday and Tuesday and Thursday and Friday and 10 – 2 on a Saturday.

 Champion’s Church, Netherton – https://www.championschurch.org.uk/community/

deliver around 300 meals every week to families on a Tuesday

Living Hope Church – are delivering around 250 meals to families in Russell’s Hall and the surrounding areas during this week info@livinghopechurch.org.uk / 07866 589 888

Black Country Wellbeing Centre – Gornal deliver meals on a Friday https://www.facebook.com/Black-Country-Wellbeing-Centre

High Oaks Community Centre, Brierley Hill do food collection on a Wednesday https://www.highoak-youth.com/projects/community-projects/

Revival Fires provide food parcels for families https://www.facebook.com/revivalfiresdudley/

Lunch on the Run are doing collection 10-2 you have to email them at enquiries@lunchontherun.co.uk or through their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lunchontherun

Loaves and fishes high street Dudley do a community foodbank https://www.loavesnfishes.co.uk/our-work/foodbank/

St Thomas’s Community Association We have decided in a short space of time that we will provide packed lunches to children in the area during this October half term.  You will be able to pick up a packed lunch from Sledmere Community Centre, The School Drive (off Buffery Road), Dudley, DY2 8EH. The centre is on the left before the main school gates. You will be able to pick up the pack lunch between 11.00am and 12.00 noon. To help us prepare the right number of lunches please email stthomasca@outlook.com or message us directly

Dreamers Distillery Bar https://www.facebook.com/dreamersdistillerybar/ on the waterfront Although we only open Thursday-Sunday currently, we want to do our bit, and will be offering this free Kids Lunch throughout half term. No purchase necessary, just ask for the Kids Lunch when you arrive… and bring your Kid

 Taste from India Pensnett during the half term holiday, Free kids meals shall be available

Tuesday – Wednesday- Friday 11:30am – 1:30pm. 1 meal per child.

Please message us the night before if you require a meal for your child/ children.

As our delivery drivers shall be in their day time jobs, we are looking for volunteer delivery drivers, please message if you can help Delivery area shall be within 3 miles of dy54hy only, sorry for any inconvenience. https://www.facebook.com/tastefromindia2020/

Mick’s Caribbean is supporting kids across Dudley this half term between 12-3pm. 179 Wolverhampton Street, DY1 3AD

 Gather Café Dudley  – free food is available every Saturday 9am-2pm! Working with FareShare and Tesco Dudley, Bring a bag, sanitise your hands and help yourself. Every Saturday from 9am to 2pm. They also run a pay it forward scheme https://www.facebook.com/gatherdudleycic

Nemo’s Fish and Chips 14 Lake Street Lower Gornal DY3 2AU – message their facebook page and collect between 4-5pm https://www.facebook.com/NemosFishChips/

Fiddlesticks https://www.facebook.com/fiddlesticksCoffeeHouse/posts/174910734247949 

Fiddlesticks will offer the following to those who are entitled to FREE SCHOOL MEALS

(must have a letter, voucher or card proving your entitled)

We will provide children from 4yrs – 16 years , which is school ages. A lunch pack to take away, this will include a sandwich (ham/cheese) a pack of crisps, a fiddlesticks cookie. This will be done via a prebook system via the page ONLY. They also run a pay it forward

The Britannia Sports Bar  Stourbridge, working with Splish & Splosh Messy Play will feed any child in the area that needs a Hot Meal, Nuggets, Chips & Beans (im not a great cook but i can manage that) Monday to Friday of the school holiday next week.

Upper Crust Halesowen https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=146210677221460&id=100327715143090 Free cheese or ham sandwich and a piece of fruit at my shop over half term for any child entitled to a free school meal and in need. Upper Crust, 2 Manor Lane, Halesowen, B62 8BY. If anyone would prefer to phone the order through rather than ask in the shop please call 0121 422 5151. No child should go hungry

Wollaston Fish Bar Kids Eat FreeMONDAY THE 26TH – FRIDAY THE 30TH 12pm – 2pm

https://www.facebook.com/merchantsstourbridge/posts/1479522845589068 Merchants Stourbridge Kids eat freeMONDAY THE 26TH – THURSDAY THE 29TH 12pm – 3pm

The Backyard café  1 Charterfield Shopping Centre Charterfield Drive, Kingswinford DY6 7SH

From Wednesday 28th October until Sunday 1st November we will provide any children that need it a free packed lunch. All we ask is that you notify us by email at thebackyardcafe@outlook.com by 2pm the day before.

Lutley Oak Halesowen – you can collect take away meals free of charge from Wednesday 28th October – Friday 6th November 12pm-7pm for more information call 0121 550 3280

Google Map #AllKidsMatter 📍https://t.co/CyK4R7sKFh https://t.co/Ce9AyZSOtW

www.helpoutwhenschoolsout.co.uk 

www.allofustogether.uk free meals for kids during holidays

Invitation from Skills Training

Friday 16th October 2020 09:30 – 15:30

You are invited to come along to our Dudley Centre to meet the staff and get to hear our exciting opportunities for our Vocational BTEC Qualifications to support 16-18-year olds into Employment, Apprenticeships and Further Education. You will get the opportunity to have a guided tour of the centre and to get the insights into our blended learning via our online Moodle platforms. Meet our Mentors to see how we can support your client’s journey on programme through our My Mind programme and you will have the opportunity to meet our current learners on programme and hear first hand on how they are finding the programme

To comply with Government guidance and as a COVID safe employee you are asked to email

trevorcampbell@skillstraininguk.com To book a half hour visit as will be restricting visits to just 2 people at a time. Once you arrive we will explain our COVID procedures, take your temperature and ask you to record your visit for test and trace purposes.

Please do not let the above deter you from visiting us and observing our learners in action.  A warm welcome and a coffee and biscuits await.

Incentives and Progression

As you progress, there will be ‘milestones’ which will trigger incentive and

reward payments.

To ensure you are able to receive these you must:

● Maintain 95% attendance and punctuality.

● Be on track to achieve all qualification(s), as determined by your Tutor.

● Have provided the details of a bank account held in your own name.

Incentive Structure

At the end of Week 7 (if all eligibility criteria met) = payment of £50

Mid-point in programme (if all eligibility criteria met) = payment of £50

On or after Planned End Date of course (if eligibility criteria met) = payment of £100

Further payments of £25 will be triggered when the following qualifications are passed

and achieved at a minimum of Pass grade: Vocational qualification, English, maths


Bursary

You may be eligible for a weekly bursary depending on your personal

circumstances. These might include the following criteria:

● Be currently under the care of the Local Authority, or a recent care leaver.

● Be receiving Income Support, or Universal Credit (in your own name)

because you are financially supporting yourself.

● Be receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in your own

right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in your own right

Young people support & stress helplines

Let’s face it, this year has been full of challenges and changes and we are not out of the woods yet. We thought it might be helpful for you to have a range of young peoples support and helpline information available to help with exam stress, next steps, back to school worries, anxiety and mental health issues, embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts that young people may have!

Childline – Helpline: 0800 1111

childline.org.uk

Coping with exam results

Back to school time

ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people.  You can contact ChildLine in these ways:  You can phone  on 0800 1111, send us an email, have a 1-2-1 chat with us, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards.

The Mix – Helpline:  0808 808 4994

themix.org.uk

Coping with anxiety about school and exams

Whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, we’re here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have. We give you the information and support you need to deal with it all.  We’ll connect you to experts and your peers who’ll give you the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing – for everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs.  We’re a free and confidential multi-channel service. That means that you choose how you access our support, without the worry of anyone else finding out. Whether it be through our articles and video content online or our phoneemailpeer to peer and counselling services – we put the control in your hands.

Young Minds  – Parent’s Helpline:  0808 802 5544

youngminds.org.uk

Supporting a child returning to school after lockdown

National charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people, their Parents Information Service provides information and advice for any adult with concerns about a child or young person.

Youth Access

youthaccess.org.uk

YIACS provides a holistic response to young people’s social, emotional and mental health needs through a range of services provided ‘under one roof’, including social welfare advice, advocacy, counselling, health clinics, community education and personal support. Our members respond to over one million enquiries a year on a diverse range of issues, including homelessness, benefits, debt, mental health, sexual health and relationships.

Kooth.com

kooth.com

Kooth.com is an online counselling service that provides vulnerable young people, between the ages of 11 and 25, with advice and support for emotional or mental health problems.  Kooth.com offers users a free, confidential, safe and anonymous way to access help.

Student Minds

studentminds.org.uk

Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. We empower students with the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health and support others through our national network of university groups.

Students Against Depression

studentsagainstdepression.org 

I feel anxious

Students Against Depression provides you with the resources you need to find a way forward from stress, low mood, depression or suicidal thinking.

Nightline

nightline.ac.uk

Find My Nightline

Nightlines provide emotional support to university students in distress. Now operating at over 90 universities and colleges, each individual Nightline is run by students for students at their university.  Nightline is confidential and anonymous;.

Papyrus – HOPELINEUK – 0800 068 4141

papyrus-uk.org

I’m worried about someone

Support for anyone under 35 experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person may be experiencing thoughts of suicide.

The Samaritans – Call 116 123

samaritans.org

Whatever you’re going through, we’re here to help 24 hours a day.  We won’t judge you and we won’t share what you tell us with anyone else.  Get in touch by telephone, email, letter and face to face in the UK and Ireland.

No Panic

nopanic.org.uk

Youth Hub

Aims are to aid the relief and rehabilitation of those people suffering from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, other related Anxiety Disorders, including Tranquilliser & Drug Withdrawal, and to provide support to sufferers and their families and or carers.

 Smiling Mind App

Smiling Mind offers a unique web and app-based tool developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives.  Just as we eat well and stay fit to keep our body healthy, mindfulness meditation is about mental health and looking after the mind.

Other links you may find useful

https://www.studentminds.org.uk/

https://www.mrsmactivity.co.uk/top-tips-for-returning-to-school-after-lockdown/

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/supporting-a-child-returning-to-school-after-lockdown/

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/returning-school-after-lockdown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNTHB_zWGdA

https://www.youthaccess.org.uk/covid-19-resource-hub/covid-19-resource-hub

The Connect Me Service

The Arts of Change Trust provides counselling and therapy services to disadvantaged and at-risk young people and adults, the main aim being to support people that face barriers to accessing mainstream provision. The Trust helps children, young people, adults, and families by providing counselling and creative art therapies including drama therapy, play therapy and art therapy, all delivered by professionally qualified experienced therapists.

The AoC Trust will be offering up to 6 FREE Counselling & Therapy sessions to people in the West Midlands who have directly been affected by Covid-19. This includes NHS staff, key workers, those that have lost loved ones due to the virus or who have felt trapped during the pandemic.

The sessions can be held in multiple ways including face to face, telephone or Zoom video calls. The work is in association with The Big Lottery Fund who have given them a grant to support those in need

If you or someone you know needs their support then please get in touch on 01384 211 168 or email – support@theaoc.org.uk

Connect time

See, Hear, Respond

Barnardo’s have a new service for children, young people, parents and carers who are experiencing crisis due to COVID 19If you are worried about a child or young person experiencing harm and increased adversity or are looking for advice and help there are 2 ways to access the serviceSubmit a referral through their website www.barnardos.org.uk/see-hear-respond or contact them on 0800 157 7015.

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Looking to help with local COVID-19 efforts?

Dudley CVS has been asked to lead on co-ordinating the community response to COVID-19 in Dudley borough, working with existing voluntary and community groups and the volunteer centre and connecting people that need support to assets in their local community.

Get involved and be part of this…

Organisations and groups:

If your organisation or group would like to be part of a virtual COVID-19 Support Network (more details below) to explore options for mobilising local support for vulnerable people, please complete and return this form via email to admin@dudleycvs.org.uk .

Individual volunteer:

If you are interested in registering as an individual volunteer to help support local vulnerable people, please complete and return this form via email to admin@dudleycvs.org.uk ..

Dudley CVS will be:

  • Co-ordinating community action – The Dudley borough is well blessed with active voluntary, community and faith based organisations and volunteers that will be developing plans to support vulnerable people in localities. There will be an additional groundswell of local people wanting to play a role in supporting COVID-19 efforts. Dudley CVS will look to harness this support in a safe and effective manner ensuring efforts are well co-ordinated and duplication is minimised.
  • Explore the establishment of six new virtual COVID-19 Support Networks, one in each of the following localities. Sedgley, Coseley and Gornal, Dudley and Netherton, Kingswinford and Amblecote, Brierley Hill, Stourbridge, Wollescote and Lye and Halesowen and Quarry Bank. We envisage these will involve colleagues from DMBC, the Police, voluntary sector organisations and groups, Fire Service, NHS and other colleagues. These will explore options for mobilising sector support for vulnerable and excluded groups.

Dudley CVS is co-ordinating local COVID-19 efforts to help establish six COVID-19 Support Networks for each of the following geographical localities:

• Sedgley, Coseley and Gornal
• Dudley and Netherton
• Kingswinford and Amblecote
• Brierley Hill
• Stourbridge, Wollescote and Lye
• Halesowen and Quarry Bank

Dudley CVS are building resources to help not-for-profits. This list includes emergency grant funding and links to official help and guidance. It will be updated regularly as the situation is rapidly changing. Please find latest updates on our news page Covid-19: Help for not-for-profits.

As always the CYPF Team at CVS are here for you, if you need anything, even just a remote chat get in touch. You can call us on 01384 217 059 / 01384 217 058 or email Nicki@dudleycvs.org.uk or donna@dudleycvs.org.uk. Stay safe, look after yourselves and each other and stay kind.

 

Half Term Wellbeing Activities

Citizen have been fortunate enough to receive funding from the Crime Commissioner to run distraction and wellbeing activities over the October Half-Term. They have decided to partner with other organisations to offer some exciting activities throughout the borough.
Citizen Half-Term Activities
Monday 28th October- LEAP DUDLEY: Wellbeing & Trampoline session 8- 25 year olds.  [Waivers for young people under 16 years old need to be completed before attendance]
Tuesday 29th October- PAMPER SESSION @ St Mary’s Church Brierly Hill 16-25 year olds (Lunch provided)
Wednesday 30th October- STREET ART/ VIDEO MAKING/ CUPCAKE DECORATING @ DY1 Building DY1 1RT 8- 25 years old (Lunch provided)
 
PLEASE SHARE this with any young people within Dudley who you feel would be interested.
Places will be filled first come, first served.

2019 – A year of opportunity and growth!

Its that time again when the team get together and plan for the year ahead. When we started this we were blown away by the exciting opportunities that are opening up to us and the work that we get to be part of that we wanted to share some of these with you all.

Firstly our team is growing! We have attracted investment into growing the Children’s team increasing from 1 staff member in 2016 to 6 members of staff with an amazing array of skills and experiences in 2019!

We are also involved in shaping and developing

Cluster Connect – bringing VCOs, statutory and communities together to develop a community offer that tackles local priorities and improve public health outcomes

Care and Share and Parent Carer Forum merge to expand their reach and level the playing field of opportunity via a greater online community for parent carers who are isolated as result of their caring responsibilities.

Establish a Leaders Forum to address challenges in the Early Help and Safeguarding system

Recruitment of a new apprentice Who is passionate about collecting the experiences of young residents who really want to make a difference

Beautifully Young Humans – Inspirational and motivational stories are hosted on IZone to encourage self-development for those seeking help and advice on this site.

Don’t Dis my Ability network formation – championing the inclusivity of VCOS who are dedicated to supporting people with additional needs and disabilities and those who would love to learn how to be more accessible.

If you want to know more about the work we are involved in, or would like to get involved just get in touch and we will happily share the excitement over coffee and cake! We were so thrilled by this coming year that we had to make a short film to spread the excitement! We hope you enjoy it.

 

Early Help Enabling the Voluntary Sector

So recently the CYPF team have had the pleasure of spending some time with the Local Authorities Early Help Enablers. We wanted to learn more about their role, how early help supports children, young people and families and how they can support the voluntary sector to be more involved in the Early Help process so we can reach, support and enable more people across the borough.

There are currently five enablers to support professionals and voluntary organisations split across the borough.

What is Early Help?
The enablers explained that Early Help is when action is taken as early as possible to provide support for children, young people and their families where issues or problems are emerging. This can be anything that the family is finding difficult and don’t feel they can deal with on their own. Early Help can be put in place at any time in a child’s or young person’s life.

What is the role of the Early Help enabler?
The role of the Early Help enabler is to support organisations both voluntary and statutory to ensure practitioners are confident with the Early Help process, so they understand how to enable people to access Early Help.

The enablers told us that some people need support with Early Help because they don’t fully understand it benefits. The enablers explained that if concerns are addressed earlier we are more able to bring about change and problems don’t become entrenched. Early Help is about understanding that at times life for many reasons can be hard, it’s about supporting people through these hard times, changing family norms and raising aspirations so that people can meet their full potential.

The enabler’s role is to support the people that work with children young people and families, they can go through the process with professionals so they are fully supported. They also offer different levels of support, they can support both the organisation and the parents. They want people to know that they can always pick up the phone and talk to them about Early Help. They are a great resource to be utilised, and they want people to know that they are out there and that they want to help.

Enablers can help you to undertake an Early Help Assessment and create a support plan, and build a meeting around the family. They can support you by chairing meetings or come out to your organisation and talk about their role, early help and how the thresholds work. They are happy to support the organisation with any part of the process.

What’s key is how Early Help is explained to families and young people, the enablers can support you with having these conversations and help you to explain it fully and put a package of support around the family to protect them.

The process
The Early Help process usually starts with an assessment. This is completely voluntary and parents need to give consent to access Early Help support. The assessment is designed to capture the voice of the family as a whole and in addition on an individual basis so that both parental wishes and needs and those of children and young people are all taken into account and heard.

There are Multi Agency Action Meetings (MAAM) which take place fortnightly where lots of different professionals from a variety of organisations meet and discuss what support can be offered and put in place to support the families’ wishes and needs. At the Multi-Agency Action Meeting it’s decided who will take the lead role, it could be that it’s better for a health colleague to lead if it’s a health need, or a voluntary sector organisation if they are deemed to have the best relationships with the family, or a school if it’s an education need. Whoever has put the referral in is invited to this meeting so they help make the decision as to who the lead officer should be.

The enablers explained that the process can be hard and at times time consuming but these are our families and we need to meet their needs and the needs of their children. It’s so important to get the best package of support for families which we do because they are individually tailored to meet the needs that parents have identified themselves.
Once an Early Help Assessment has been completed there may be a need for a Team Around the Family meeting where both parents and professionals involved are invited to attend. They can share their experiences and have the opportunity if needed to hold the professionals to account. Parents and their children feel at the centre of the process and they can really have a say. There may be a number of Team Around the Family meetings to ensure all actions are met that have been identified on the support plan. If Early Help is done right families are a part of the process, they understand they need support and self-identify what that support looks like. They are fully part of the process and empowered by it.

Early help enablers understand that every family is different and every organisation is different so they can tailor support to the needs of the professional, organisation and the family. The more assessments you do the easier they get, they can look quite daunting but the information is key to helping get the right support in place, otherwise you can repeat what support is already in place or go up the wrong path.

Get to know your Enablers
Rachael Foley – Dudley Central
Racheal is the enabler for Dudley Central, she has worked within Early Help for the past 10 years, before that she worked for Connexions Services in Dudley. Rachael started as an apprentice based within the Education Department at Westox House. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dogs Hank and Marvin who are French Bull Dogs and she has a cocker spaniel called Ellie.

Rachael is passionate about supporting vulnerable families and identifying needs at an earlier stage before they become complex and require support from social care, the best bit about her job is partnership working with people, meeting new people and making a difference for families.

Kaye Pedley – Brierley Hill
Kaye is the enabler for Brierley Hill. She has been working in Dudley since 2007, before that she worked at Walsall Children’s Centre and also worked at Hurst Hill primary in the foundation unit. Kaye enjoys looking after two grandchildren one who is 14 month old and a new-born, she also likes going to see live music and being taken out for meals.

Kaye is passionate about getting the best for children so they have the best start in life. She loves meeting new people and building relationships so that it gets the best for families.

Kulvir Toor – Dudley North
Kulvir has worked in the borough for around 5 years now, and has been in post as an Early Help Enabler since January 2017. She works part time and spends the other days looking after her three children.

Kulvir explained that she feels really feel passionately about Early Help if you can deal with problems early then there is much less chance of those problems getting bigger and unmanageable. Early Help gives parents, families and children the tools they need to make things better. Kulvir also believes that it is a learning tools for parents and children, giving them strategies and tools to cope, helping to encourage better behaviour and making their lives easier and better.

Linda Hartland – Stourbridge and Halesowen

Early Help Enablers offer
If any organisation would like to attend one of the Multi Agency Action Meetings just contact your local family centre and you can get a flavour for what takes place
Early help enablers are really keen to meet the voluntary sector in their communities. The vision for the service is proactive not reactive.
Training is available or you can request bespoke training that they can come out to team meetings or designated sessions to support organisations.

Visit or telephone one of the Early Help enablers within the Family Centres:

Stourbridge Family Centre – Forge Rd, Stourbridge, DY8 1XF, Linda Hartland email: Linda.Hartland@dudley.gov.uk telephone: 01384 818780

Halesowen Family Centre – Lye By-Pass, Stourbridge, DY9 8HT, Linda Hartland email: Linda.Hartland@dudley.gov.uk telephone: 01384 813954

Brierley Hill Family Centre – 18 Parkes Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3DY, Kaye Pedley email: Kaye.Pedley@dudley.gov.uk telephone: 01384 813322

Dudley North Family Centre – Bayer Street, Bilston, WV14 9DS
Kulvir Toor email: Kulvir.Toor@dudley.gov.uk

Dudley Central Family Centre – Selbourne Road, Dudley DY2 8LJ, Rachael Foley email: Rachael.Foley@dudley.gov.uk telephone: 01384 812440

A video has been developed which explains the Early Help Assessment process in Dudley for practitioners. Please click here to view the Early Help Video

For more information visit https://www.dudley.gov.uk/resident/care-health/children-and-family-care/early-help-for-children-and-families/

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Early Help Assessment & The Role of the Lead Practitioner Training

A series of Early Help Training sessions are being held throughout January – March regarding the completion of Early Help Assessments and understanding the role of the Lead Practitioner.

(Please note – If you have already attended the Early Help Assessment & Role of the Lead Professional training sessions hosted by the Centre for Professional Practice in 2018 then they do not need to attend, as course content is the same)

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 Practitioner 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

If you are interested in booking a place, please select the link beside the session you would like to attend:

Training Session Time

Tuesday 15th January 2019
Room 7, Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Road, Netherton, DY2 9LY
9:30-12:30 To book a place click here

Tuesday 15th January 2019
Hall, Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Road, Netherton, DY2 9LY
18:00-21:00 To book a place click here

Thursday 17th January 2019
Room 7, Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Road, Netherton, DY2 9LY
13:30-16:30 To book a place click here

Friday 18th January 2019
Hall, Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Road, Netherton, DY2 9LY
9:30-12:30 To book a place click here

Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Room 7, Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Road, Netherton, DY2 9LY
9:30-12:30 To book a place click here

Thursday 7th February 2019
Hall, Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Road, Netherton, DY2 9LY
13:30-16:30 To book a place click here

Thursday 7th February 2019
Hall, Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Road, Netherton, DY2 9LY
18:00-21:00 To book a place click here

Tuesday 12th February 2019
Room 6, Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Road, Netherton, DY2 9LY
13:30-16:30 To book a place click here

Wednesday 13th February 2019
Room 6, Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Road, Netherton, DY2 9LY
14:00-17:00 To book a place click here

Monday 4th March 2019
Hall, Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Road, Netherton, DY2 9LY
9:30-12:30 To book a place click here

Tuesday 5th March 2019
Hall, Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Road, Netherton, DY2 9LY
9:30-12:30 To book a place click here

Tuesday 5th March 2019
Hall, Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Road, Netherton, DY2 9LY
14:00-17:00 To book a place click here

Tuesday 12th March 2019
Room 7, Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Road, Netherton, DY2 9LY
18:00-21:00 To book a place click here

Wedesday 27th March 2019
Hall, Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Road, Netherton, DY2 9LY
13:30-16:30 To book a place click here

If you would like to know more or have any queries about the training, please contact;
Sally Walker
Project Support Officer – Family Solutions
People Directorate, Dudley MBC
T – 01384 (81) 3927
sally.walker@dudley.gov.uk