Early Help Support & Documents

Hi everyone,
Please see the information below:
Dear Colleagues,
In order to support the development of Early Help Assessments the Centre for Professional Practice have developed some guidance documents to support Dudley practitioners and partner agencies completing these type of assessments
These documents are now live at www.dudleycpp.org.uk or can be accessed at the links below:












Darren Shaw
Principal Social Worker and Lead for Professional Practice
Centre for Professional Practice
Dudley MBC

CYPF Network Meeting – Friday 7th September

Hi all,

Just a reminder that we have our quarterly network meeting this Friday!

We have Jayne from PHASE Trust who will giving us a taster session of the Leadership Training that PHASE delivered recently.  We will also have the Early Help Enablers from the Local Authority joining us, so this will be a great chance for you to meet them and get to understand their roles a bit more as well helping them to understand your respective organisations.

Please share this around.



Job Opportunities – Barnados

As a result of the Home Office announcement that West Midlands will be next on the roll out programme for Independent Child Trafficking Advocates, we are recruiting to the following posts. Please share with colleagues/ friends who may be interested in applying.


Support Line Worker x 2:



Regional Practice Co-Ordinator ICTA:



Independent Child Trafficking Advocate (ICTA) x2:




New Training Dates from Switch

Switch are pleased to announce that we are offering free drug and alcohol training for professionals across the borough who are working with either young people or adults. The content has been updated and refreshed. These are all the remaining dates so book whilst there is still space
Use links below to see learning objectives and to book a place :-
Level 1 (one day) – Setting the scene- drugs & alcohol
Level 2 (one day) – Interventions to support people using drugs or alcohol. (please note, level 1 must be completed first)
Vicky Winnall
Service Manager for Dudley Switch &
Team leader for Swanswell Worcestershire YP service

Volunteers available!

Do you have any groups, events or activities running 20th-24th August?? We could bring a team of volunteers!!
On the week of 20th August we have a Youth Social Action week here at Amblecote Christian Centre. We have around 45 young people staying with us from the local area and we get involved in helping in the community. In the past we have run community events, sorted out overgrown gardens for those in need, done litter picking, helped the homeless, run kids clubs and more.

We are looking for projects that our young people can get involved with on the week and hopefully be inspired by!

Our young people will be accompanied by adults with a DBS and we can do a visit before the week to find out more and work out how many young people to bring, how much we can help with and whether we will need to bring any equipment.

We can’t guarantee we can help yet but we are planning out the week so if you get in contact about what we could get involved with and then we can let you know in advance what we can do. Contact Roxy Smith on roxy@amblecotechristiancentre.org.uk or Natalie Start on natalie@amblecotechristiancentre.org.uk or call the office on 01384370365