Dudley Vaping Consultation

We’re doing a consultation at Switch around Vaping and e-cig use, and are interested in the views of young people.  Hoping you might point any young people that may be interested in sharing their experiences in the direction of this questionnaire.

It can be printed off, or web based.  We have also posted it to Switch Dudley Facebook Page if Young People want to access if via the link there.


Also as a reminder Switch continue to offer smoking cessation to young people up to 18 years of age, if not accessed through school nurses.


FREE Modern Slavery Training in Dudley

FREE Modern Slavery Training
Safe and Sound invite you to attend FREE training sessions on Modern Slavery.

There are 2 ‘tiers’ to the training, information is below regarding which one you should attend depending on your role:

The 1 hour awareness session, is suitable for anybody in our partner organisations within the Dudley Borough, including the community, voluntary, faith and business sectors, who wants to gain a  basic understanding of modern slavery and human trafficking and where you should report if you have concerns
Aim: To provide a basic awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking

By the end of the session delegates will:

  • Have a basic awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking
  • Be able to explain the different types of modern slavery
  • Know who to contact if you come into contact with a potential victim of modern slavery

To book your place please follow this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/modern-slavery-briefing-session-tickets-66189286939 

The 3 hour training session is open to our partner organisations, within the Dudley Borough, including the community, voluntary, faith and business sectors.


This course is recommended for staff that may work with individuals and families but will refer any concerns to the MASH.


(This will also include Specialists / Designated leads who have particular specialist safeguarding responsibilities. Operational managers of services for members of the public including children, young people, families and vulnerable adults. Senior Managers responsible for strategic management of services for members of the public including; children, young people, families and vulnerable adults, Directors of Services and commissioners)


Aim: To raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking and highlight appropriate responses to potential victims


By the end of the course delegates will:


  • Understand how you can contribute to fighting modern slavery in the UK
  • Understand your role and responsibilities in tackling modern slavery
  • Understand what support is available for modern slavery victims and
  • Know where to refer potential victims and share intelligence


To book your place please follow these links




Dudley ACE’s Online Training

In partnership with West Midlands Violence Prevention Alliance (West Midlands PCC) , we are pleased to launch this FREE online training: Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences. Available online NOW: https://www.acesonlinelearning.com/

This course is aimed at practitioners, professionals and volunteers who work with children, young people and their families.

Over approximately 50 minutes, this online training covers the following modules:

  1. Introduction to ACEs: By the end of this section you will be able to identify adverse experiences that can impact on a child’s development and their response to stress.
  2. Brain Development in the Early Years: By the end of this section you will understand the importance of healthy brain development in a child’s early years and the impacts of toxic stress.
  3. The Impact of Childhood Adversity: By the end of this section you will understand that experiencing adversity in childhood can have a significant impact over a person’s life course resulting in ill health, poor       wellbeing and in some cases premature death.
  4. Social, Health and Community Impacts of ACEs Early Trauma: By the end of this section you will be able to identify a range of social and community impacts resulting from ACEs.
  5. Protective Factors: By the end of this section you will be able to give key examples of ‘Protective Factors’ that can help prevent ACEs and different strategies that can help build resilience.
  6. Looking at ACEs Through a Trauma Informed Lens: By the end of this section you will understand what it means to look at adverse childhood experiences through a ‘trauma informed lens’.
  7. Building Resilience: By the end of this section you will understand how building resilience can help mitigate the impact of ACEs.

Please feel free to share the link to this course with colleagues and anyone else you feel may be interested.

We welcome any feedback you may have and would actively encourage you to forward this to  Ben Curtis (ben.curtis@barnardos.org.uk).

Fabulous New Meeting Rooms for Hire

CHADD are delighted to promote their fabulous new meeting room facilities

Brindley House Room Hire

Large Training Room and Event Space

We are offering our large training room space for hire at our Brindley House central office and community building.  The Diane Stokes Training Room can accommodate 18-20 people board room style, and 30 people theatre style.  The room is modern, light and has IT presentation equipment.

  • £15 per hour.
  • £90 for a full day (9am until 5pm).
  • Tea/Coffee and Water Refreshments: £1 per person or £15 unlimited refreshments for a full day group booking.

The room can also be opened up in to a larger space to include a soft seating area and café style tables.  This is perfect for a larger event to facilitate a launch, workshop or social activity.

DSCB FREE Training available

Course Date Time Link for information and further dates
Parental Substance & Alcohol Misuse and Safeguarding Children 17 June 2019 9.30-4.30 https://dudleysafeguarding.event-booking.org/event-detail/%3D%3DwNzUTN/Parental-Substance–Alcohol-Misuse-and-Safeguarding-Children
Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2) Licensed Training Programme 08 July 2019 9.00-5.00 https://dudleysafeguarding.event-booking.org/event-detail/%3D%3DgMyMTN/Graded-Care-Profile-2-GCP2-Licensed-Training-Programme
Threshold Training 09 July 2019 1.30 – 4.30 https://dudleysafeguarding.event-booking.org/event-detail/%3D%3DgM5QTN/Threshold-Training
Core Working Together – Safeguarding Children & Young People 17 July 2019 9.30 – 4.30 https://dudleysafeguarding.event-booking.org/event-detail/%3D%3DQOwQjN/Core-Working-Together—Safeguarding-Children–Young-People

DSCB Neglect Training

Please note there are a limited number of spaces still available for Neglect on Thursday 23th May 1:30 – 4:30pm

“Learning Outcomes:

This course will provide staff across ALL agencies with a shared understanding of neglect and its impact on the safety, wellbeing and development of children, allowing them to:

  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of neglect
  • Recognise the importance of recording, including capturing and responding to the voice of the child.
  • To understand your professional role in supporting children who have been or may be neglected
  • To understand the importance of early intervention and referral pathways, including the brief overview of the Graded Care Profile (GCP2) assessment tools that has been agreed at a local level to support practitioners to respond to cases of neglect.  

Who is this course for?

This course is for all staff with responsibility for safeguarding children, including education, health, residential, foster carers, youth workers, and all those engage with children and families in any capacity and from any sector or services across the Borough. 




It is advisable that participants have a basis understanding of safeguarding, including the categories of abuse”.



If you are interested in booking on please enrol on the link below:



For more information on our other courses please visit: https://dudleysafeguarding.event-booking.org/events-list

ACE Training for VCO’s in Dudley

You may have heard that there is a new service on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Dudley and Sandwell. Commissioned by the West Midlands Violence Prevention Alliance, through the PCC, we are aiming to raise awareness of the impact of ACEs and trauma on vulnerable people of all ages across the borough.

We would therefore like to invite you and your colleagues to a training event at the link below on June 5th. We have allocated 20 spaces to the voluntary and community sector for the event. To book places please visit:


Please disseminate information to any colleagues that you think would benefit from attending this training. We would suggest colleagues who:

  • Are interested in finding out more about ACEs
  • Work with vulnerable or traumatised people
  • Work with children and adults who may have experienced, or are currently experiencing, adversity.

Dudley local authority is committed to raising awareness of ACEs and trauma-informed practice across the workforce to improve services for children, young people and families.