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SHAPE Programme

Introduction to SHAPE

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The SHAPE Programme is an initiative developed in December 2014 by Sandwell Council led by Chris Ward (Director of Education, Skills and Employment and Corporate Lead for Child’s Voice) and Councillor Simon Hackett (Cabinet Lead for Children Services).

Partner agencies involved in the programme include the National Health Service, Police and Voluntary Sector.

SHAPE’s objective is to listen to the voice of children and young people in Sandwell using 5 themes:

  • Staying Safe
  • Being Healthy
  • Enjoying and Achieving
  • Making a Positive Contribution
  • Economic Wellbeing

The Programme has developed since 2014 and now consists of a series of events and opportunities for young people to come together and air their views on services in Sandwell as well as take part in fun and innovative activities.

If you are a young person who would like to be part of the SHAPE Programme through the SHAPE Youth Forum, which meets every two weeks or you are a school who would like to be involved and nominate SHAPE Champions please email us or telephone 0121 569 6163/6164.  

View the upcoming SHAPE Events