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For families

We know how important parents and carers are. We want to tell you what's going on in Sandwell and where you can go to get help and support if you need it.

Here you will find information about organisations and links to useful websites offering support on a variety of family issues, such as bullying, parenting, housing and legal matters and support for young people.

Benefits and financial support - Information about the benefits you could be entitled to including housing benefit, council tax benefit, education benefits as well as where to get advice and support.

Births, marriages, deaths - Find out about how to register a birth and death and about weddings and civil partnerships.

Bullying - Information about bullying and what to do if you think your child is being bullied.

Childcare - Find out about the different types of childcare, how to find local childcare, free childcare places for two, three and four-year-olds and working in childcare.

Child protection - Find out what to do if you suspect or believe a child is suffering or is likely to suffer significant harm, including any form of mistreatment or abuse.

Children with special educational needs and/or a disability - Find all the information you need here if you have a child with a special educational needs and/or a disability

Children's centres - Find out where your local children's centre is and what they have to offer.

Family support - All sorts of children and families can have problems. This could be because of disability or family breakdown or from difficulties that many parents face in responding to their child's changing needs. It could be from domestic violence, or issues of drug and alcohol misuse.

Food safety - Find out about how to prevent food poisoning at home.

Health and social care - Find out here information about children's and adults social care services, adoption, fostering, reporting a child at risk, private fostering, help if you are a carer, alarms, adaption's and equipment.

Healthy Sandwell, healthy you - Find out about quitting smoking, alcohol and drugs support, getting active, mental health and wellbeing, local health services and healthy eating.

Housing - Find out about getting a council house, paying your rent, reporting a repair, housing associations, benefits and help for the homeless or at risk.

Leisure, parks and events - Find out about you local leisure centre, parks, libraries, museums, community centres, markets and allotments.

Public transport - Find out about concessionary travel passes, school travel passes and where to find timetable information for all local buses, trains and the Metro.

Road safety - Find out about staying safe and keeping your children safe on Sandwell's roads.

Schools and learning - Information about schools and colleges, school admissions, term dates, school closures, adult learning, teaching, school meals and milk, special educational needs and school holiday activities.

School holiday activities and events - Find out about the fun activities to do in Sandwell during the school holidays.

Young people activities - Find out about activities and events for young people.