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Families in Sandwell news

Domestic abuse project launch

Published on 17th October 2017

Free exercise classes for mums and play sessions for children have been lined up for victims of domestic abuse in Sandwell.

Support for care leavers

Published on 17th October 2017

Young people leaving care and living on their own in Sandwell won’t have to pay council tax until they are aged 22, if councillors approve plans to give discretionary relief.

National recognition for fostering film

Published on 13th September 2017

‘Giants’ the short film about the importance of finding new foster carers who can help keep brothers and sisters together when in care, has been recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony in London.

Hot weather warning to parents

Published on 25th July 2017

Public Health chiefs in Sandwell are urging parents to keep children safe and cool during warm weather.

Sandwell School Nurse Ambassador Project

School health ambassadors celebrate five years of success

Published on 6th July 2017

Children from schools across Sandwell got together at West Bromwich Town Hall to celebrate another year of the Sandwell School Nurse Ambassador Project (SSNAP). 

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Sandwell is backing Private Fostering Week

Published on 4th July 2017

Sandwell Council is urging private foster carers or anyone who knows about a private fostering arrangement to get in touch.

The Right Honourable Jacqui Smith to chair board of new Sandwell Children's Social Care Trust

Published on 4th July 2017

The Right Honourable Jacqui Smith will chair the board of the new Sandwell Children's Social Care Trust.

Parent urged to claim 30 hours of free childcare

Published on 4th July 2017

Working parents and carers of three and four-year-olds in Sandwell are being urged to claim 30 hours of free childcare.

Sandwell foster carers awarded MBEs

Published on 23rd June 2017

A Tipton couple have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list and handed MBEs.

Sandwell in line for Royal British Legion award

Published on 3rd April 2017

Work by Sandwell Council to support the armed forces is in line for a top award from the Royal British Legion.

Great Barr church donations

Church donation boost to looked after children in Sandwell

Published on 14th December 2016

Sandwell Council’s Children's Service Christmas toy appeal for Looked After Children has got off to a great start with a fantastic donations of toys for all ages from the congregation at Great Barr Methodist Church.

Child Sexual Exploitation will not be tolerated in Sandwell

Published on 18th March 2015

As part Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day (March 18) we are highlighting the hard work going on in the borough to make young people in Sandwell safer.