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January 31, 2018

Letter hails improvements in children’s social care

We have received feedback from the DfE which has stated that we are making “positive progress” in improving children’s social care services in Dudley.

In a letter that we received from the government department last wee...

Free workshop - Celebrating Time to Talk Day and personality disorders

Dear colleague,

Please see attached poster promoting our upcoming Mental Health Forum on Thursday 1 February. The mental health forum, which takes place quarterly, will be held at Brierley Hill Civic...

Dudley's Early Help Strategy workshops Wednesday 7 & Friday 16 Feb 2018

The Early Help Strategy was launched in December 2015 and set out the pathways for Early Help in Dudley to ensure the right level of support is provided to children, young people and families at the...

January 24, 2018

Deadline: 30 march 2018

The Government's  green paper on children and young people’s mental health sets out their ambition to ensure that those who need it are able to access the right help for their mental health, in the right place and at the right time. The green pap...

January 24, 2018

Martin Samuel's joins Dudley from Herefordshire

Martin is currently the director for adults and wellbeing at Herefordshire Council and comes with more than 25 years of public service experience. He will join the authority in April.

Martin has a wealth of experience in de...

January 23, 2018

Practice Standards are now available to download  

The practice standards have been set to give everyone working in delivering children’s services a set of consistent values and core standards by which to work to, and by which we will be able to measure the quality of s...

January 23, 2018

Wednesday 31 January 5.30 - 7.30pm

I am pleased to announce that the Dudley Young Health Champions is joining up with Papyrus: Prevention of young suicide to offer young people in Dudley the opportunity to attend a short workshop on Suicide Prevention.  For further deta...

January 19, 2018

Friday 26 January - Birmingham

Dear Colleagues

We have been offered a number of free placements at the following Conference next Friday.

(see the event flyer)

If there is anyone interested in attending please let me know by Monday 22 January 2018


Darren Shaw


January 17, 2018

Please find attached Dudley’s new Guidance on Children Missing from Home and Care

This is an interactive document with links to National Guidance, Tools and Process Maps so please ensure you take the time to review the document

The Guidance is also embedded into the CPP...

January 10, 2018

23 January & 6 February 2018

Switch are pleased to announce that they are offering free drug and alcohol training for professionals across the borough who are working with either young people or adults.

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