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Autism West Midlands
From 18 March 2019 to 21 March 2019, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly a re-visit of your local area following the previous inspection that took place between 16 January 2017 and 20 January 2017.
The re-visit will evaluate how effectively leaders have addressed the areas of serious weaknesses detailed in the written statement of action (WSOA).
During the re-visit, Ofsted and CQC inspectors will be keen to speak to as many children and young people and their parents and carers as possible, specifically about the weaknesses identified in the WSOA.
How can parents and carers contribute their views during this local area re-visit?
The inspectors will gather the contributions of parents and families through an online survey and a face-to-face open meeting. The focus of the online survey and open meeting will be set by the inspectors and will be based on the WSOA.
Parents and carers who would like to take part in this survey can follow this internet link: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SandwelLASENDRevisit/. The survey will open at 12 noon on Monday 11 March 2019 and close at 12 noon on Friday 15 March 2019.
Parents and carers can submit their contributions via the online survey using the link provided above.
An open meeting, which will focus on areas identified in the WSOA, will take place on 18 March 2019. Parents and carers can contact their local Parent Carer Forum / SENDIASS (0121 500 4010) to request details of how to be part of the discussions between parents and carers and the Ofsted/CQC re-visit team.
20 November 2017
STAYING SAFE ONLINE SESSIONS FOR PARENTS AND PUPILS
Parents and carers of young people who attend Sandwell secondary schools are being invited to attend Clickwise sessions to learn about keeping safe online.
Sessions, also aimed at students who attend secondary schools, will focus on online safety and filters, child sexual exploitation (CSE) and exposure to pornography and other dangers online.
The sessions will be delivered by Adam Shaikh who is the Youth Commissioner of Sandwell and the Chair of SHAPE Youth Forum.
There will also be a performance and workshop focusing on spotting signs of grooming and exploitation from Loudmouth Education and Training, which are specialists in delivering safeguarding programmes.
Councillor Simon Hackett, Sandwell Council's cabinet member for children's services, is in full support of these sessions and urges parents and carers to book their places: "With children and young people now spending more time online it is essential they know how to stay safe.
"These sessions will give parents and carers some really good tips on how they can keep their children safe online and look out for warning signs of potential dangers.
"I urge people to get their place as soon as possible."
The Clickwise project is holding seven sessions over the next six months in schools and academies in Sandwell.
These will take place from 6pm – 8pm and doors will open at 5.30pm.
The venues for each of the events are as follows:
St Michael's School, Curral Road, Rowley Regis, B65 9AN
Wednesday 29 November 2017
ACE Academy, Tipton, DY4 7NR
Tuesday 30 January 2018
Holly Lodge, Holly Lane, Smethwick, B67 7JG
Monday 5 February 2018
Sandwell Central Sixth, New Square, New Street, West Bromwich, B70 7PG
Wednesday 21 March 2018
George Salter Academy, Davey Road, West Bromwich, B70 9UW
Wednesday 2 May 2018
Wodensborough Ormiston Academy, 148 Hydes Road, Wednesbury, WS10 0DR
Wednesday 28 March 2018
Oldbury Academy, Pound Road, Oldbury, B68 8NE
Tuesday 17 April 2018
To book a place on a session go to www.sandwell.gov.uk/shapeevents
SHAPE Programme 2018
Clickwise is a partnership venture led by Sandwell Council through the SHAPE Programme (child’s voice initiative in Sandwell) with local organisations such as West Midlands Police, Brook, Youth Services and Sandwell’s child sexual exploitation (CSE) team. The event is sponsored by the Safer Sandwell Partnership Local Police & Crime Board (SSPCB).
For further information please contact:
Sandwell Council Communications Unit
0121 569 3031
Out of hours/emergency: 07920 027 723