The SHAPE programme

The SHAPE Programme is designed to listen to children and young people in Sandwell.

The SHAPE Programme organises events and opportunities throughout the year for children and young people to engage in positive activities. Within this, the SHAPE Youth Forum, which is the true voice of youth representatives throughout Sandwell, come together to:

  • Be representatives of the voice of young people in Sandwell
  • Plan, develop and organise the activities and events of the SHAPE Programme
  • Support the Young Police Crime Commissioners in their role
  • Support the UK Youth Parliament Members and Deputy members and attend British Youth Council conventions
  • Be a group for council officers, members and officers from partner organisations to consult with
  • Be a link between SHAPE and your school/college

Click here for more information on Sandwell’s SHAPE programme.

Sandwell’s just youth

Sandwell Youth People’s Service (SYPS) work’s with young people aged between 11 and 19 and up to 25 years old with additional needs.

SYPS is committed to providing resourceful, experienced and professional youth workers who are able to build up positive relationships with young people through their voluntary participation in a range of activities. Youth workers will listen to and work with young people in a non-judgmental way.

SYPS provide a range of youth provisions across the 6 towns of Sandwell including 7 open access youth clubs, 2 detached teams in each town, Enhanced Youth Support which includes targeted one to one and small group work support, a borough wide young women’s groups, and MARVEL youth club for young people with additional needs in Wednesbury. The 2 detached teams in each town operate in ASB hot spots as determined through the local SCLOG in each town.

For more information on just youth click here.

Other Activities

Click here for more information on Sandwell’s Holiday activities and Go Play sessions.

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