West Midlands Police and Sandwell Council
Please see below links and advice from West Midlands Police and Sandwell Council for keeping students safe in school and at home:
Sent on behalf of West Midlands Police
Please find attached a letter from WM police for distribution.
Sent on behalf of Sandwell Domestic Abuse Team
We are carrying out a needs assessment about domestic abuse in Sandwell.
We want to identify any gaps or barriers to support and to consider potential areas for improvement.
We would like to hear from people in Sandwell who have been a victim or survivor of domestic abuse and are inviting you to take part in a short survey. We are seeking a wide range of views from victims and survivors, including older and younger people, LGBT+ communities, people with disabilities and people from all ethnicities and backgrounds.
The link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7Z8SVS9 For advice on domestic abuse please visit Black Country Women’s Aid or www.sandwell.gov.uk/domesticabuse
Learn how to help to keep children and others safe from Extremism online by joining our free online safety session
Are you a parent or carer? Do you know what your children are doing online?
Are you an adult in Sandwell? Are you aware of the Prevent Strategy?
Join Sandwell Council’s Prevent team on Thursday 29th July at 5:30-6:15pm, for a short, interactive Microsoft Teams webinar for online safety in relation to extremism and Prevent.
The Council’s Prevent Team works with partners and communities to stop people being drawn into extremism and terrorism; and in raising awareness of Prevent and how to report concerns.
The 30-minute online safety (extremism) session will cover:
• Current online issues for children
• Popular apps, games and social media platforms (including age limits)
• How extremists aim to influence online
• Signs of concern/risk of radicalisation
• Tips and advice to keep your child safe online
• Additional resources/links to support
Parents and carers are encouraged to talk openly to their children about their online activity and help them understand what is safe and unsafe. The internet is a great tool, however can also be a tricky place to navigate with some misleading information and potential harms.
This session will immediately be followed by a short 15-minute briefing on raising awareness of Prevent. This includes information regarding the Prevent Duty, and a real life case study.
Parents/adults in the Sandwell community can access the session and find more details about the session on the host website - www.sandwell.gov.uk/OnlineSafetyEvent.
Councillor Maria Crompton, Sandwell Council’s Cabinet Member for Strong and Resilient Communities, said: “The internet is a great resource for young people.
“However, with social media and the internet becoming an increasing part of young people’s lives and a hub for interaction with peers, they may be vulnerable to being targeted by those who wish to harm them.
“By giving parents or carers the information about how to stay safe online we can stop the perpetrators in their tracks.”
For information on preventing extremism and terrorism, visit www.sandwell.gov.uk/prevent.
Go to www.thinkuknow.co.uk for home activity packs to promote online safety with children.
If you’re worried about who your children are talking to online in relation to extremism, or for concerns around radicalisation, the website www.ACTEARLY.uk offers help and advice.
Please see an important message from PC Jon Hewett – Education Partnership Officer - West Midlands Police on keeping safe around fireworks as we approach Bonfire Night and Diwali.