Information for children and young people

Here you will find details of your rights, the services you are entitled to as well as guidance, advice and other websites especially developed for children and young people.

Know Your Rights

The Convention on the Rights of the Child explains who children are, all their rights, and the responsibilities of governments.

Just Youth

Supporting young people in Sandwell to be the best they can be, by ensuring they have the best start at home, school, work and life.

Family Information Service

Sandwell Family Information Service offers free, impartial information to families with children aged 0 to 19 years (or up to 25 years with a special educational need or disability), young people and professionals. 

Shape Sandwell

The SHAPE Programme organises events and opportunities throughout the year for children and young people to engage in positive activities. 


Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. We’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.


Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a charitable organisation based in Sandwell which supports Sandwell’s Voluntary and Community Sector, comprised of voluntary-run community groups, charities, not-for-profit businesses, faith communities and social enterprises.

National Youth Agency

NYA is the national body for youth work, and the Professional Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) for youth work in England. 

British Youth Council

The British Youth Council empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives.


Connexions Sandwell provides careers guidance in line with statutory requirements to young people who live or are educated in the Sandwell area.

SMBC Education Support

Information about school admissions, term times, adult learning, school meals and teaching to name a few.


The service offers honest information about drugs.


Cranstoun provides services for adults and young people facing difficulties with alcohol and other drugs, domestic abuse, housing and criminal justice.

Go Play Sandwell

Our child-friendly approach has the potential to unite a range of progressive agendas including health and wellbeing, school readiness, sustainability, resilience and safety and act as a catalyst for urban regeneration and innovation ensuring children have a playful childhood in Sandwell.

Visit Sandwell

On this site you can explore things to see and do in Sandwell, discover unexpected hidden gems, browse what’s on in each of our Towns and join in with our colourful and diverse calendar of festivals and events. 

Sandwell Leisure Trust

Sandwell Leisure Trust (SLT) maintains nine affordable leisure centres for an annual fee from Sandwell Metropolitan Borough council. It is both an independent company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.

Transport West Midlands

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority. We work with bus and train operators to make sure that public transport is: safe, reliable, affordable and accessible for everyone

Healthy Sandwell

Healthy Sandwell is part of Sandwell Council’s Public Health team.  The team charges a range of services to support local people to make positive lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking or losing weight.

Young Minds

We want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.


The DECCA (Drug Education, Counselling and Confidential Advice) Team are Sandwell’s young people’s alcohol, drug and tobacco advice service.

Brook Advisory

Being a young person can be tough. Through our innovative clinical services, digital support, tailored counselling and inspiring relationships and sex education, young people are able to take charge of their sexual health and wellbeing.