Information, Advice and Guidance

Please find below, support agencies for further information, advice and guidance across local authorities and agencies

 

Progression Leaflets

Here you will find leaflets which outlines the progression and career development opportunities available to you following your completion of the course.
Progression leaflet Caring for Children
Progression leaflet Level 1 Digital Skills
Progression leaflet Level 2 Digital Skills
Progression leaflet Employability
Progression leaflet Functional Skills
Progression leaflet Mental Health
Progression leaflet Safeguarding

 

Local Authorities

Here you’ll find Local Authority information. Local Authorities are a great place to start when you need information, advice or guidance.

Birmingham City Council – www.birmingham.gov.uk
Coventry City Council – www.coventry.gov.uk

Hereford City Council – www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Solihull MBC – www.solihull.gov.uk
Warwickshire County Council – www.warwickshire.gov.uk
Worcestershire County Council – www.worcestershire.gov.uk

 

National Support Agencies

In this section we’ve categorised support agencies that work nationally:

The National Apprenticeship Service – www.apprenticeships.org.uk

West Midlands Services

Coventry Connexions – https://b99.co.uk/careers-advice/coventry/connexions-coventry-and-warwickshire/

 

Job Vacancies

This section provides you with a list of useful sites where you can search and apply for jobs.

Indeed – www.indeed.co.uk/

Total Jobs – www.totaljobs.com

Glassdoor – www.glassdoor.co.uk

CV Library – www.cv-library.co.uk

 

Drug & Alcohol Support for Adolescents and Adults

Frank- www.talktofrank.com/get-help/find-support-near-you

Mind – www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/addiction-and-dependency/#.XAqMqfZ2vIU

Addiction Helper – www.addictionhelper.com 

Drink Aware – www.drinkaware.co.uk/alcohol-support-services/

Adfam – adfam.org.uk/

GOV – www.gov.uk/government/publications/alcohol-drugs-and-tobacco-commissioning-support-pack

 

Safeguarding for Adults & Vulnerable Adults

Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board – www.bsab.org/publications/policy-procedures-and-guidance/

GOV – www.gov.uk/government/publications/safeguarding-policy-protecting-vulnerable-adults

NHS – www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/help-from-social-services-and-charities/abuse-and-neglect-vulnerable-adults/

www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/adult-pocket-guide.pdf

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20363/safeguarding_adults/1106/safeguarding_adults_policies_and_procedures

www.safeguardingwarwickshire.co.uk/wmadultdocs

safeguarding.dudley.gov.uk/adult/work-with-adults/safeguarding-policies-and-procedures/

Coventry Local Safeguarding Board – www.coventry.gov.uk/lscb

 

Safeguarding for Children and parents

learning.nspcc.org.uk/safeguarding-child-protection/

www.citizensadvice.org.uk/family/children-and-young-people/child-abuse/what-is-child-abuse/organisations-responsible-for-dealing-with-child-abuse/

Childline – www.childline.org.uk/

Save The Children – www.savethechildren.org.uk/about-us/accountability-and-transparency/safeguarding-children

Childrens Commisioner – www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CCO-Gangs.pdf

www.gov.uk/guidance/safeguarding-duties-for-charity-trustees

www.gov.uk/government/publications/ofsted-safeguarding-policy/ofsted-safeguarding-policy

 

Housing support / Debt and Money Advice services

Citizen’s Advice – www.citizensadvice.org.uk/housing/homelessness/applying-for-homeless-help/check-if-you-can-apply-for-homeless-help/

YMCA – www.ymca.org.uk/where-to-get-help

YMCA – www.ymca.org.uk/about/what-we-do/accommodation

Crisis Skylight Birmingham – www.crisis.org.uk/get-help/birmingham/

Coventry Cyrenians – www.coventrycyrenians.co.uk/

Solihull Samaritans – www.samaritans.org/branches/samaritans-solihull

Citizen’s Advice –www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/

National Debt Expert – www.nationaldebtexpert.org.uk/

Money Advice Service – www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en

 

Mental Health support for children and young people

Young Minds – https://youngminds.org.uk/

Action for Children – www.actionforchildren.org.uk/support-for-parents/children-s-mental-health/

NSPCC – www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-protection-system/parental-mental-health/

Social Care Institution of Excellence – https://www.scie.org.uk/children/care/mental-health/

 

Mental Health Support for Adults

Time to Change – www.time-to-change.org.uk/mental-health-and-stigma/help-and-support

Mind – www.mind.org.uk/

Samaritans – www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/what-speak-us-about/what-if-i-have-mental-health-issues

Rethink – www.rethink.org/

 

Learning Support for Disabilities and SEND

British Dyslexia Association – www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/educator/screening-and-assessment

Nessy – www.nessy.com/uk/screening-for-dyslexia/

GOV – www.gov.uk/help-for-disabled-child

NHS – www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/caring-for-children-and-young-people/how-to-care-for-children-with-complex-needs/

NHS – www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/caring-for-children-and-young-people/how-to-care-for-a-disabled-child/

SCOPE – www.scope.org.uk/

Action Hearing Loss (RNID) – www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) – www.rnib.org.uk

The National Autistic Society – www.autism.org.uk/

Inclusion Club – www.theinclusionclub.com

 

Legal Services – Family/Criminal

Citizen’s Advice – www.citizensadvice.org.uk/law-and-courts/legal-system/finding-free-or-affordable-legal-help/

GOV – www.gov.uk/legal-aid

GOV – www.gov.uk/guidance/criminal-legal-aid-means-testing

Law Society – www.lawsociety.org.uk/for-the-public/common-legal-issues/criminal/

Family Rights Group – www.frg.org.uk/legal-advice-and-information

 

Lone Parent Information

Gingerbread – www.gingerbread.org.uk

Family Lives – www.familylives.org.uk

 

Family Issues – Children’s Services

Family Action – www.family-action.org.uk/what-we-do/children-families/

Family Rights Group – www.frg.org.uk/ypa/need-help-or-advice/childrens-services#when-am-i-likely-come-into-contact-with-children%E2%80%99s-services

NSPCC – learning.nspcc.org.uk/services-children-families/past-services/

 

Bullying – For children and parents

www.bullying.co.uk/

www.kidscape.org.uk/

www.besomeonetotell.org.uk/

www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/

www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/types-bullying/

www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/bullying-and-cyberbullying/

 

Bullying in the workplace

www.gov.uk/workplace-bullying-and-harassment

www.citizensadvice.org.uk/work/problems-at-work/

www.acas.org.uk/media/pdf/r/l/Bullying-and-harassment-at-work-a-guide-for-employees.pdf

 

Support for healthy eating

NHS – www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/the-eatwell-guide/

NIDDK – www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management/helping-your-child-tips-for-parents

 

British Values

Pacey – www.pacey.org.uk/working-in-childcare/spotlight-on/british-values/

GOV – www.gov.uk/government/news/guidance-on-promoting-british-values-in-schools-published

 

Equality And Diversity

GOV – www.gov.uk/government/publications/equality-and-diversity-policy

ACAS – www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1363

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Mind – www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8YSous_t4AIVT7XtCh2REA8FEAAYAiAAEgIvl_D_BwE

Barnardos – www.barnardos.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer

Scope – www.scope.org.uk/volunteering/volunteer-roles

Home-Start – www.home-start.org.uk/why volunteer

Make a Wish – www.make-a-wish.org.uk/support-us/volunteer/opportunities

Volunteer opportunities with the West Midlands Police – www.familiesonline.co.uk/local/birmingham/in-the-know/west-midlands-police-looking-for-volunteers-to-help-the-force-in-spare-time

Volunteer opportunities with the Children’s Society – www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do/helping-children/childrens-society-west-midlands

Salvation Army – www.salvationarmy.org.uk/jobs

 

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