Fraud and Scam Awareness Briefing

Dudley (CYPF) Network

You are invited to a briefing session to raise the awareness of fraud, scams (online and offline) and rogue traders. This event is open for Dudley residents and those who work with them.

Every year the British public loses billions of pounds to scammers who bombard us with online, mail, door to door and telephone scams.

Scams (or frauds) are often difficult to investigate; they can be complicated and often involve many people (both victims and suspects). They can take a lot of resources to investigate and courts can find it difficult to convict suspects because of the grey area that exists between dishonesty and sharp practice.

Prevention through awareness is therefore a vital strand in combating scammers.

Individuals do not need to be ‘vulnerable’ to be a victim of fraud or a scam, it can happen to anybody, at any age and the increased use of modern technology is another…

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Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence awareness

Dudley (CYPF) Network

Dear Colleagues,

As part of the work Safe and Sound, DSCB and DSAB are undertaking around Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse,  Dudley Domestic Abuse Forum invites you to a briefing session on Monday 11th December 2017 at 9.30am.

The briefing session will be presented by Detective Inspector Wendy Bird, West Midlands Police Part time lead for HBA, FM and FGM. The presentation will and last approximately 1 hour, followed by some time for questions.

Please book onto the event using the below link, using the password safeandsound2

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CSE Awareness Training

Dudley (CYPF) Network

Places are currently available on the Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) training taking place at Saltwells EDC on 14th November from 9.30-4.30.


Please see the website for additional dates and more information:–trafficking/

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Switch and Brook offer a new service

Dudley (CYPF) Network

Switch and Brook are pleased to announce that Brook,  the sexual health & wellbeing service for under 25s, are now co-located with Switch at 1 Castle street, Dudley.

 Brook services include:-

  • Contraception
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Screening for infections
  • Termination referrals
  • Counselling

Clinic times:

Tuesdays 3.30pm – 8.00pm.

Saturdays 12.00pm – 4.00pm

Brook contact number 07810 701134

Switch contact number 01384 241440

Disabled Access

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NEW – Neglect Training

Dudley (CYPF) Network

Please see below details of our NEW Neglect course that is being offered at Saltwells

Course Information

Neglect is an issue that affects a large number of children in the UK. From research, we know that Neglect accounts for approximately 70% of the 144 reviews from 2012 -2015. We also know that; Neglect can be life threatening and needs to be treated with as much urgency as other categories of maltreatment, and Neglect with the most serious outcomes is not confined to the younger children, but can and does occurs across all ages.

The introduction of this basis awareness course ensures practitioners have insight into signs, symptoms and understanding of the need for early interventions and the importance of capturing the voice of the child.

Who is this course for?

This course is for all staff with responsibility for safeguarding children, including education, health, residential, foster carers, youth workers, and…

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Protect your volunteers @Dudley CVS #wiseupwednesdays #volmgttoolkit

- health

Health and safety is a key consideration when involving volunteers and they should feel safe whilst they are volunteering. Risk assessments are essential.

However, there are other ways to protect volunteers, such as ensuring they are not out-of-pocket and get their expenses reimbursed, plus ensuring their personal details are kept in a secure and confidential manner.

This section of the Volunteer Management Toolkit looks at key considerations and although there are only five questions in this section, they are essential to an effective volunteer programme.

For more information about the Volunteer Management Toolkit, please visit or contact Eileen at the Volunteer Centre on