Children’s Services Participation Team

The Child’s Voice

Children’s Services’ Participation Team

Sandwell’s children and young people can have their say on issues that matter to them, and the Participation Team will listen to what they have to say, so that Sandwell Council can make things better for children and young people in the future.

The Participation Team runs various groups and events that children and young people can get involved with, which are run in partnership with different agencies and organisations, internal and external to the council:

Looked After Young People’s Board (11 to 18-year-olds)

Care Leavers Forum (18 to 24-year-olds)

Young People’s Safeguarding Group

SHAPE our Future

Looked After Young People’s Youth Club


The team also provide training for professionals and carers, and facilitate young people’s interview panels, so children and young people can have their say about who is recruited to jobs in children’s services.

If you would like the Participation Team to provide training for you, or just want to find out more about what the team does, please phone 0121 569 5814 or 07805816215.


Alternatively you can email: – regarding children in care or care leavers – regarding participation activities for all children and young people


To download a copy of the participation strategy please click here.


Key Partnerships