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SHAPE Programme

The SHAPE Programme is an initiative designed to listen to children and young people in Sandwell. An integral part of the programme is its SHAPE Youth Forum who help to plan and organise events in Sandwell for young people to engage in positive activities.

Annual Reports

Our annual reports provide an overview of all the exciting things that have taken place within SHAPE Programme

SHAPE Youth Forum

If you want to make a difference and improve the lives of young people in Sandwell, why not join SHAPE Youth Forum

SHAPE Your Talent

If you are a talented singer, musician, dancer or entertainer, why not apply to our annual talent show, recognised by The Voice Kids.

Youth Elections

Young people in Sandwell have the opportunity to be a Member of Youth Parliament, a Deputy Member of Youth Parliament or a Police Youth Crime Commissioner. Find out how to stand as a candidate

SHAPE Summer Fest

Our annual summer youth festival, brings together lots of activities and entertainment to Sandwell Valley Park in the largest young people’s event in Sandwell.

Shape Awards

The SHAPE programme has received recognition for its work locally, regionally and nationally.

Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-bullying week takes place in November when SHAPE, Police and Youth Services visit Primary and Secondary Schools in Sandwell to raise awareness of bullying. Does your school have a bullying issue, please speak to your school to get in contact

National Youth Takeover Challenge

Takeover Challenge

Take the opportunity to step into the role of a Director, Cabinet Member or Senior Management of the Council or any other organisation in Sandwell or Chair a Board meeting and challenge members through this national initiative