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About the SHAPE Programme

shape 5 key strands

Sandwell’s SHAPE Programme is a Child’s Voice Initiative designed to listen to children and young people in Sandwell.

It focusses on the 5 Every Child Matters Outcomes:

  • Staying Safe
  • Being Healthy
  • Enjoying & Achieving
  • Making a Positive Contribution
  • Economic Wellbeing

Through the SHAPE Programme, we run a variety of events throughout the year.

This includes our SHAPE Youth Festival, SHAPE Youth Forum, SHAPE Your Talent and many more. You can find out more about all of our events here.

The SHAPE Programme is governed by the SHAPE Strategic Board, which is made up of many partners including the Police, Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS and the Community and Voluntary Sector. The Board report to the Health and Wellbeing Board and the Strategic Commissioning Partnership for children, young people and families.

The governance structure below show all the key organisations and partnerships the SHAPE Programme is linked to.

The SHAPE Programme uses a collaborative approach to engaging with children and young people through events and initiatives. Below are some of the stakeholders and partners we have worked with…