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About the SHAPE Programme

The SHAPE Programme is designed to listen to children and young people in Sandwell. 

The SHAPE Programme organises events and opportunities throughout the year for children and young people to engage in positive activities. Within this, the SHAPE Youth Forum, which is the true voice of youth representatives throughout Sandwell, come together to:

  • Be representatives of the voice of young people in Sandwell
  • Plan, develop and organise the activities and events of the SHAPE Programme
  • Support the Young Police Crime Commissioners in their role
  • Support the UK Youth Parliament Members and Deputy members and attend British Youth Council conventions
  • Be a group for council officers, members and officers from partner organisations to consult with
  • Be a link between SHAPE and your school/college

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…