working in partnership with

The SWEET Project

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The SWEET Project works in partnership with other agencies which underpin our induction and training. These include:

  • West Midlands Police
  • West Midlands Fire Service
  • Schools in South Birmingham
  • Local Authority Children’s Services
  • Local Authority Adult Services
  • Inclusion
  • Judicial Services

West Midlands Police

The local neighborhood police unit offers a consultancy service once a month at The SWEET Project where students and service users can seek one-to-one advice about anti-social behavior, crime, personal safety and home security.

Birmingham City Council South Children’s Services

BCC SCS provides training in single assessments and life story work. They make referrals to The SWEET Project, including child protection and children-in-need cases. On behalf of the City Council, SWEET has undertaken international social work, Section 7 cases and family group conferencing. The City Council and The SWEET Project are piloting an innovative project involving research into the single assessments undertaken by SWEET and referred by Children’s Services.

Local Churches

The local churches have regularly supported the SWEET Project with generous donations from parishioners including household items, clothing, toys and donations of money. Canon Rob Morris (until recently Rector of Kings Norton), the Reverend Donald Sampson and Pauline Weaver (Children’s Worker for Kings Norton Team Parish) have been staunch supporters of SWEET since its inception in March 2010. Students regularly support the Stay and Play group at St Nicolas’ Church on a Thursday morning.

West Midlands Fire Service

The Fire Service conduct home fire safety assessments and will fit free smoke alarms as necessary.

Health Services

A Health Visitor from Hawkesley Medical Centre is available for training on child development. Students are given the opportunity to observe a baby clinic and monthly consultations with a Health Visitor at SWEET to identify early childhood concerns.

Schools

The SWEET Project has been delivering direct work sessions in schools throughout South Birmingham since 2010. Direct work is seen as the most appropriate and effective way of ascertaining a child’s wishes and feelings in a safe and familiar environment. Since September 2014, schools have been offered the opportunity of buying holistic tailor-made support at very reasonable rates.

It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with you all. I have been really impressed with all you have done and your commitment to providing high-quality support and placements for the students and also for providing support and input to some of the most vulnerable families and children in Birmingham.

I know this has been done in sometimes challenging and difficult circumstances and your commitment and expertise have always impressed me.

Ruth Jenkins, Assistant Director of Birmingham Children’s Services

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