July 24, 2020
What is nitrous oxide ?
Nitrous oxide is a colourless gas that people inhale, usually via a balloon. It’s also called balloons, nos, whippits, laughing gas, hippie crack chargers, noz.
It’s most commonly found in pressurised metal canisters.
You may have seen these in our parks and green spaces...
May 26, 2020
The National Police Chief’s Council and The Children’s Society have launched a campaign to raise awareness of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation during COVID-19.
The campaign is designed for key workers visiting premises during the crisis and also to raise public awareness of the signs to look...
April 30, 2020
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus that presents with flu-like symptoms including a fever, a cough or difficulty breathing.
Visit Dudley council for local advice.
April 9, 2020
Residents are warned to not hand over cash or card details to anyone over the phone or on their doorstep claiming to offer services in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
In recent weeks, the number of reported coronavirus related scams in Dudley borough has continued to rise.
The council’s s...
April 3, 2020
During these unprecedented times, partner organisations across Dudley are working harder than ever to support victims of domestic abuse.
The government has asked people to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives but for some, domestic abuse means home isn’t their safe place and support se...
March 25, 2020
Residents across the borough are warned to be on their guard as bogus callers try and cash in on the coronavirus outbreak.
Dudley Council’s trading standards team has had reports of local people being approached by bogus callers who are going door-to-door claiming to be authorised by the counc...
February 11, 2020
Roses will mean more than ‘I love you’ this Valentine’s day with the launch of a hard hitting campaign to address deaths on the roads.
Selected colleges across the Black Country will be custodians of a display of 116 red roses, one rose to represent each young person from the West Midlands age...
February 7, 2020
Victims of domestic violence and abuse can access all available support services within the borough by dialling one number.
Helpline supports victims of domestic abuse
The single point of contact (SPOC) number is 01384 455411 and gives those who need help a direct line to a range of support ser...
February 3, 2020
On Thursday 6 February, Safe & Sound is supporting International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FMG) which aims to raise awareness of FMG.
Did you know FMG is illegal in the UK? It’s also illegal to take a British or permanent resident abroad for FGM or to help someone try...
January 31, 2020
A free session helping people in the borough to stay safe online is being run next week.
Anyone who lives or works in the borough can sign up for Staying Safe Online. It takes place on Thursday February 6 from 5pm to 6pm at Dudley Wood Neighbourhood Learning Centre in Dudley Wood Road.
It is bei...