Partners Advisory Group

The Partners Advisory Group meets every three months to discuss anything that they feel is going well, or if they have found anything that could be worked on to further help and support young people accessing multiple services. 

The Babcock Careers Advice Team

The Babcock Careers Advice Team offers free, impartial careers advice to young people aged 16-18 who are not in education, employment or training. The team also provide careers advice to elective home educated students in years 10 and 11 and to Looked After Children if they do not receive careers advice from a school. If you fall into any of these categories and would like careers support, please contact the team on 01905 678147 or E-mail

Talent Match

Talent Match helps young people aged 18-24 years old and who are furthest from the jobs market, including those who are completely outside of benefits, work and the training system and facing severe barriers to gaining the skills they need to get into work. We support our young people to be the best they can, gaining skills & confidence along the way. Each journey is specific to that young person, there is no time limit to the support we provide as long as it meets the needs of that young person and that they are progressing towards the goals they have set.

The ContinU Trust

The ContinU Trust is a charitable company established by the seven Secondary Schools of the Wyre Forest and Hagley, and Kidderminster College, with partner members from the Universities of Birmingham and Wolverhampton, Barnardo’s and Worcestershire County Council. This unique collaboration of high quality education providers has the shared purpose of supporting all young people in the area to achieve their potential. It currently delivers contracts in a range of service areas including the new “10:32” Early Help Service (with Barnardo’s and Vestia) and has opened the first Free School in Worcestershire – the ContinU Plus Academy which is an Alternative Provision Free School. Since foundation we have welcomed new partners TDM Ltd (Wyre Academy) and Wyre Forest School.


Our Mission


The ContinU Trust will, through collective responsibility, provide a rich, varied and high quality learning experience for all young people in all our institutions and by doing so we will engage more learners and increase their successes. We know we can do more for all our learners together than we ever could alone. The ContinU Trust will remain inclusive and welcome new partner engagement in realising this vision.

North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership

Safer Wyre Forest aims to deliver a range of community safety initiatives and work with agencies and communities to help keep “Wyre Forest a safer place to live, work and visit”. 

This can be achieved by working together to reduce crime, the fear of crime, disorder and anti-social behavior that affect our local communities, to help everyone feel safe where they live.


Swanswell is a national recovery charity that helps people change and be happy. We believe in a society free from problem alcohol and drug use.

In Worcestershire, we offer support for children and young people who are affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use. We also help young people who are worried about their own drug or alcohol use.

Our service is for anyone under 21 years of age.

Safeguarding Children If You Are Worried About a Child

If you have reason to believe that a child or young person is at immediate risk from harm contact the Police on 999.

If you have any concerns about a particular child or young person and feel that they may be in need of protection or safeguarding, then please contact the Family Front Door on 01905 822666 from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.

For assistance out of office hours (5:00pm to 8:30 am weekdays and all day at weekends and bank holidays) please contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 01905 768020.

Homeless Intervention Team

Assessment and support of 16 and 17 year old young people, presenting to the Local Authority as homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Dave Latham Private Counsellor Dip. Counselling MBACP

My role as your Counsellor is to help you to explore the feelings and emotions that are often related to your current/past life experiences. I offer you the opportunity to reflect on what is happening in your world and for me to support you therapeutically to explore alternative ways of copings and dealing with emotive issues, that impact negatively on your life and to family and friends that are dear to you..


I appreciate how difficult it can be to discuss personal problems or even where or how to begin, but I offer a safe place to express your feelings and concerns, listen to you without judgement, and give you the time and safety to explore your emotional concerns, and support you through your decision making process.


I work with a person-centred approach to Counselling which means I believe you are the expert on your life. You can talk over any issue(s) openly and honestly, so you feel heard and understood and most importantly you will learn to articulate what you are feeling in a way that gives you the clarity needed to resolve any issue(s) and the strength to move forward with your life.

My name is Fay Naylor and I am a qualified Counsellor, working in private practice.

My background is varied, but I have spent much time in the Social Care industry, working within the fostering and adoption arena. I have worked with vulnerable children and young adults with learning disabilities, and mentored survivors of domestic abuse.

I have extensive experience working with bereaved clients and consider this to be one of my specialisms.

I counsel for a wide variety of issues, including anxiety and depression. People often don’t know what brings them to counselling – if this is you, I can help you to find some answers.

I am honest and straight talking. I have good humour and communicate easily with others, in a non-judgmental and empathetic manner.

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