The purpose of this mapping exercise was to identify existing rock and pop provision in formal and non-formal settings for children and young people in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough in the West Midlands, and to make recommendations for growing a mutually supportive network for rock and pop providers that ultimately improves the outcomes for the children and young people they serve.

The research was commissioned by SIPS Education Music and Arts Service (Sandwell Inspired Partnership Services) sipseducation.co.uk which was established in 2012 as a mutual company majority owned by the education settings to whom it provides services. Its lead partner is Sandwell Music and Arts Service.