Sarah Kirby

Birmingham Children’s Trust takes next step forward

By on 18/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A report setting out which services will be transferred to Birmingham Children’s Trust is to go to the city council’s cabinet. The trust is currently in a ‘shadow’ period in order to test governance arrangements with the council, prior to full transition in April 2018. It will operate as a wholly-owned company. As well as […]

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Birmingham ‘Rights Rangers’ promoting children’s rights

By on 13/07/2017 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Children across Birmingham schools have been learning all about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – and how they can embed these values in their daily school lives. Working with Unicef, schools are working towards the Rights Respecting School award. So far 191 schools have received training, with 116 achieving their Recognition […]

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Child sexual exploitation – how to recognise the stages of grooming

By on 04/07/2017 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Advice on how to recognise the stages of grooming is available from a regional partnership to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE). The regional see me, hear me campaign is encouraging young people and their parents to make themselves aware of how grooming can develop to help safeguard youngsters from this hidden crime. CSE […]

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Birmingham celebrates its mental health professionals

By on 29/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Bridget Sullivan-Blakeney (above) talks about her role as an AMHP   Cllr Paulette Hamilton, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, and Mental Health Champion, praises the work done by Birmingham City Council’s Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs). Our social workers who are also Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) do a fantastic job, one that […]

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Birmingham praised by Stonewall for tackling homophobia in schools

By on 28/06/2017 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council impresses in Stonewall Education Equality Index Index measures success of local schools and inclusion of LGBT issues Local authority provides fantastic online support for LGBT young people Stonewall, Britain’s lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, has again named Birmingham City Council as one of the best local authorities in Britain for […]

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City to observe Finsbury Park silence today

By on 26/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

There will be a national one minute silence today, Monday 26 June at 12 noon, for the victims of the attack near Finsbury Park Mosque. The Lord Mayor, Cllr Anne Underwood, will observe the silence from outside the Council House and everyone is invited to join her. Please note, there will be some prayers prior […]

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Schools catering team serves up big award

By on 20/06/2017 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

‘We’re all about the kids’ is the message from Cityserve which has won the MJ (Municipal Journal) Achievement Award 2017 for the Best Council Services Team at an awards ceremony in London on 15 June. Cityserve is the council’s leading provider of non-education services to schools in Birmingham, supporting almost 300 school catering partnerships and […]

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New and fairer system for early years services in Birmingham

By on 19/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

“To give every child in Birmingham an equal chance to have the best start in life so they can achieve their full potential.” Birmingham City Council has launched a consultation on a new and fairer system for providing early years services for children and families in the city. The new system – to be delivered […]

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National Clean Air Day: survey reveals air quality as major issue for Brummies

By on 15/06/2017 in Blog, Cllr Trickett with 0 Comments

As Birmingham marks the first ever National Clean Air Day, Councillor Lisa Trickett, cabinet member with responsibility for air quality, reflects on the findings of a recent council survey on the issue and the simple steps people can take to improve air quality across the city. Today (Thursday 15 June), Birmingham will join other cities […]

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Ofsted visit finds ‘steady progress’ in Birmingham children’s services

By on 13/06/2017 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

An Ofsted report, following a monitoring visit to examine the progress of children’s services since its latest full inspection in September last year, has found the city council “is making steady progress, and has taken some important steps in improving services for its children and young people”.                 […]

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