Sarah Kirby

Celebrating our staff on World Social Work Day

By on 21/03/2017 in Cllr Hamilton, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Watch @BhamCityCouncil social workers’ stories on world social work day #WSWD17 #Brum #localgov — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) March 21, 2017 Cabinet members Brigid Jones and Paulette Hamilton salute Birmingham City Council’s social workers on a very special day. On World Social Work Day we need to recognise the really important role that social workers […]

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Birmingham to name Stella Manzie as Interim Chief Executive

By on 20/03/2017 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Stella Manzie is set to be appointed Interim Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council.  A vastly experienced public servant, Ms Manzie has been chief executive at four major local authorities, was appointed to the Board of Her Majesty’s Treasury to contribute expertise about public service delivery and is a former senior civil servant with the […]

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On CSE awareness day, make a pledge to help stop abuse

By on 17/03/2017 in News with 0 Comments

People in Birmingham are being urged to unite against child sexual exploitation (CSE) and make a personal pledge to help tackle the abuse. Councils across the West Midlands, including Birmingham City Council, along with West Midlands Police are supporting national CSE awareness day on Saturday (18 March). Organised by the national charity NWG Network, which […]

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Driving up the quality of adult social care in Birmingham

.@PauletteHamilto talks about driving up the quality of adult social care in #Brum: #LocalGov — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) March 17, 2017 Councillor Paulette Hamilton, cabinet member for health and social care, talks about how we must work together as we seek to drive up the quality of adult social care in Birmingham… We […]

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Motor Neurone Disease Charter signed by city council

Birmingham City Council has agreed to adopt the motor neurone disease (MND) Charter in support of local people living with this terminal disease and their carers. MND is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease that can leave people locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk and eventually breathe. It kills around a third of […]

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We were right to be ambitious about reducing NEETs

By on 08/03/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Following the Chancellor’s budget speech today, which talked about equipping young people with the skills they need, Cllr Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, points to the work the local authority is doing to help young people, particularly NEETs. “Skills level in the city region will have a major impact not just on […]

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How apprenticeships can take you anywhere

Councillor Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, talks about the importance of apprenticeships ahead of addressing a national apprenticeship event in Birmingham   National Apprenticeship Week is the perfect time to highlight our continual drive to retain talent within Birmingham. We want to strengthen our local economy by ensuring we have the right […]

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Witnesses’ anonymity retained in ‘Trojan Horse’ hearings

By on 03/03/2017 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

The National College for Teaching and Leadership has today agreed that witnesses in the ‘Trojan Horse’ hearings should retain their anonymity, unless they have consented to be identified, or in four cases are already known to defendants. Birmingham City Council had lobbied for anonymity to be retained once it became apparent that it was at […]

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Secondary school intake – offers at March 2017

By on 01/03/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Today is national day of offer of secondary school places. Birmingham City Council’s school admissions and pupil placements team has offered advice and guidance to parents/carers and pupils and has processed over 15,000 applications for secondary school places   Birmingham pupils 15,182 Birmingham pupils applied to transfer to secondary school 65,817 preferences were expressed 11,935 […]

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Statement regarding Mark Rogers

By on 24/02/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Statement by Birmingham City Council The city council can confirm that Mark Rogers will be taking early retirement from the organisation with effect from 28 February 2017. We expect an interim chief executive will be in post shortly afterwards and have begun the search process. The recruitment process for a permanent chief executive will also […]

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