Sarah Kirby

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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Week of action to tackle CSE

By on 17/02/2017 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Commuters and young people in Birmingham will be encouraged to get to know the signs of grooming and child sexual exploitation (CSE) during a week of action. Next week, officers from Birmingham City Council, along with regional CSE leads, will be out and about at New Street station raising awareness of this horrific, hidden crime […]

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After listening to citizens, Birmingham City Council to set 2017/18 budget

Following one of the largest pieces of consultation Birmingham City Council has completed, the 2017/18 proposed budget will be taken to Cabinet on 14th February. The consultation saw over 3,000 people respond and around 100,000 people engaged with during the activity to seek views on the proposals. Following this consultation a number of changes have […]

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Making the case for fairer adult social care funding

By on 07/02/2017 in Blog, News with 0 Comments

Councillor Paulette Hamilton, cabinet member for health and social care, reflects on her meeting with the new under-secretary for community health and care. In August last year, I wrote to the David Mowat MP, congratulating him on his appointment as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care.   I set out concerns that […]

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Birmingham school praised for tackling FGM

By on 07/02/2017 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

West Midlands Police has praised a Birmingham school for tackling the issue of FGM in the classroom – and helping safeguard young girls from the barbaric practice. Bordesley Green Girls’ School delivers assemblies to students from Year 7 in a bid to raise awareness of Female Genital Mutilation – and has even included it in […]

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