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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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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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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 pic.twitter.com/opZ73xImZ2 — 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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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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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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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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Peter Hay, Strategic Director for People, to retire

By on 25/01/2017 in Cllr Hamilton, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Peter Hay, Strategic Director for People, has today announced that he will be retiring this summer after 14 years with Birmingham City Council. Peter will take early retirement in July although he will stand down from his role as Strategic Director for People on 31 March. Between April and July he will be seconded to […]

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Birmingham care leavers to get council tax exemption

By on 24/01/2017 in Cllr Clancy, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has today confirmed it will introduce a council tax exemption for care leavers. Recommended by the Child Poverty Commission, the city council immediately set the process in motion, resulting in today’s announcement. The 100 per cent council tax exemption will be mandatory for care leavers until age 21 and discretionary until age […]

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Wholly-owned company the best option for Children’s Trust

By on 17/01/2017 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

A cabinet report setting out the preferred option for the Birmingham Children’s Trust has today been published. Cabinet member for children, families and schools Cllr Brigid Jones sets out why this is the best option for our young people. “We want all our children to have a fantastic childhood, and every option has been considered […]

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Response to new early years funding formula

By on 06/12/2016 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Funding figures have been released by the Department for Education showing that Birmingham nurseries will lose out to more affluent areas. Changes to the Early Years Funding Formula are set to reduce early education funding in Birmingham by even more than initially proposed, driving providers of nursery education and childcare towards closure. Final baseline funding […]

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