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Good progress for children’s services

By on 24/11/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Reports setting out progress made in children’s social care services and education are to go before the city council. Children’s social care is over a year into its three-year improvement plan and the report sets out progress so far and plans for the next two years. The next two years will focus on improving social […]

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Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board annual report

By on 18/11/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Jane Held, independent chair of the multi-agency Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board, will present her annual report to the education and vulnerable children overview and scrutiny committee on 25 November. She said: “The report presents a positive picture of progress over the year in most aspects of the board’s work. There is clear evidence that as […]

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Reducing youth offending in Birmingham

By on 15/10/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

A plan setting out the priorities for the city’s youth justice service and reviewing the previous year’s performance is to be presented to cabinet. Birmingham has the lowest re-offending rate of all core cities, with an average of 0.92 re-offences, and is below the national average of 1.14. The Birmingham Youth Justice Plan 2015/16 shows […]

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An afternoon on the frontline with a social worker

By on 07/10/2015 in Blog, Cllr Jones, News with 1 Comment

Cllr Brigid Jones, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services at Birmingham City Council, blogs on a recent spell she spent shadowing a social worker, the first of what will be a series of such visits…

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Attracting the best teaching talent to the city

By on 16/09/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is pioneering a new way of recruiting teachers in order to attract and nurture the best talent in the profession. Called the Teacher Talent Team (TTT), it is a partnership between the city council, participating teaching schools, Birmingham Education Partnership and specialist recruitment company Educate. Good and outstanding teachers with post-qualification experience […]

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Creative skills lead to award for Birmingham children in care

By on 29/07/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Ten young people who helped design and create Birmingham City Council’s owl for the city’s Big Hoot event have received an award from the High Sheriff for their efforts. The mosaic owl, which currently stands outside the Pavilions shopping centre, in High Street, was created by internationally renowned artist Caroline Jariwala with young people aged […]

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New early years service to offer fairer provision

By on 19/06/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Consultation is set to start on a fresh new integrated early years service for children in Birmingham. In October 2015 public health services for 0-5 year olds become the responsibility of councils, Birmingham City Council is set to transform its provision by integrating it with children’s centres and early years provision. Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet […]

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New procedure for school govenor appointments

By on 16/06/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

A new procedure for appointing school governors and a recommended code of conduct is to go before cabinet. A cabinet report recommends that the current interim procedure is revoked and the new procedure for selection, nomination and removal of local authority governors for schools and academies is implemented. The new procedure will ensure that no […]

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Response to children’s safeguarding report to scrutiny

By on 03/06/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 1 Comment

A report will go to the education and vulnerable children scrutiny committe on 10 June about children’s social care and safeguarding and education. Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member, children’s services: We are now one year into our three year improvement journey in children’s safeguarding. I want to set out for you how far we have […]

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New Cabinet confirmed

Birmingham City Council’s new Cabinet has been confirmed, with Cllr Paulette Hamilton named the new Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care.

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