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Options for Voluntary Children’s Trust

By on 14/09/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Two options for a voluntary children’s trust are proposed for further development, if approved by the city council’s cabinet. This follows the council’s decision in May that a children’s trust offers significant opportunities to improve children’s services. Further to an appraisal of 19 possible options, a wholly-owned company and an employee-owned mutual have emerged as […]

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Sexual exploitation campaign spreading the word

  A campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation is going big and bold on a key motorway route to spread the word about this hidden crime. Motorists travelling through the M6/M5 junction this bank holiday weekend will see the message ‘Could this be your child?’ on a large digital motorway sign. Aimed at […]

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See Me, Hear Me – CSE awareness campaign

By on 18/08/2016 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A website raising awareness of child sexual exploitation has received almost 6,000 hits in the first two weeks of a new digital media campaign. The ‘Do you know what your friend’s doing’ campaign launched on 1 August, encouraging young people to look out for signs of grooming and sexual exploitation among their friends. Developed in […]

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Children’s services trust – the case for change

As the first cabinet report about moving the city council’s children’s services towards a trust is published, setting out the case for change and exploring a range of options, Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children, families and schools, sets out the case for change. We are at the start of the third year of […]

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Campaign tackles sexual exploitation of boys

By on 11/07/2016 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Campaign tackles the grooming and sexual exploitation of boys and young men People are encouraged to see the risks, not the gender and play their part in helping to tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE). CSE can happen to boys as well as girls is the latest message from a regional campaign to raise awareness of […]

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Birmingham in top ten best councils for tackling homophobia in schools

By on 08/07/2016 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Stonewall, Britain’s leading lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, has named Birmingham City Council as one of the best local authorities in Britain for tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and celebrating difference in its schools. This comes as the charity today publishes its annual Education Equality Index, listing the top 10 local authorities […]

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Kids Court brings speeding motorists to justice

 “You could have killed one of us” It’s back to school for speeding offenders, as children take hard-hitting message to drivers breaking 20mph speed limit School children from Ward End Primary spent a day asking speeding drivers to account for their actions, after they were caught breaking a 20mph speed limit outside the school. Over […]

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Graduates to train as children’s social workers in Birmingham with Frontline

By on 14/06/2016 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Graduates to train as children’s social workers in Birmingham with Frontline Frontline and Birmingham are today announcing a partnership that will see the expansion of the Frontline programme into the West Midlands. As part of this growth the charity will be working with Birmingham – the biggest council in England – alongside a number of […]

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Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day 2016

By on 15/03/2016 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day 2016 is on Friday 18 March. Birmingham City Council and local authorities and police across the region continue to carry out activity to prevent and tackle CSE. On awareness day, people are being asked to make personal pledges on how they can help raise awareness and ensure the issue […]

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School admissions for academic year 2017/18

By on 10/02/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

School admission numbers for the academic year 2017/18 are to go before cabinet for approval. Following consultation, a report will ask cabinet to approve admission numbers for all local authority-controlled schools, and to note admission numbers for academies and free schools. While academy trusts and governing bodies set admission arrangements and oversubscription criteria for academies, […]

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