Tag: children’s services

Birmingham Children’s Trust takes next step forward

By on 18/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A report setting out which services will be transferred to Birmingham Children’s Trust is to go to the city council’s cabinet. The trust is currently in a ‘shadow’ period in order to test governance arrangements with the council, prior to full transition in April 2018. It will operate as a wholly-owned company. As well as […]

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Child sexual exploitation – how to recognise the stages of grooming

By on 04/07/2017 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Advice on how to recognise the stages of grooming is available from a regional partnership to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE). The regional see me, hear me campaign is encouraging young people and their parents to make themselves aware of how grooming can develop to help safeguard youngsters from this hidden crime. CSE […]

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New and fairer system for early years services in Birmingham

By on 19/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

“To give every child in Birmingham an equal chance to have the best start in life so they can achieve their full potential.” Birmingham City Council has launched a consultation on a new and fairer system for providing early years services for children and families in the city. The new system – to be delivered […]

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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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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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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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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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Birmingham children’s services – statement

By on 24/05/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Statement regarding Birmingham City Council children’s services:   As part of Birmingham City Council’s improvement journey it is the intention to move to a new model of children’s services – a voluntary trust. We are now at the start of the third year of our agreed improvement journey plan and it is acknowledged by our […]

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Children’s services – new directions and Andrew Christie appointment

By on 17/12/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Response to issue of new directions and Andrew Christie appointment The Department for Education (DfE) has today issued a new set of directions to Birmingham City Council in respect of its children’s services which require Birmingham to continue on its current improvement journey. As expected, the DfE has now announced the appointment of Andrew Christie […]

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Nursery child care in city set for £1.5m boost

By on 01/12/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Nursery child care in Birmingham is set to get a £1.5 million funding boost from the city council to ensure there is enough good quality provision across the city. Cabinet is being asked to approve the increase to the Early Education Entitlement (EEE) funding rate for youngsters aged two, three and four at private, voluntary […]

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