Tag: Cllr Brigid Jones

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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Birmingham praised by Stonewall for tackling homophobia in schools

By on 28/06/2017 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council impresses in Stonewall Education Equality Index Index measures success of local schools and inclusion of LGBT issues Local authority provides fantastic online support for LGBT young people Stonewall, Britain’s lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, has again named Birmingham City Council as one of the best local authorities in Britain for […]

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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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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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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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On CSE awareness day, make a pledge to help stop abuse

By on 17/03/2017 in News with 0 Comments

People in Birmingham are being urged to unite against child sexual exploitation (CSE) and make a personal pledge to help tackle the abuse. Councils across the West Midlands, including Birmingham City Council, along with West Midlands Police are supporting national CSE awareness day on Saturday (18 March). Organised by the national charity NWG Network, which […]

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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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