Tag: safeguarding

Penny Thompson CBE to lead partners in improving wellbeing of city’s children

By on 22/04/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Penny Thompson CBE has been appointed as the new independent chair of the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board. She takes over the post from Jane Held, whose four-year term ended in March. Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council, thanked Jane for all that she had done in Birmingham since 2012, praising her “highly pragmatic […]

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Trojan Horse briefing – June 9

By on 09/06/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council Response to the Ofsted Inspections of Birmingham Schools and Trojan Horse Headlines We are reassured that Ofsted has presented no evidence of a plot or conspiracy but there have been unacceptable actions by a few people in a few schools We are here to ensure that our children and young people get […]

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New system to tackle drug and drink problems

By on 17/12/2013 in Cllr Bedser, News with 0 Comments

A major review of substance misuse and recovery in Birmingham will put a new focus on tackling the misery caused by drug and alcohol problems across the city. Following an extensive consultation with service users and providers, proposals for the new £20 million-a-year system have been approved by Birmingham City Council's Cabinet. A competitive tendering process […]

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New push to tackle adult abuse

By on 27/09/2013 in Cllr Bedser, News with 0 Comments

An award winning campaign designed to protect Birmingham’s most vulnerable adults from abuse is being relaunched next week. The Eyes and Ears adult safeguarding campaign urges people to report their concerns if they fear a vulnerable adult is being abused. And Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB) is hoping to repeat the success of a similar […]

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Statement from Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board

By on 01/12/2011 in News with 0 Comments

The Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) has today published a Serious Case Review (SCR) into the death of two-year-old Kristiana Logina. In February last year Kristiana sustained 10 per cent burns to her body from a scalding shower. Kristiana's mother and partner were convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to a term of imprisonment, because they […]

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‘Eyes and ears’ safeguarding campaign

By on 19/09/2011 in News with 0 Comments

'You are the eyes and ears for adults who may be suffering abuse.' That's the message to the public from the Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB) to encourage people to report suspected abuse of vulnerable adults. Sheila Rochester, chair of the multi-agency board, said: “Helping to protect our most vulnerable adult citizens from any form […]

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Iman Yousef trial – statement

By on 28/10/2010 in News with 0 Comments

Following the sentencing of Iman Yousef today (October 28), the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board has issued the following statement: A Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board spokesperson said: “A Serious Case Review has been initiated into this case and now that criminal proceedings have completed it will be sent to Ofsted. We cannot comment any further at […]

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City responds to Ofsted judgement

By on 09/12/2009 in Video News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council's Children's Services was today given a “performs poorly” rating by Ofsted. The inspection body says the judgement is because of issues highlighted in protecting children. Cllr Les Lawrence, Birmingham's Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families, argues Ofsted's assessment is flawed and does not provide an accurate reflection of how the […]

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Focus fixed on improving lives of vulnerable young people

By on 09/12/2009 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council today said that the Council, with health and police partners, remains focused on protecting the lives of vulnerable children after Ofsted repeated its “inadequate” rating for safeguarding children. The Authority said it was “disappointed” the inspection body has not shifted from the judgement initially delivered last year, despite a raft of improvements […]

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Let's hear it from the kids!

By on 04/12/2009 in Blog with 0 Comments

Colin Tucker, Birmingham’s head of Children’s Social Care, talks about his work as he goes about moving the service out of its Notice to Improve. So we know ourselves well and what we now need to do to continue improving.  More excellent Ofsted feedback on LACES (Looked After Children’s Education Services) and preparation going well for […]

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