Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership
The Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership is independently chaired and consists of three key partners. In Birmingham the Local Authority, Birmingham & Solihull CCG and West Midlands Police share equal responsibility for developing and leading the partnership arrangements. For more information on our local arrangements and to download a copy of the Business Improvement Plan 2019/21 click here.
“Birmingham is a family friendly city where children will flourish, feel safe, listened to, learn and grow up, able to actively contribute to society.”
Worried about a child?
Outside of normal office hours please call 0121 675 4806 for the Emergency Duty Team
For more information about making a referral and to access the Request for Support form - click here.
|BSCP Practitioners' Forum
The bulletin and presentation from the Practitioner Forum has been published. To read the bulletin and for more information on joining click here.
The NSPCC are here if you’re concerned about a child, if you’re a parent or carer looking for advice, or if you’re a professional in need of information and guidance. For more information: click here
|Published Today - Learning Lessons from Practice Reviews - April 2020
A 'Learning Lessons from Practice Reviews Briefing Note' is now available to download. The briefing note provides a short summary of the review, identifies key learning and and highlights areas for practice improvement. For more information click here.
The BSCP has made readily available advice and support documents that have been produced for professionals, parents and carers and children and young people during the Coronavirus pandemic. For more information click here.
|Making sure we support the most vulnerable citizens: key helpline launched.
Birmingham City Council has launched an emergency response hub to ensure access to support is available for the most vulnerable citizens. For more information click here.
|Resolution and Escalation Protocol
During these challenging times front-line practitioners are doing a fantastic job in working together to safeguard and protect children and families across the city. We recognise there will be differences in opinion that will need to be resolved. The Resolution and Escalation Protocol is available to ensure that when such situations arise they are resolved in a timely manner. To read the Protocol: click here.
|E-Learning: ‘Right Help, Right Time’ (RHRT)– Delivering Effective Support for Children and Families in Birmingham (Version 4 - February 2020)
A new e-learning package is available to support understanding and application of RHRT, which is essential guidance for everyone who works with children, young people & families in Birmingham. For more information on how to undertake the e-learning training: click here.
BSCP Campaign - ‘Keeping Children Safe is Everybody’s Business’
The Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership have launched a public awareness campaign ‘Keeping Children Safe is Everybody’s Business’ in response to key learning that has emerged from a number of Serious Case Reviews. The aim is to raise community awareness of what to do if you are worried about a child and most importantly to encourage members of the public to call Birmingham Childrens Trust Children’s Advice & Support Service to report their concerns, so action can be taken to safeguard and protect the child. To find out more information about the campaign click here.