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 2021/23 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.
|Child safety awareness campaign urges parents to ‘Never, Ever Shake a Baby’
A new video campaign has been launched in response to concerns surrounding shaken baby cases in Birmingham.
|National Review into the deaths of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson
The national Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel published the independent review into the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, 6 and Star Hobson, 16-months on 26th May 2022 . The independent review makes eight national recommendations that all safeguarding partnerships across the country will need to consider as they take forward the key learning.
Penny Thompson CBE, Independent Chair, Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership said:
“We acknowledge the findings from the independent review and will work tirelessly to embed both the national recommendations and the transferrable local learning from Bradford and Solihull where the two children lived and sadly died. Arthur was born and lived in Birmingham before moving to Solihull so his tragic death has had a profound impact on the city, and all those that knew him and helped to support the family during his short life. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to his family and all those who knew and loved him. Our thoughts also go out to Star’s family.
We recognise the complex and challenging role that professionals face on a daily basis working to protect the most vulnerable children in our communities. Those responsible for the murders of Arthur and Star have been brought to justice. While we cannot turn back the clocks, we can ensure that we do our utmost to take forward the important learning from this National Review. In Birmingham we strive to continuously improve our multi-agency child protection arrangements to better protect and support vulnerable children and families.”
To access a copy of the National Review and press statements click on the links below:
Right Help, Right Time