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.
|National Review into the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes & Star Hobson Webinar
The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel have recorded a webinar on their National Review into the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson. The webinar took place on Thursday 30th June to inform child protection professionals of the review’s findings. The recording highlights the points and recommendations from the review and is now available to watch online. They have also published a short briefing note for practitioners.
|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.
The campaign, delivered by the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership alongside Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group, launched on Thursday 9th June 2022, during Child Safety Week. The campaign urges parents and carers to never, ever shake a baby, regardless of how overwhelmed or stressed they might feel, and has been endorsed by the Birmingham Children’s Trust, West Midlands Police, Birmingham City Council and HM Prison and Probation Service.
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group have produced a set of two short films designed to raise awareness of the issue. You can watch the films on the BSolCCG ICON webpage.
Penny Thompson CBE, Independent Chair of Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership said:
“Whilst looking after a baby can be highly rewarding and enjoyable, it is not without its stressful moments – often leaving parents and careers exhausted and at their wits end. So having ensured the baby is safe where it lies, walking away briefly is the best thing to do. Babies will cry.
With research showing crying is a major trigger for shaking a baby, our campaign’s aim is to reduce the numbers of children at risk across Birmingham. It reminds parents and carers ‘all babies cry’ and urges them to ‘stay in control’ in those challenging situations. Although this is a Birmingham-based campaign, given the national importance of keeping babies safe, we hope our message will be shared across the country.”
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Right Help, Right Time
On the 15th December 2021, the BSCP published the refreshed Birmingham’s threshold guidance ‘Right Help, Right Time’. The updated guidance (Version 5 with a light blue cover), is now available to download to your phone, work computer and other electronic devices or if you prefer you can print off a hard copy. The new version replaces the previous version dated February 2020 (with a lilac cover). Click here to access the updated guidance.