In November 2018, 83 senior delegates from across Birmingham attended the Birmingham Children’s Improvement Forum. There were representatives from health, social care, education, police, third sector, and parents and carers of children who use the services. The aim was to create a new narrative on how the leadership would improve children’s services in Birmingham.
A number of recent inspections by CQC and Ofsted had identified shortcomings in the current system, including the absence of a single multi-party vision and a supporting strategy for children's services in Birmingham, which clearly explained how we would improve outcomes for children in the city. The Birmingham Children’s Improvement Forum was a unique opportunity for all stakeholders to come together to discuss the challenges in our current way of working, develop a shared vision and share learning and ideas for how we improve.
The report summarises the key discussions from the Birmingham Children’s Improvement Forum, showing the views, actions and ideas for improvement suggested by delegates during the day.
Find out more:
- Birmingham Children's Improvement Forum report
- SEND parents survey results
- Joint local area SEND written statement of action published (11 January 2019)
- Response to Ofsted and CQC joint local area SEND inspection (10 September 2018)
- Joint local area SEND inspection in Birmingham (3 September 2018)
- SEND services in Birmingham and Solihull