Improvements recognised by Ofsted

Improvements recognised by Ofsted

Improvements recognised by Ofsted Click to enlarge

18 Jan 2019

Progress made by Birmingham Children’s Trust

For the first time in more than ten years children’s social care services in Birmingham have no longer been judged as 'inadequate' thanks to progress made by Birmingham Children’s Trust.

This year, visitors to the COMPASS Jobs Fair, Birmingham will have the opportunity to speak to the event sponsor, Birmingham Children’s Trust about the significant improvements they have made to the children’s social care services in Birmingham.

Andrew Christie, chair of Birmingham Children’s Trust, said: “When the Children’s Trust began life in April 2018, we were determined to inject pace into the improvement of children’s social care services in Birmingham. This inspection indicates we are making the necessary progress but that we have much more still to do.”

“We now have a stable workforce, with low rates of agency social workers, lower turnover, more social workers joining us and fewer leaving the Trust, and as the inspection notes our staff know their children well and go the extra mile.”

Councillor Kate Booth, Cabinet Member for Children’s Wellbeing at Birmingham City Council, said: “I am very pleased that Ofsted have recognised the continued progress made by the council and the Children’s Trust in delivering improving services for vulnerable children in the city.”

“I am grateful to the social workers, family support workers and managers whose commitment has made this progress possible.”

You can find out more about the recent inspection and how the trust achieved its rapid improvements at the COMPASS Jobs Fair, Birmingham in their seminar, ‘Our experience of an Ofsted inspection’. They will also be giving talks on a number of other topics including:

•    Young People’s Voices from our Children in Care Council and Care Leavers’ Forum
•    Corporate Parenting – How we do it in Birmingham
•    What it’s like as an ASYE – 1 year in

The COMPASS Jobs Fair, Birmingham takes place on 4 March 2019 from 9.30am – 4.30pm at The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre.

Register for your FREE ticket now using the link below: