Birmingham Children’s Partnership - Who we are
Birmingham Children's Partnership is leading the strategic development of children and family services in the city.
The Birmingham Children’s Partnership brings together the local authority, the NHS, the police, the voluntary sector, the children’s trust, plus children and young people themselves, in order to work together to improve the lives of children and families in Birmingham.
Together we are committed to transforming the system of services and support, and improving the lives and outcomes of children and families.
The partnership was established in 2018, to help children to flourish in the city.
Our board of partners is accountable for the outcomes for children, young people and families, and we have a small team that leads changes across the city.
Chris Naylor, CEO, Birmingham City Council (Joint Chair)
Paul Jennings, CEO, Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (Joint Chair)
Andy Couldrick, CEO, Birmingham Children’s Trust
Brian Carr, CEO, Birmingham Voluntary Service Council
Prof Graeme Betts, Director Adult Social Care, Birmingham City Council
Justin Varney, Director of Public Health, Birmingham City Council
Mat Shaer, Chief Superintendent, West Midlands Police
Penny Thompson CBE, Independent Chair, Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board
Rachel O’Connor, Assistant CEO-STP, Birmingham and Solihull NHS CCG
Richard Kirby, CEO, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Richard Selwyn, Transformation Director, Birmingham Children’s Partnership
Sarah Jane Marsh, CEO, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Tim O’Neill, Director of Education of Skills, Birmingham City Council
Tom McNeil, Strategic Adviser, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner
Lauren Amery, Business Intelligence Analyst
Rachel Edwards, Head of Communications and Engagement
Nick Graham, Finance Manager
Richard Selwyn, Transformation Director
Maxine Tomlinson, Transformation and Improvement Manager
Rob Willoughby, Improvement Programme Lead
Amy Maclean - Senior Project Manager
Garath Symonds - Improvement Programme Lead