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Birmingham Children’s Partnership Members

Our Aim

Our aim is, by working together, to facilitate the improvement of services for children in the city.

Our ambition is for ‘Birmingham to be a city where children flourish’

The six organisations involved in this partnership have committed to working together, taking action that will see Birmingham as a great place to grow up.

The BCP will lead the development, implementation and monitoring of an annual set of priorities to improve the health and wellbeing of children in the city.

The Partnership members are drawn from all of the main public sector agencies in Birmingham

  • Paul Jennings, CEO, Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
  • Clive Heaphy, Interim CEO, Birmingham City Council (BCC) and BCP Chair
  • Andy Couldrick, CEO, Birmingham Children’s Trust (BCT)
  • Richard Kirby, CEO, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Penny Thompson CBE, Chair, Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership
  • Kenny Bell, Chief Superintendent, West Midlands Police (WMP)
  • Sarah Jane Marsh, Director of Nursing, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Rachel O’Connor, Assistant Chief Executive, Birmingham and Solihull Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP)
  • Tim O’Neill, Director of Education of Skills, Birmingham City Council
  • Justin Varney, Director of Public Health, Birmingham City Council

A multi-agency ‘Improvement Team’ will report to the BCP members, and will ensure that the priorities are taken forward and improvements are made, to enable health and care professionals to offer the best care and support possible for children and young people in Birmingham.

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