Birmingham Children’s Partnership - Who we are

Birmingham Children and Young People’s Partnership includes the Council, NHS, Police, and Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC), and we work with the education sector, the wider public sector, the private sector, and with our families and communities.

We believe in the power of relationships. Our plan is about building and sustaining good quality relationships with children, young people, their families, and communities. It’s about compassionate, inclusive leadership, and forging effective collaboration between professionals.

As a partnership, we are committed to combining our skills and resources across organisations and sectors to better understand and tackle the issues across our city.

Together, we will build trust and overcome deep-rooted challenges.

Together, we will lead a collaborative learning approach to make real system change happen.

Together, we will make Birmingham a great place to grow up for all our children and young people.


Andy Couldrick, CEO, Birmingham Children’s Trust

Brian Carr, CEO, Birmingham Voluntary Service Council

Penny Thompson CBE, Independent Chair, Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board

Tom McNeil, Strategic Adviser, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

Cllr. Karen McCarthy, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families
Birmingham City Council

Dr. Satish Rao, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician and Medical Director for Innovation and Transformation
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System

Professor Doug Simkiss, Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Chief Executive
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Richard North, Chief Superintendent, Commander for Birmingham Local Policing Area
West Midlands Police

Colin Michel, Interim Director for Strategy and Partnerships
Birmingham Children and Young People’s Partnership

Dr. Temitope Ademsou, Assistant Director of Adult Social Care
Birmingham City Council

Lisa Stalley-Green, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Nursing Officer
NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG

Sue Harrison, Strategic Director of Children’s Services [Chair] Birmingham City Council

Page last updated: 3 November 2023

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