About the Children and Families Directorate

The Children and Families Directorate delivers services such as:

  • early years support and education
  • services for children with special educational needs and disabilities
  • travel for children and young people
  • youth and career services

The Children’s Services Directorate supports us by providing:

  • strong governance and management
  • engaged staff
  • a clear strategy

Along with partnership organisations across Birmingham, we work together as one system, putting children and families at the heart of everything we do.

Our vision and commitments

Our vision that Birmingham children thrive and that all children and young people in the city are safe, healthy, included, confident and achieving.

We are committed to getting the basics right by:

  • having well-managed teams with manageable workloads
  • ensuring staff have the right tools to get the job done
  • being underpinned by robust quality assurance

We're also committed to achieving better outcomes by:

  • delivering a clear strategy and Children’s Plan for the children and young people of Birmingham
  • ensuring partnership working by default – working well with partner organisations
  • ensuring delivery plans have clear, measurable milestones


Culture is also high on our agenda and our ethos is that:

  • everyone is a leader, everyone is a learner and everyone is accountable
  • we listen to children, recognise their lived experience and aim high
  • we establish the council’s role in leading and shaping Birmingham’s children’s services

Job vacancies

Learn more about the roles we're recruiting for in the Children and Families Directorate.

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