Children's social care in Birmingham makes further progress

Published: Friday, 8th June 2018

An Ofsted report has found Birmingham Children’s Trust ‘has made further progress in improving the quality of services for young people leaving care'.

The report following a fifth monitoring visit of children’s services this May, also noted children are benefitting from stable long term living arrangements, with further work needed to ensure outcomes are consistently good.

This is the first monitoring visit made by Ofsted to Birmingham Children’s Trust, after Birmingham City Council placed the delivery of children’s social care in an independent trust in April 2018.

Councillor Kate Booth, Cabinet Member for Children’s Wellbeing at Birmingham City Council said: “As the newly appointed member responsible for overseeing the work of the Birmingham Children’s Trust, I am very pleased to see that children’s services in Birmingham continues to make progress on its improvement journey. It is encouraging to find that all social workers know well and understand young people leaving care and in long term care. It is good to see that our social workers commitment in continuing to support our young people to develop both academically and vocationally has been noted.”

Full details can be found at Birmingham Children's Trust.