Business Improvement Plan 2017-19

I am pleased to share with you the refreshed BSCB Business Improvement Plan which focuses on key partnership activity in the second year of our plan to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of children and young people in Birmingham. I am pleased to share with you the refreshed BSCB Business Improvement Plan which focuses on key partnership activity in the second year of our plan to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of children and young people in Birmingham. 

As Independent Chair, together with members of the Executive Board, we have reflected on the progress we have made during the past twelve months and the challenges that lie ahead in preparation for the transition to the new Multi-Agency Safeguarding arrangements, brought about by the Children’s and Social Care Act 2017.   

I am satisfied that there is a shared determination to make Birmingham a safe place to grow up in. The principles of partnership working; family focus; building on strengths; a commitment to Early Help and the experience and voice of children are at the heart of practice and have been agreed by everybody. Ensuring that this is then translated into a system which makes this practice an everyday reality for every child and family is a work in progress. A Birmingham safeguarding system led with accountability, learning and assurance at its heart must provide foundations for improvement. 

This document reiterates our intention to remain focused on the same three specific priorities: Strong Leadership and Strong Partnership; Continuous improvement of Child Protection Practice; and Embedding Early Help and Early Intervention into mainstream partnership activity. These are the essential building blocks of an effective safeguarding and child protection system.

Penny Thompson CBE
Independent Chair
Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board
March 2018

To read the Business Improvement Plan please click on the image below.

Business Improvement Plan 2017 19 Refreshed March 2018

Page updated: 28.08.2018




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