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What is the Birmingham Children’s Partnership?

The Birmingham Children’s Partnership has brought together the Local Authority, the NHS, the Police, the Voluntary Sector, the Children’s Trust and children and young people themselves in order to work together to improve the lives of children and families in Birmingham. 

41% of children in Birmingham grow up in poverty.  Collaborating with our collective resources, expertise and experience we are determined to change this, creating brighter futures and opportunity for all within a safe and healthy city.    

Working with teams in ten localities who know their community, focusing on Early Help, improving access to support for Mental health and Autism we are influencing a culture and system change that will help to allow every child to flourish in a child friendly city. 

Find out more in these documents

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Birmingham Children’s Partnership An Overview PDF

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Birmingham Children’s Partnership An Overview PowerPoint

 

‘From Birmingham with Love’ – Help for every family in Birmingham

‘From Birmingham with love’ is a suite of help for all families and children in Birmingham.  It includes help with food, finances, parenting, drug and alcohol abuse, bereavement, domestic violence and mental health.

Here is a video explaining the ‘From Birmingham With Love’ offer

You can visit our From Birmingham with Love website to find help for yourself 

Or you can get in touch with your local team who can help you to find the support you need.

 

What’s on offer From Birmingham with Love

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Online parenting course
We’ve pre-paid for every parent in Birmingham to access a parenting course. Just enter the access code “COMMUNITY” at the top of the page to claim. There are courses for parents, carers and grandparents of children from bump to 19. Learn about how your child develops and get tips to manage their behaviour.

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Emergency food & fuel assistance up to £100. 
Birmingham has announced an emergency food package —please contact one of our local team who will be able to help directly with a grant, often within 48 hours. There are also food banks across Birmingham that are here to help.

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Mental health support
For young people aged 11-25 there are forums, guides and counselling available completely free at Kooth. If your child 0-25 needs support, get in touch with Pause or call 0207 841 4470. Adults can get support from MIND by calling 0121 262 3555. Or for urgent help call Forward Thinking Birmingham on 0300 300 0099. And remember to stay active

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Financial help
If you’ve lost your job or are struggling for food or rent, there are services that can help. Local welfare provision can make a big difference if you are in a crisis and need food, fuel or basic white goods. Discretionary Housing Payments may be able to help with rent.  And there are food banks across Birmingham that are here to help.

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Domestic abuse
For women and children affected by domestic abuse please see guidance or confidentially contact Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid. For Men, please contact Respect. Also Ask for ANI and the Safe Spaces scheme where victims can access help through pharmacies.

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Problems with drugs or alcohol
A new, discrete app called Staying Free is available on Android or Apple. Use the code “birmingham11” for pre-paid access. To speak to someone call Change Grow Live or contact Aquarius for young people.

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Bereavement support. It’s a terrible time to lose a loved one — you can get help by calling 0121 687 8010 or from Cruse or Edward’s Trust

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Early help for families
If anyone in your family needs more help, from public services or community groups, then please contact our voluntary sector local leads. We have ten areas which can connect you to support across the city. 

If you are worried about a child, please call Birmingham’s Children’s Advice and Support Service on 0121 303 1888. In an emergency, including child abuse, contact the Police on 999. You can also chat to the Police. For any other help, from public services or community groups, then please contact our voluntary sector local team. There are ten area hubs across the city which can connect you to support.