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Supporting Children’s Services Improvement in the West Midlands

27 January 2016
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When: Wed 27th Jan 09:30 - Wed 27th Jan 14:30

Where: Colmore Gate, DeVere Venues, Birmingham, B3 2QD

This event sponsored by the LGA is designed for all members involved and interested in children’s services in the West Midlands.

This event aims to bring together the West Midlands members who have an interest and role in improving outcomes for children and young people, in order to
provide an opportunity for them to have a direct conversation with the Regional Schools Commissioner and Regional Ofsted leads for schools and social care.

The event also gives a chance to attend workshops around regional ‘hot topics’ to share experiences and learning

Draft Agenda

09.30 Arrival, refreshments and networking

10.00 Welcome and Introductions

           Chair of the West Midlands Children’s Improvement Board

10.15   Keynote speech and facilitated Q & A session

            Pank Patel, Regional Schools Commissioner

11.00   COFFEE

11.15   Keynote speech and facilitated Q & A session

            Lorna Fitzjohn, Regional Director and Sarah Urding and Lyn Radley, SHMIs, Ofsted

12.15    LUNCH

13.00    Workshops

             1.  What does good scrutiny look like

                  Su Turner, Head of Programmes, Children & Young People, Centre for Public Scrutiny

             2.  A model for integrating children’s services and health governance

                 Councillor Ken Meeson, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

14.00    Plenary session – our ideas and actions and taking them forward

14.30    CLOSE


Expected outcomes are to:

  • provide greater clarity and understanding  about the role and business of the RSC and Ofsted both nationally and regionally
  • share learning and experiences across the 14 West Midland councils
  • bring members from across the region together for networking and member development