What does it mean to be a Trust?

There aren’t many more important things in life than looking after young people. When we get it right, we unlock some amazing potential.

We believe that working as an independent Children’s Trust is the best way to do this.

The way we’re structured brings the whole of our city together. Our staff, young people, families, the wider council and partners all work closely. Everyone’s on the same side.

We’re building on the progress we’ve already made and we know there are still challenges ahead. But with a single focus on making Birmingham’s children healthy, happy and confident, we’ll make a bigger and better difference for the future of our city.

Who is leading us forward?

The work we do is supported by a Children’s Trust Board led by Andrew Christie as Chair and Andy Couldrick as Chief Executive.

Seven non-executive directors work alongside them: Brian Carr, Bal Dhanoa, Professor Jon Glasby, Ruth Harker, Colin Horwath, and Liz Stafford..

Sue Harrison is the Director for Education & Skills at Birmingham City Council. She makes sure children’s social care is effectively delivered through the Children’s Trust.

Read more about the Board members

Download the Board Structure Chart

Download the Board biographies