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 Andy Couldrick as Chair and James Thomas as Chief Executive.

Seven independent non-executive directors work alongside them: Professor Jon Glasby, Ruth Harker, Colin Horwath, Liz Stafford, Amrick Singh Ubhi, Ama Agbaze MBE, and there is one city council-appointed non-executive director (to be appointed). We have one vacancy.

Read more about the Board members

Download the Board Structure Chart

Download the Board biographies