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Birmingham Connect to Support

How to Access Support

If you want to connect yourself or you are connecting a young person to us, then please contact the Children’s Advice and Support Service on 0121 808 0028.

You will be put through a call handler who will complete a connection request with you across the telephone; this is a range of questions which include eligibility criteria as well as outcome-based questions to better understand your needs and the support that is required.

For queries on the service, or if you would like some more information on how we can support the young person, then please email: We will respond to your email as soon as possible.

Burdett National Transition Nurse Network (for Professionals)

The network supports transition leads within healthcare organisations to improve transition pathways, which in turn improves patient and family experience and adherence, which aims ultimately to improve long term health outcomes for young people.

There is a Regional Nurse Advisor (RNA) based in each of the four regions of England, and they will be carrying out the project work, mapping where transition is happening, and supporting key professionals in a ‘train the trainer’ approach to improve the quality of process. They are collecting information to populate a database of contacts to help all professionals understand who to contact for information about transition in any area in England, thus making it easier to work more collaboratively with other partner organisations.

Any professionals working with young people with long term health needs are welcome to contact Nathan Samuels, the RNA rep for Birmingham. He can be contacted on or 07717355169.


EXploring Innovations in Transitions to adulthood - EXIT Study

The Council is collaborating with University of Warwick over the next two years in a National Research partnership to better understand how innovation for vulnerable young people and care leavers can be supported to become sustainable and make a difference.

The research aligns with our current aims to achieve whole system change to make impact on our care leavers.  With Birmingham identified as one of six research sites from around the UK, a care-experienced team of researchers from Warwick Business School are focusing on PFA and a second innovation to be identified.

This work is being championed by both Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Children's Trust. In addition to PFA, work is also being undertaken to identifying a second innovation to be included in this project.  The research will focus upon the whole system change we are aiming to achieve and the impact that it has upon our care leavers. 

You can find more information on this and how to take part on the Council's website.

Last updated: 11/16/2021

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