Central Children

Playgrounds, skate parks and ball courts to reopen

Sites are being deep cleaned, which includes sterilising equipment such as children’s play facilities, gates, benches and bins. 

47% calls increase to Birmingham child abuse helpline

The NSPCC’s helpline, which takes calls and emails said the most common issues in Birmingham last year were neglect and physical abuse.

West Midlands children suffering most with poor health

Children under five living in the West Midlands are said to be more likely at risk from childhood obesity and hospital admissions.