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Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

Working together to safeguard children (DFE, 2018)

Solihull education safeguarding strategy

This sets out the local arrangements for working in cooperation with all the education providers within Solihull, to ensure that children are safeguarded in line with statutory legislation and local arrangements, and to share and promote best practice.

Solihull education safeguarding strategy [ updated 4/10/2018]

Safeguarding policy guidance for schools

Safeguarding policy guidance for education providers (September 2018)

This document is in Microsoft Word format so it can be edited and amended by academies and schools while their are preparing their safeguarding policies.

Updates and changes

These pages are updated regularly and should be used as the main source of information.  Printed versions should be used with care as they can become out of date.