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Caitlin Watts (FSS north) James Hodgetts (FSS north) and Toni Clifton (MASH) are looking to hold a family support worker and DSL networking meeting. This will be held at the Bluebell Centre in Chelmsley Wood so that as part of the meeting you will be able to have a walk around of the office and meet people within the teams. The aim of this network meeting is to improve communication between children’s services and schools in the north of Solihull, share an improved understanding of common issues and themes in working together and deliver training in some of the key areas highlighted at the family support worker meeting on Friday 17 May 2019.

We are hoping that this will be the first of many meetings and the ideas we have so far that we would like to include in this session and those moving forwards are;

  • Thresholds and referrals
  • Escalation and de-escalation within children’s services
  • Effective direct work tools for working with children and families
  • A brief overview of children’s services processes and legislation

Joel Desous (Head of Service) will also be in attendance at the first one to give you all a briefing about the new structure (that was implemented on 1 April 2019).

An email has been sent to family support workers asking them to vote on a preferred date. Options being;

Thursday 13 June – 12pm – 2pm

or

Thursday 26 June – 10am – 12pm

If anyone has any questions about this meeting or suggestions for further meetings in the future, please do contact me Toni Clifton on 0121 7884300 or toni.Clifton@Solihull.gov.uk.

We are looking forward to getting started!

Message from Lorraine Lord

Dear headteacher and chair of governors

We have sent out links to the education safeguarding audit in Head Lines, emailed to you on 13 May 2019.

As you complete your audit, could you record any partial or no responses as actions in the action plan (attached to this announcement). Additional rows can be added if needed.

Please submit the action plan to us by Friday 12 July 2019.

Please could you complete and submit all sections of the audit survey by Friday 28th June 2019.

Please contact us at educationsafeguarding@solihull.gov.uk if you require any further guidance.

The revised Keeping Children Safe in Education (2018) is statutory from 3rd September 2018. Please see Link 1 below.

We have revised the child protection policy, safeguarding policy and behaviour policy to reflect the changes; these will be uploaded onto the new safeguarding website which is currently being developed by the IT team.  They should be available by the end of the week at the link below (Link 2).  The slide attached below presents a site map of the new website.

The managing allegations policy and the safer recruitment policy have been updated and will be presented to the union policy group during September; they will then be made available.  The whistleblowing and code of conduct policies remain unchanged.

The education safeguarding strategy has now been finalised and  will be uploaded to the safeguarding website.  This sets out how we will work with all Solihull schools on safeguarding in education.

Dates have now been arranged in the autumn term for the annual DSL and safeguarding governor conferences. For dates and full details, please see letter attached below.

A3 checklist for the management of safeguarding in education provision.