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 February 2019]
Safeguarding policy guidance for schools
This document is in Microsoft Word format so it can be edited and amended by academies and schools while they are preparing their safeguarding policies.
Keeping children safe in education
All schools must ensure that all staff have read Keeping children safe in education (part 1). In our diverse schools, some staff may be more comfortable reading in their first language. London Grid for Learning has translated Keeping Children Safe into a number of other languages.
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 Printed versions should be used with care as they can become out of date.