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Please make sure that all links to inter-agency procedures on staff websites or intranets are changed on 1st June 2020

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

Safeguarding policy guidance for education providers (January 2020)

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.

Safeguarding policy guidance for education providers – appendix 2: lettings checklist for providers using the school site (March 2019)

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.

Keeping children safe in education (DFE statutory guidance)

Keeping children safe in education in 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  Printed versions should be used with care as they can become out of date.