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What is the Local Safeguarding Children Partnership?

The statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) introduced a requirement for new multi-agency safeguarding arrangements to replace Local Safeguarding Children Boards. The responsibility for ensuring implementation of the new arrangements was given to the three named Safeguarding Partners; the local authority, the police and the clinical commissioning groups. These three partners have a shared and equal duty to make arrangements to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in the local area.  Solihull’s new multi-agency safeguarding arrangements are known as the Local Safeguarding Children Partnership.

The three named Safeguarding Partners for Solihull are:

  • Chief Executive of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Chief Constable of West Midlands Police
  • Accountable Officer for Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

The senior officer delegates for the three named Safeguarding Partners, along with a schools representative, work together as an executive group for the purposes of strategic decision making and to hold each other to account.  A wider group of relevant safeguarding partners across Solihull are directly engaged with the work of the Local Safeguarding Children Partnership through membership of its sub groups.

Further detailed information can be found here on this  new arrangement document

Vision Statement

All children, whether living in Solihull or visiting, will have equality of opportunity and be protected from harm when necessary

Values

In working to safeguard children and young people the Partnership will strive to ensure all children:

  • are safe from abuse, neglect or exploitation both at home and in the community
  • are enabled to live healthy lives
  • receive an education suited to their needs which enables them to meet their potential
  • are supported into adulthood where they have specific needs

 

Our ‘Working Together’ as a Partnership is underpinned by:

  • Always asking ‘so what’ is the impact?
  • Honesty and respectful challenge of one another
  • Active participation by everyone
  • Being guided by the ‘voice of the child’ and our practitioners
  • Sharing the responsibility and risk
  • Holding one another to account for delivery

Solihull LSCP has two key priorities for 2021/2022:

  • To support the implementation of the All-Age Exploitation Strategy across the Partnership
  • To support the improvement of outcomes for children and young people who experience neglect