Safeguarding children and protecting them from harm is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.

Solihull Community Housing (SCH), along with a range of other organisations, agencies and individuals, has an individual duty to ensure that their functions, and any services that they contract out to others, are discharged having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, Government guidance: Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018), says that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children means:

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

Solihull’s Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) consists of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group, and West Midlands Police. These partner agencies have a duty to make arrangements to work together, and with other agencies, to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in Solihull.