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Safeguarding in Education

Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership

Education Settings Self-Assessment Tool (Section 175) & Guidance

It is vital to ensure that Birmingham schools and colleges can demonstrate that they are meeting key statutory duties and following guidance for safeguarding children and young people.

Section 175 of the 2002 Education Act requires local education authorities and the governing bodies of maintained schools and FE colleges to make arrangements to ensure that their functions are carried out with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Section 157 of the 2002 Education Act and the Independent School Regulations 2003 convey the same responsibilities on all other non-maintained settings.

Access the Section 175 Tool

If you have any questions in relation to the completion of the Section 175 and/or require technical support, please contact the Education Safeguarding Team or read Phew’s Audit Respondent's Manual for additional support