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At Brierley Hill Primary there is nothing more important to us than the safety of our children and community. We believe all our children should feel safe at school and at home. 

We take our legal safeguarding duty very seriously and have rigorous and robust systems and practices in place. At the centre of all our work is children and ensuring they are safe is of paramount importance. 


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people both within the school environment and the community. Because of our day-to-day contact with children and young people, education staff are particularly well placed to observe outward signs of abuse, changes in children’s behaviour or their failure to develop. We need, therefore to be alert to the possibility of abuse occurring, aware of the procedures to be followed if the school have suspicions and have the confidence to follow those procedures.


This policy applies to all staff, visitors, governors and volunteers working in the school.



Our Safeguarding Team 


Designated Safeguarding Lead: 

  • Miss S Bridgewood: Associate Headteacher
  • Deputy DSL: Mrs D Johnson Assistant Headteacher
  • Pastoral Lead: Mrs Barnsley 


                                     Miss Bridgewood         Mrs Johnson           Mrs Barnsley 

                                              DSL                         DDSL                Pastoral Lead 


Lead Governor for Child Protection:  Miss J Donnelly Designated Child Protection Governor


Contact Details

Please contact the main school office on 01384 816980 for any further information regarding Safeguarding at Brierley Hill Primary.

Alternatively email:



Early Help

Early Help is taking action early to provide support where problems are emerging for children, young people and their families. Early help support may be provided at any point in a child or young person’s life. The sooner the family receives the support, the sooner they are able to improve their situation and prevent the need for prolonged support.


Early Help is here to find out what is working well for families and what areas they might be worried about; it can help to build on families’ strengths and identify any needs where support might be needed. It is an approach that brings people together from different teams and services who work together with the whole family. The main focus is to improve outcomes for children.


Why might I need Early Help?

The type of things that Early Help can support you with include:

  • Worries about your child’s health development or behaviour
  • You might be worried about how they are doing at school
  • You might have worries about money or housing and how that is affecting you
  • Your child and family may be affected by domestic abuse, drugs, alcohol, ill health or crime

Early Help can give you the tools to solve challenges or problems you are experiencing with help from others where needed.


Who do I ask for help?

You can talk with someone who you’re familiar with - a teacher, health professional or support worker who might be able to help.

You can also contact your local Family Centre and ask to speak to a Duty Worker who will be able to provide lots of advice around Early Help and how it might be able to support you.


  • Brierley Hill Family Centre - 18 Parkes, Brierley Hill, DY5 3DY, 01384 813322
  • Halesowen Family Centre - Lye By-Pass, Stourbridge, DY9 8HT, 01384 813954
  • Stourbridge Family Centre - Forge Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1XF, 01384 818780
  • Dudley North Family Centre - Bayer Street, Bilston, WV14 9DS, 01384 813096
  • Dudley Central Family Centre - Selbourne Road, Dudley, DY2 8LJ, 01384 812440


Further information...


Safeguarding in the Curriculum


E-Safety is an important part of our children's educations and daily life in today's digital world and will be continue to be an integral part of their life as they grow and develop. We want both our pupils and our parents to have a secure understanding of E-Safety so they can learn how to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.

Useful Websites and Resources