The Brier School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our students by protecting them from any signs of abuse, by helping to look after their mental and physical health and by ensuring that our children grow up in safe and effective care.
We believe that students have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment where staff are vigilant for signs of any student in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
We follow the Dudley Safeguarding People Partnership Board procedures. Policies relating to safeguarding are available from this website or directly from the school.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm - safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment - and that we all feel safe in our environment. If your child is ever concerned about safety or wellbeing or about a friend, they should talk to someone such as a parent or a member of staff.
Talking helps, and if these people agree there is a problem, they will find other people to help.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Joanne Edwards and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the School’s Safeguarding Mobile on: 07932 338202.
The Brier School Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Mrs J Edwards
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:
- Mrs B Landon (Deputy DSL)
- Mrs C Morgan
- Mr D Stanton
The Brier School has appointed Mrs. Jayne Wothers as their Safeguarding Governor.
Dudley’s Children’s Services can be contacted directly on 0300 5550050 where you will talk to a member of the Safeguarding team (Dudley Front Door). The out of hours emergency duty team can be reached on 0300 555 8574.
Please click below for further information on Dudley’s safeguarding protocol and procedures.
On the Safeguarding in Education page there are excellent guidelines for making a referral, as well as all the current documents and resources to further develop knowledge and expertise.
Links to Safeguarding Documents
Use the link below to view/download a copy of our:
- Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
- Safeguarding Across the Curriculum
- COVID19 School Closure Arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection
What Parents/Carers need to know
The National College has produced some excellent resources for Parents/Carers to safeguard children online. Please see the below 'What Parents and Carers Need to know' documents which you can access to help you when supporting children at home.
Other useful websites and information
Our approach to safeguarding complies with the Department for Education’s key guidance document Keeping Children Safe In Education.
Child Sexual Exploitation
Use the link below to view/download a guide on "talking to your child about online sexual harassment:
International Child Abduction
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans
Stonewall, the leading charity and organisation for the LGBT+ community, have produced advice for parents/carers who think their child may be gay
Local Authority Safeguarding Information
- Virtual College - Understanding Young Minds (free online course)