At Brierley CE (VC) Primary School the health and safety of all children is of  paramount importance. Parents send their children to school each day with the expectation that school provides a secure environment in which their children can flourish. All staff ensure therefore, that this expectation becomes reality and encourage parents and carers to talk about and share any concerns regarding the welfare of their children. Our school community fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect and support pupils in school and will establish and maintain an ethos where the pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and are safe.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: 

Mrs M Biggs 

Deputy Lead:

Mrs S Gough 


Mrs M Conway 

Safeguarding Governor:

Mr V Scaife

As a commitment to safeguarding children at Brierley school:

  • Policy documents are in place and are regularly reviewed by staff and governors to ensure they met all current regulations.
  • All child protection and safeguarding matters are logged and acted upon promptly.
  • All logged concerns are monitored by staff on a regular basis in safeguarding meetings to agree any further actions that may need to be made.
  • The designated lead and deputy leads for safeguarding renew their training every 2 years to keep up to date on new policies and legislation.
  • Risk assessments are integral to our core provision and are reviewed annually.
  • All staff and governors receive safeguarding refresher training on a 3 year cycle .
  • The safeguarding governor periodically reviews safeguarding matters in school and reports any concerns to the full governing body.
  • An audit is completed in the summer term, covering all elements of safeguarding practice in school and is returned to the local authority.

Safeguarding leaflet

Safeguarding school poster

Safeguarding Policy

Anti-bullying Policy

Building Security Policy

Child Protection Policy

E-safety Policy

First Aid Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Medical needs Policy

Visitor Security Policy    

Complaints Policy