Netherbrook Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, all of which can be seen on our Policies page.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr P Rawlings, our Headteacher.

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs) are:

Netherbrook School Local Safeguarding Policy

Are you worried about a child?

If a child is at immediate risk of harm or an emergency situation call 999 immediately.

Prevent Duty 

Netherbrook Primary School  is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability.  All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. 

The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust and leaders within the academy have taken account of Prevent duty guidance: England and Wales (2023) from HM Government which calls for all public bodies to make explicit their preventative measures to minimise the threat of extremism in their setting.

Should you have any concerns regarding a child or family being at risk of radicalisation or being drawn into terrorism through exposure or engagement with extremist viewpoints, beliefs or language  (irrespective of race, gender, or cultural background) then please speak to Mr Rawlings, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for Prevent at Netherbrook.

Operation Encompass 

Netherbrook work with Operation Encompass, a police and education partnership that supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. Operation Encompass ensures that schools are notified of any domestic abuse incidents so that children can be supported appropriately where necessary.  If domestic abuse is a concern you can ask to speak to any member of the Safeguarding Team in school or seek free and confidential support from:

Mental Health and Wellbeing 

It is important to look after yourself and to teach children how to look after their own mental health and wellbeing, this forms part of our PSHE curriculum at Netherbrook.  

If you have concerns about your child's mental health or emotional wellbeing you can speak to your child's class teacher or contact Mrs Pugh.

We also encourage all parents and carers to share mental health concerns with the child's GP.

Useful links and contacts:

DUDLEY MIND                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dudley Mind is a mental health charity committed to provide emotional, social and therapeutic support and rehabilitation to individuals experiencing mental ill health
REACH OUT DUDLEYA local campaign  in Dudley to encourage people to talk about suicide and raise awareness of support services available to them 
NHS EVERY MIND MATTERSEvery Mind Matters has been developed to help you manage and maintain your mental health, as good mental health makes such a difference. It helps us to relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.
SHOUTShout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text Shout to 85258
YOUNG MINDSYoung Minds is a service that helps young people voice their issues with mental health, they also help tackle life adversities which young people have to tackle on a day to day basis.
KOOTHFree, safe and anonymous online support for young people