Safeguarding

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;  and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.                   
                              • (Keeping children safe in education, 2016)

Long Buckby Infant School is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of all of its pupils and it  is the responsibility of all school staff, governors and volunteers. Long Buckby Infant School staff fully recognise the contribution they can make to protect children and support pupils in school. The pupils’ welfare and safety is of paramount importance. The aim is to safeguard and promote our pupils’ welfare, safety and health by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate.

Long Buckby Infant School will therefore:

  • Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure and are encouraged to talk and are listened to.
  • Ensure that staff are able to identify welfare concerns and take appropriate action to address their concerns.
  • Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried.
  • Include opportunities in PSHE curriculum for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse.
  • Recognise that each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance and that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse e.g. those with special educational needs, those living in adverse circumstances e.g. those who witness violence.

What to do if you have a safeguarding concern?

If the child is in immediate danger call 999.

During the school day

During the school day please contact either Mrs Sarah Dugdale or Mrs Dawn Burbury (Designated Safeguarding Leads) on 01327842637 or email: head@longbuckby-inf.northants-ecl.gov.uk

Out of school hours

Please contact the Multi Assessment Safeguarding Hub (MASH:  0300 126 1000