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.
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
The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Long Buckby Infant School is Mrs Sarah Dugdale.
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead at Long Buckby Infant School is Mrs Dawn Burbury.
During the school day please contact either Mrs Sarah Dugdale or Mrs Dawn Burbury on 01327842637.
Contact can also be made via email: email@example.com
Out of school hours
Please contact the Multi Assessment Safeguarding Hub (MASH: 0300 126 1000)
Government guidance - Keeping children safe on line.
A new website specifically designed for children under 12 has been launched. Childline kids has child-friendly advice on topics from family and relationships to school worries, self esteem and bullying.
Northamptonshire have a directory of help for many services - please find the attached link here