Safeguarding children is the responsibility of every adult at Long Buckby Infant  School and we take this responsibility very seriously.  If you have any concerns about the welfare of any child in our school, please do not hesitate to speak with one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads.

If a child is in immediate danger at any time, you should contact the police using 999.

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub deals with referrals from professionals and members of the public who have concerns about a child's welfare. They can be contacted on 0300 126 1000 or by email to Out of hours, please contact 01604 837999 or dial 999 in an emergency. 

Our designated safeguarding lead is Mrs Sarah Dugdale. Mrs Dawn Burbury and Mrs Rebecca Wigston are also trained Safeguarding Officers at our school. If you wish to have a chat about a cause for concern or you wish to seek some advice, one of our safeguarding leads are usually available throughout the school day.  Please pop in for a chat; telephone our school number 01327 842637 or email us via the ‘contact us’ page of this website.


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 Leads at Long Buckby Infant School are Mrs Dawn Burbury  and Mrs Rebecca Wigston.

During the school day please contact either Mrs Sarah Dugdale or Mrs Dawn Burbury on 01327 842637.

Contact can also be made via email:

Out of school hours

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


Government Guidance


Childline Kids

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.

West Northamptonshire Council

Northamptonshire have a directory of help for many services - please find the attached link here