Safeguarding at Longvernal

Longvernal Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. Our training programme (and review of this) and our procedures ensure that as a school we are compliant with the Keeping Children Safe in Education Act and all latest updates.

If you are concerned about the safety of a child in our school, you must report this to the Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Karen Bazeley.

Deputy Safeguarding Leads Carole Macdonald (Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Becky Millett (Monday, Thursday, Friday) should be contacted in the absence of Mrs Karen Bazeley.

If you are concerned about the conduct of a member of staff or a volunteer in our school, you must contact the Headteacher, Mrs Karen Bazeley.

Longvernal's Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Karen Bazeley
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Rebecca Millett
Deputy Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Chrissie Richards
Deputy Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Carole Macdonald
Parent Support Advisor
Safeguarding Governor
Safeguarding Governor
Mrs Siobhan Waterhouse

3 members of the teaching staff (Mrs Karen Bazeley, Mrs Becky Millett and Miss Richards)

1 Parent Support Advisor (Mrs Carole Macdonald)

1 LGB Member (Mrs Siobhan Waterhouse) is the Safeguarding Governor

The Office Manager ( Mrs Fiona Young) is the SCR Manager

ALL staff are safeguarding trained and can offer advice and support.

Members of the Leadership Team are Safer Recruitment Trained

Longvernal School uses My Concern to log and record all safeguarding concerns.

Regular training on all safeguarding matters will be provided throughout the year.

All staff are kept fully up to date with safeguarding training and all our school’s procedures take full account of the 2022 Keeping Children Safe In Education Act. If you have any questions or concerns about safeguarding, please speak to our Headteacher.

We follow the MNSP Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy (link on Policy Page), with our own school specific procedures detailed in the policy.



  • Visitors must sign in at main reception.
  • Visitors will be issued with a visitor’s pass which must be displayed at all times whilst on the site.
  • Visitors will be asked to remain under the supervision of a designated member of staff whilst on site.
  • Visitors must not use a smart phone or camera on site.
  • Visitors must sign out at the main reception and return their visitor pass before leaving the site.


What does being safe in school mean? Who safeguards you at Longvernal School?

Who can you go to for help?

  • Your teacher
  • Mrs Bazeley, our Headteacher
  • Any member of staff- everyone is trained in safeguarding
  • School Council
  • Your friends who can support you in speaking to an adult
  • Childline 0800 1111

What does feeling safe at Longvernal School mean?

  • The school values are followed including being a member of the Longvernal familyrespected  and working as a team
  • The school site is safe from strangers
  • School staff are there to offer help when needed
  • Fire bells and evacuation procedures
  • Road safety
  • Online safety

What is safeguarding?

Longvernal Primary School has safeguarding policies and procedures in place to ensure that every child, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation, has a right to equal protection from harm.

Having good safeguarding policies and procedures mean you are safe from adults and other children who might pose a risk.

Safeguarding means:

Protecting you from abuse and harm

Preventing harm to your health or development

Ensuring you grow up within safe and effective care

Taking action to enable you to have the best outcomes