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Welcome to Comberton Primary School


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



Key Personnel:

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and headteacher is:

Mr Paul Freear


Telephone: 01562 754704


The deputy head, SENCo and deputy DSL is:

Mrs Jenny Phillips


Telephone: 01562 754704


Our family support worker and deputy DSL is:

Miss Lauren Hasted


Telephone: 07423316132


The Early Years DSL is:

Miss Pauline McIntyre:


Telephone: 01562 754704


The nominated safeguarding governor is:

Mrs Fran Oborski


Telephone: 07973 281552


The Chair of Governors is:

Mr Stephen Deakin

Contact details: (through the school office)


Telephone: 01562 754704 


Safeguarding Statement
Comberton Primary School believes that it is always unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children. We will provide staff and volunteers with guidance to follow when they suspect a child may be experiencing abuse or is at risk from harm. We will work co-operatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
We will ensure that our concerns about pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.


Our safeguarding policy and procedures have been developed in accordance with the principles established by the Children Acts 1989 and 2004; the Education Act 2002; and in line with government publications the Teachers' Standards 2012, 'Working Together to Safeguard Children'  and 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'.


There are five main elements to our policy:


1. Prevention (e.g. positive school atmosphere, teaching and pastoral support to pupils, safer recruitment procedures).

2. Protection (by following agreed procedures, ensuring that staff are trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to child protection concerns).

3. Support (to pupils and school staff and to children who may have been abused).

4. Working with parents/carers (to ensure appropriate communications and actions are taken).  

5. Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.


The Front Door to Children’s Services


If a member of staff, parent/carer or member of the public thinks a child or young person is at immediate risk of significant harm they should contact the Family Front Door (FFD):


Staff are available Monday to Thursday from 9.00am to 5.00pm and Fridays from 9.00am to 4.30pm.


For assistance out of office hours (weekdays and all day at weekends and bank holidays):

  • Telephone: 01905 768020
  • or in an emergency always call 999.


Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership


Important information for parents and professionals across Worcestershire in relation to keeping children safe and avenues of support including early help options. Everyone should know how to access this website which has all of the agreed Worcestershire safeguarding and child protection processes on it.

Contextual safeguarding?

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that affect children while growing up, such as suffering child maltreatment or living in a household affected by domestic violence, substance misuse or mental illness.