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.
The Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Deena Frost
The deputy DSL(s) are:
Mrs Jenny Phillips (Deputy Head and SENDCo)
The nominated safeguarding governor is
Contact details: email:
Telephone: 01562 754704
The Chair of Governors is
Contact details: email:
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.
Safeguarding Activities - Autumn Term 2022
We have explored a variety of safeguarding topics through our assemblies this term to include healthy relationships, kindness and tolerance (as part of antibullying week) and attendance. We linked up with the NSPCC to deliver their assemblies, promoting the message of SPEAK OUT, STAY SAFE.
Reception had a visit from the Police as part of their learning about people who help to keep them safe and the Police have also worked with our eldest children in year 6 on the subject of knife crime.
Online safety has been the focus of our computing curriculum for the term.
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):
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.