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 practice:
1. Prevention (knowledge and training, positive school atmosphere, safer recruitment procedures, curriculum design).
2. Protection (by following agreed procedures, ensuring that staff are trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to child protection concerns).
3. Support (for pupils, staff and families).
4. Relationships (with pupils, parents/carers, other professionals and external agencies - with clear communication at all levels).
5. Culture (safeguarding as everyone's responsibility, establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop)
Safeguarding Activities - 2022-23
Safeguarding is interwoven through every aspect of our school culture and curriculum design, as well as addressed through specific activities which highlight particular areas.
These are just some of the activities our children were involved in 2022-23:
The Front Door to Children’s Services
The Family Front Door is the referral point for all referrals where members of the community and professionals refer children and young people living in Worcestershire where they are worried about their safety and welfare.
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.
Help and Support for Families and Parents
Follow this link to take you directly to our Parents Information page where you will find helpful advice on seeking support specifically in our local and area and how we as a school may be able to support you or your child if you are experiencing current challenges.
Our school safeguarding policies can be found on the 'School Policies' page of our website under 'School Information.'