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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.


School Key Contacts

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Sue Childs (

Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mr Paul Freear (

Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Fran Oborski (

Prevent Single Point of Contact (SPOC): Mrs Sue Childs

Early Years Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss Pauline McIntyre



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.


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.