Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children, their families, and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.
To ensure we fulfil this responsibility at Comberton Village College, all professionals are trained to ensure their approach is child-centred; what is in the best interest of the child at all times. No single professional can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns and the sharing of information, on a 'need to know' basis. The Child Protection Team will ensure the information is collated and dealt with appropriately.
The child protection team at Comberton Village College is:
Peter Law – Head of School
Sean Pollock - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Jennie Girling – Inclusion Support Worker
Irayna Owen – Deputy Head of 6th Form
Susan While-Paddon – School nurse
In an increasingly digital world it’s important that our students, parents and carers know about e-safety, which stands for electronic safety. This is more than just about keeping safe on the internet, but on all electronic devices and knowing about potential threats when online. It is also about know what you can and cannot legally do online and how to protect yourself from some of the risks involved in using the internet.
The comprehensive download on the side of this page is a reference point for e-safety resources. It has links to other resources and practical advice. If you have any comments or would like to contribute please email firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to ensure we continue to provide opportunities for parents/carers to be aware of online safety issues we have created a video recording of a presentation that was delivered in January 2020. Cick here to view.
The presentation gives an overview of :-
- The ways in which the school looks to educate pupils in a variety of online safety issues
- dangers of pupils accessing web technologies
- usage statistics of year 8 pupils (now in year 9)
- suggested ways in which pupils can protect themselves when going online
- Parental/Carer tips
- Additional web resources should parents/carers wish to gain further information
Exposure to pornography is inevitable and teenagers need to be aware of the dangers; being aware helps to protect and this is something Comberton includes as part of the PSHE programme. As a parent you may also feel that greater discussion with your child about this topic
would be productive. Our assistant librarian has suggested this book may be a useful tool: ‘How to talk to your kids about
pornography’ by Educate and Empower Kids.