Keeping Children Safe

All staff and governors believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.

At Coombe Hill Junior School we are committed to the safety and happiness of our pupils. If you have any concerns please ask to speak to our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Sara Carlton or our Deputy Safeguarding Leads, Patrick Held and Lucy Mastrocola.   

You can also contact the Single Point of Access (SPA) for Kingston on 020 8547 5008

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Our governors hold an annual audit of our safeguarding procedures which can be found here. 

For further information on how we work to keep children safe at Coombe Hill Junior School please see our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy below. 

Safeguarding and Child Protection policy

Coombe Hill Junior School is part of Operation Encompass, which is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and police forces. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced domestic abuse. 

As a school we have ensured that a member of our staff, (Designated Safeguarding Lead - Sara Carlton) known as a Key Adult, has been trained in the Operation Encompass procedures allowing us to then use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to support the child/ren in our care.  The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 identifies children who experience domestic abuse as victims of domestic abuse in their own right. 

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved. If you have any concerns or questions then please contact Mrs Carlton, who will receive Operation Encompass notifications. 


For more information on how you can help to keep your children safe please click the links below. 

Virgin Media children's online safety resources

The government have produced further guidance on how to keep your children safe online.  You can find out more here

Please visit our Well-being and Mental Health page for further advice and recommendations.