At Lambourn School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the pupils in our care. The health, safety and wellbeing of all our pupils is taken seriously and all staff and volunteers are aware of their responsibilities and will do all they can to provide a safe, caring and positive environment where children feel happy and secure.

Welcome from our Link Governor for Safeguarding

My name is Ruth Honey; I am the Safeguarding Governor working with the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in supporting the school both in keeping the children safe whilst they are here and in promoting their welfare. This role is an important one since I must:

  • understand the requirements of safeguarding as it is a governance requirement under the Education Act;
  • check that the school is compliant with statutory guidance;
  • ensure we have effective systems in place to keep all children, especially those who may be more vulnerable, safe
Lambourn Primary School part of the Excalibur Trust. Head teacher. June 2023.

Welcome from our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

My name is Maria Cupit and my responsibilities as Principal extend to being Lambourn’s Designated Safeguarding Lead. The safety and wellbeing of all the children at Lambourn CofE Primary School is of paramount importance and the school has clear and robust procedures in place to ensure that every child and adult is safe.  Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is integral to effective leadership and management in our school. We meet all statutory requirements and regularly monitor safeguarding procedures and provision.  We expect all staff, volunteers, parents, carers and the wider school community to share our commitment to safeguarding our children. Naomi Stapley and Lucy Crick are the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL’s) so there is always safeguarding expertise available in school.

We ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect our safeguarding commitment in line with safer recruitment training. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in line with safer recruitment procedures along with other relevant employment checks.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility; anyone can contact the NSPCC Helpline whenever they are worried about a child by calling 0808 800 500, email [email protected], text 88858 or contact online at The service is free, available 24/7 and calls can be made anonymously. This service can also be used for general advice and guidance.