Abbotskerswell Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.
Around the school you will see our safeguarding information posters clearly displayed. On the posters you will find the following information along with photographs of our Designated Child Protection Officers:
If you are concerned about a child's welfare, report this as soon as possible the same day to either:
- Senior Designated Child Protection Officer - Mr Kevin Martin
- Deputy Designated Child Protection Officers - Mrs Marie Farrelly and Mrs Becky Miller
Child protection is everybody's responsibility and all people in the school community have a duty to act on any concerns. Mr Ryan Chidler also has Level Three Safeguarding Training.
Download our policy for more information about Safeguarding and Child Protection at our school:
You can also visit the website 'Devon & Torbay Safeguarding Children Boards' for guidance and support on child protection related concerns including child sexual exploitation:
Mr Kevin Martin
Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Officer
Mrs Marie Farrelly and Mrs Becky Miller
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officers
Mrs Jane Ashworth
To make contact with any of these people please contact the school office.
Equality & Diversity Statement
At Abbotskerswell Primary School we are committed to providing equality of opportunity for all pupils and staff, and to providing a working environment which is free from discrimination, prejudice and harassment. We encourage respect and consideration for others, and recognise and value the school as a safe place for learning. The staff at Abbotskerswell recognise that inequalities exist in all levels of society and believe that, as educators, we have a crucial role to play in eliminating racism, sexism and all forms of discrimination. We can promote equality by dealing with bullying, racial abuse and sexism immediately and by educating the young people in our care without prejudice.
Abbotskerswell Primary School is also committed to keeping children safe online.
Our Online Safety Lead is Mr Kevin Martin
Our Online Safety Curriculum is led by our ICT & Computing Lead Mr Ryan Chidler.
All children at Abbotskerswell Primary School sign an age related 'Acceptable Use Agreement'. All parents and guardians at Abbotskerswell Primary School choose how digital media of their children are used online.
Our children are all taught regular Online Safety lessons.
More information can be found in our Online Safety Policy and also on our ICT and Computing Curriculum Page.
Online Safety Documents
Digital Media Usage & Consent Form