Our highest priority is to keep our children safe.


Mr Ben Nelson-Smith (Headteacher) is our Designated Lead for Child Protection.

Miss Nicky Postlethwaite is our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

However, we all have the responsibility for our keeping children safe.  If we have any concerns about any of our children, we will contact the Torbay Safeguarding Hub on 01803 208100. 

If you have any safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our safeguarding professionals as above by calling the school on 01803 556433.

We have a duty of care to refer any safeguarding concerns raised to other professionals that may be deemed necessary.   

Collaton St Mary Primary is taking part in Operation Encompass which runs jointly between local schools and Devon and Cornwall Police. It is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening. The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child. 

Operation Encompass

Mr Ben Nelson-Smith

Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead

Kate Freeman

Safeguarding Governor

Wendy Parr

ACE Head of

Safeguarding & Inclusion

Miss Nicky Postlethwaite

KS1 Lead & Deputy
Safeguarding Lead

Safeguarding Documents

Child Sexual Exploitation

COVID-19 school closure arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection

Keeping Children Safe in Education Jan 2021
Intimate Care Policy
Online Safety Policy
Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy 

Addendum to COVID-19 Safeguarding Policy Jan 21

Safeguarding Policy - Childrens Version
The Prevent Duty 
 Working together to safeguard children inter agency guidance
What to do if you're worried a child is being abused

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