Safeguarding is about protecting children, young people and adults at risk from abuse or neglect.  It also means helping children to grow up into confident, healthy and happy adults.  

Most children enjoy generally happy childhood experiences within their own family. Unfortunately for some, this is not the case. During difficult family times, everyone who knows the child must do the best they can to protect them from future harm.  

For Safeguarding Concerns, please contact:

Nick Banwell Designated Safeguarding Officer
Tina Rootham Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer

Contact: 01626 356420


Nick Banwell

Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Tina Rootham

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer

Vicky Ayling

Safeguarding Governor

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Useful contact numbers:

Click here for the NSPCC Safeguarding video

Click here to visit Internet Matters website for advice on internet safety for children.

Click here to visit HappyMaps website for advice on children's mental health problems. 

Click here to visit the Operation Encompass website.


Contact Us

Telephone: 01626 356420



Rydon Primary School
Rydon Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 3LP

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