Police are investigating claims of current and historic physical abuse at Chelfham Mill School in North Devon. The school caters for children with behavioural and emotional difficulties between 7 and 18 years.
Devon and Cornwall police are currently involved in an investigation into claims of physical abuse at Chelfham Mill School, Barnstaple.
We are working closely with partner organisations including social services as this investigation takes place.
Police are investigating claims of physical abuse at a school in Barnstaple.
Chelfham Mill School caters for more than 50 children with emotional and behavioural difficulties between the ages of 7 and 18.
It is closed for six weeks while the investigation takes place. The school has issued a brief statement:
Chelfham Mill school is closed for an initial period of six weeks pending an investigation by external agencies. We are committed to supporting the investigation process.
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