Here at the Drake's C of E Primary we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed below.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
From talking PANTS to approaching difficult issues, there are a range of tips and advice to help you keep children safe whether they’re at home, out and about or online on the NSPCC website, access it by following this link https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/Contact Telephone Number for any Safeguarding concerns 01395 443871

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Peter Halford (Executive Academy Head), Our Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Claire Appleby (Drake's) & Mrs Penny Bailey (Drake's), Mrs Anne Pelosi (Otterton) & Mrs Emma Cocker (Otterton). Our Safeguarding Governor is Corinna Tigg.

Should the above be unavailable for any reason, please contact one of the other DSL’s within our Trust:-

Bearns - Dan Turner 01626 353980

Broadhempston- Jill Ryder 01803 762656

Cheriton Bishop – Peter Halford 01647 24817

Diptford – Holly Edgington 01548 821352

Drakes - Peter Halford 01395 443871

Ilsington – Sam McCarthy-Patmore 01364 661208

Harbertonford – Anne Burns 01803 732352

Hennock - Sarah Reddington   01626 833233

Landscove – Jill Ryder 01803 762656

Morchard Bishop - Sam Butler 01363 877328

Moretonhampstead – Alex Waterman 01647 440482

Otterton - Anne Pelosi 01395 568326

Stoke Gabriel – Alice Eeles 01803 782469

Tedburn St Mary – Andy Keay 01647 61338

Widecombe-in-the-Moor - Anthony Arnold 01364 621261

Yeoford – Chris Martin 01363 84234


Devon County Council Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) can be reached on 01392 384964