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Safeguarding and Child Protection

At The Drive Primary School, there is nothing more important to us than the physical and emotional health and well-being of our pupils and staff alike. We recognise that every day we are trusted with the most precious members of our families. As such we have created and work hard to maintain a climate in which staff, pupils, parents and governors feel able to articulate concerns comfortably; safe in the knowledge that effective action will be taken, as appropriate.


Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies apply to all adults, including volunteers, working in or on behalf of our School. We expect everyone working in or for our School to share responsibility for keeping children safe from harm and abuse and report any concerns to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads.  Together we must ensure that all children, their families and our staff, feel safe, valued and cared for at all times and are nurtured to thrive and achieve to be the best we can be.


We welcome volunteers, including parents, into our School and at all times ensure that volunteers are suitable to work with children. Those who volunteer to spend time with our children on a regular basis are required to undergo a DBS check.


At The Drive Primary School, children are taught about how to stay safe, including staying safe online. Our taught curriculum and programme of assemblies covers how to stay physically and emotionally healthy and includes e-safety and age-appropriate sex and relationship education (SRE). All parents have been invited to view our RSE and PSHE Policy and where appropriate, have submitted their views via a questionnaire. Teacher will liaise with parents if they have any concerns regarding the topics being taught.  

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Deputy Safeguarding Leads


Governor Safeguarding Lead

Suzanne Duff - Chair 

Heather Gofton - Deputy Lead 

Safeguarding Related Polices and Guidance 

Safeguarding and Child Protection - please note, the new policy will be published to ensure it is inline with KCSIE (first published 1st September 2022)