Safeguarding

“Parents and carers are particularly appreciative of how well the college meets the particular needs of individuals, ensures that all children are safe, healthy, well prepared for the future and able to enjoy school.”Ofsted Report 2010

St. Luke’s takes Safeguarding very seriously and has an extensive range of strategies for keeping children safe. These strategies extend to all who work in or with the college.

The Senior Designated Officers for safeguarding are: Miss Kealey Sherwood & Mr Nick Murray

The Governor for safeguarding is: Mrs Kirsty Galliford

The Deputy Safeguarding Officers are: Mrs Bridget Sharratt and Mrs Marian Sercombe

The Senior Leadership Team and Chair of Governors have completed training in safer recruitment and implement rigorous recruitment processes for all posts connected to the college. A member of SLT, our Business and Administration Manager, Mrs Bronia Burland, maintains a thorough and up to date single record of DBS checks.

Please email office@st-lukes.devon.sch.uk if you have any safeguarding concerns.

Safeguarding Officer

Mr Nick Murray

mr.murray@st-lukes.devon.sch.uk

St Luke’s  has an ongoing and continuing commitment to safeguarding which includes:

  • A written safeguarding policy and up to date child protection procedures which have been agreed with the governing body.

  • An identified senior designated officer together with two deputies.

  • A nominated governor to champion child protection issues.

  • Training at the appropriate level for all staff and volunteers.

  • Robust staff recruitment and selection processes which safeguard children.

MASH – The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is a partnership between Devon County Council (DCC) children’s social care, education and youth services, Devon NHS health services, Devon and Cornwall Police and the Probation Service working together to safeguard children and young people. A factsheet is can be downloaded from the links and downloads section of this page.

Remember – if you are concerned about a child or young person in Devon and want to speak to someone, contact the MASH on 0345 155 1071 and give as much information as you can.

The importance of the new Prevent strategy

‘PREVENT’ relates to the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 which came into force on 1 July 2015.

Since July 1 2015 there has been a duty on schools to have ‘due regard to the need to PREVENT people from being drawn into terrorism’. This is called the PREVENT duty.

At St Luke’s Science and Sports College all our staff have completed whole school PREVENT training and understand the importance of the PREVENT strategy.

All our staff understand the duty they have to ensure British Values are embedded into our curriculum and pastoral care to support healthy discussion and debate and to promote tolerance.

All our staff understand that any concerns re potential radicalisation and or extremism should be treated as a safeguarding issue and reported to our safeguarding team.

Our safeguarding team understand the South West PREVENT Strategy and how to make a referral.