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 school.
The Senior Designated Officers for safeguarding are: Mr Nick Murray and Miss Kealey Sherwood
The Governor for safeguarding is: Mr Ben Slater
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 school.
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.