‘The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.
The designated safeguarding lead is vigilant in his oversight of any child protection issues.
Records of any safeguarding concerns are of high quality and detailed. Staff receive suitable safeguarding training and so they are able to recognise the signs when pupils’ welfare may be at risk.
Senior leaders ensure that all the necessary checks on staff are carried out thoroughly before they are appointed.
Staff work sensitively with parents and external agencies to monitor and support vulnerable pupils. As a result, these pupils receive the help and protection they need.’ (Ofsted 2019)
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: Mr Nick Murray and Miss Kealey Sherwood
The Governor for safeguarding is: Mrs Sarah Louis
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.
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.