Keeping Children Safe
Everyone who comes into contact with children at St Luke’s CE School has a role to play in their safeguarding. Our realistic and proportionate approach to safety and safeguarding is a part of our school ethos which permeates all aspects of school life and applies equally to governors, staff, visitors and volunteers. Each member of staff or volunteer:
- is responsible for providing a safe environment for children to learn
- is responsible for responding to concerns
- can make a referral to Social Services
- has a duty to persist if not satisfied with the Designated Safeguarding Lead’s response
- should maintain an attitude of “it could happen here” and be aware of signs or indicators of abuse.
We expect all children to respect the adults who teach and care for them and in return we expect all adults to embrace their duty to protect children from any kind of harm.
Please see our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy on the Policies page.
Designated Safeguarding Lead Jo Iwanicki
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Julie Galton
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Helen Wickham
Camden’s safeguarding and child protection procedures are developed from the national and regional guidelines.
For further information about child protection procedures in England please see: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-protection-system/england/
For further information about the London child protection procedures please see: http://www.londoncp.co.uk/index.html
More information on Safeguarding and Child Protection can be found on the Camden Safeguarding Children Partnership website: CSCP Website
Prevent Duty (Keeping Children Safe from Radicalisation)
There is a duty, under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, for schools to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. It is our responsibility to:
- help children build up resilience to extremism through the promotion of British values
- protect children, by assessing the risk to those vulnerable to radicalisation and, if necessary, seek advice from Camden’s Channel programme.
You can read more about this at CSCP Radicalisation and Extremism