St Luke's Primary

Our Safeguarding Culture at St. Luke's

Safeguarding Statement - Ac Yr 2022-2023

We are proud of our approaches towards Safeguarding here at St. Luke's CE Primary School.

Our most recent OfSTED inspection stated the following:

'The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. There is a strong culture of safeguarding. Pupils learn how to keep safe and understand risk, including online. In consultation with pupils, staff have created the motto, ‘feel it, name it, say it’. This three-step approach helps pupils to talk about and report any concerns to an adult. Staff know the pupils’ families well and notice if something is wrong. They work closely with external agencies to make sure that pupils get the support they need. Leaders make sure that the required pre-employment checks for adults take place. Leaders, staff and governors keep up to date with the latest safeguarding training and guidance.'


We all have a statutory duty to “safeguard and promote the welfare of children”. To maintain an professional attitude of “it could happen here” where safeguarding is concerned.

All staff are encouraged to report any concerns that they have and not see these as insignificant. On occasions, a referral is justified by a single incident such as an injury or disclosure of abuse. More often however, concerns accumulate over a period of time and are evidenced by building up a picture of harm over time; this is particularly true in cases of emotional abuse and neglect. In these circumstances, it is crucial that staff record and pass on concerns in accordance with this policy to allow the Designated Safeguarding Lead to build up a picture and access support for the child at the earliest opportunity.

However, if you think the matter is very serious and may be related to a child protection concern, where the child has been harmed or is at risk of harm e.g. physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, you must talk to one of the people below immediately. If you are unable to contact them you can ask the school office staff to find them and ask them to speak to you straight away about a confidential and urgent matter.


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Any allegation or disclosure involving someone who works with children in a paid or voluntary capacity must be reported directly to the Head Teacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead or Senior Manager, unless it involves them and then it should be reported directly to the Chair of the Governing Body..

Ensure all concerns are recorded on using schools cause for concern procedure.


We are an 'Operation Encompass School' meaning that we are immediately informed by the Police if a domestic abuse incident occurs with a child's home.

Evidence suggests the impact which such experiences have upon youngsters and it is our duty to ensure that when issues occur in the home that we monitor the pupil(s) in school.

See further details around Operation Encompass in the link below:



Please click below to view current documents:

Safeguarding Policy 2021-2022

Keeping Children Safe in Education - Pt 1 (Sept 2022)