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Safeguarding

St Luke’s C.E. Primary School is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and those within our local community to share this commitment. We ensure, through establishing a culture of vigilance, that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.

The Designated Safeguarding Leader is Cristina King, Head of School. 

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader is Christine Collins, our Community Cohesion Leader.

To complement and enhance the work of our Designated Safeguarding Leader and our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leaders we have a Safeguarding Team. This team includes:

  • Jessica Dewan, our SENCO

  • Fiona Treasure, our Psychological Therapist

  • Absana Begum, our Safeguarding Administrator

  • Nina Quinn, an HLTA

School policies in relation to Safeguarding can be found under 'About Us' and in the Policies section.

Press here for a copy of the school's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

For additional information relating to Safeguarding within London Borough of Tower Hamlets please refer to the following website: www.childrenandfamiliestrust.co.uk/the-lscb

 

First aid and allergies

At St Luke's, we pride ourselves on ensuring that all children with medical and allergy needs are accommodated fully in school. Staff are trained to work with children who have medical and allergy needs and work alongside​ and in partnership with parents and outside medical professionals. All information is updated regularly and training needs of staff are always met.

Press here for our policy on how the school supports children with medical conditions and needs.

Press here for our policy on First Aid.

Press here for our Asthma and Allergy Policy

Please see below some helpful flyers for parents of children that suffer from Asthma

Make sure you have your Asthma Plan

Make sure you have your Asthma Review

Make sure you know how to use your spacer

Guidance from the DfE for safeguarding children in out of school settings

In October 2020, the government published guidance intended to help parents and carers choose a safer out-of-school setting for their child, including:

  • community activities

  • after-school clubs

  • supplementary schools

  • tuition

  • music lessons

  • sports training


Find the guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-safeguarding-children-in-out-of-school-settings

Translations into the community languages can be found here:

Arabic https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-safeguarding-children-in-out-of-school-settings.ar

Bengali https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-safeguarding-children-in-out-of-school-settings.bn

Gujarati https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-safeguarding-children-in-out-of-school-settings.gu

Lithuanian https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-safeguarding-children-in-out-of-school-settings.lt

Punjabi https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-safeguarding-children-in-out-of-school-settings.pa

Polish https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-safeguarding-children-in-out-of-school-settings.pl

Romanian https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-safeguarding-children-in-out-of-school-settings.ro

Somali https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-safeguarding-children-in-out-of-school-settings.so

Urdu https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-safeguarding-children-in-out-of-school-settings.ur

Support for families experiencing domestic abuse 

With the recent pandemic and lockdowns, incidents of domestic abuse have sadly become increasingly common across the UK. 

With the safety and welfare of all our families in mind, we are sharing with you government domestic abuse guidance in Bengali, Somali, Mandarin and other languages. 

These links explain how to recognise and report domestic abuse and where support can be accessed for victims and perpetrators. 

If you have any concerns about the situation of yourself or others, please do not hesitate to read and follow the advice provided. 

Keep well and take good care of yourselves. 

 

Links to the guidance:

           

Bengali: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/895815/Bengali_translation.pdf  

        Mandarin: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/895810/Mandarin_translation.pdf  

        Somali: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/895833/Somali_translation.pdf

 

Other languages are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/domestic-abuse-get-help-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak-translations  

 

English here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_source=23104aa6-6d63-445c-af9b-1d10f9e7d561&utm_content=daily#coronavirus-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse

Please note that our school and governors are signed up to the borough's Anti 'Violence Against Women and Girls' pledge:

We recognise that all schools have an essential role to play in tackling gender inequality and promoting community safety. By signing up to this pledge we commit ourselves to maintaining a school environment that is a safe place for girls to thrive free from abuse. We commit to proactively promote healthy relationships, both within our school and at home and to model respect and equality to our students. We commit to tackling VAWG through a ‘Whole School Approach’, as outlined below.

We will:-

  • Promote and implement a policy that promotes diversity and equality and challenges all forms of discrimination

  • Explicitly include VAWG within safeguarding and bullying policies (i.e. bullying policies should include sexual bullying and harassment and child protection policies should include specific reference to female genital mutilation, child sexual exploitation and domestic abuse)

  • Ensure that our employment and health and safety policies and procedures deal effectively with all incidents of violence against women and girls that occur in the workplace whether between employees, pupils and their families, against staff members or the public.

  • Monitor VAWG cases that are reported to the School, and ensure appropriate records are kept of all reports and action taken.

  • Ensure clear referral pathways are in place for students to have access to specialist VAWG support services in the community

  • Review the curriculum to ensure that gender equality is promoted where appropriate

  • Include VAWG in PSHE lessons

  • Provide group work for girls and boys to discuss healthy relationships, either internally or through the use of external organisations, to each key stage

  • Facilitate group work on cyber and sexual bullying to each key stage

  • Provide staff resources on VAWG, such as referral forms and protocols

  • Identify a member of staff to train as a VAWG champion and act as a point of contact for other teaching and non-teaching staff (such as your child protection lead)

  • Facilitate training for all school staff on VAWG awareness

  • Ensure teachers receive ongoing training on understanding and dealing with all forms of VAWG, including handling disclosures and delivering lessons on prevention.

  • Facilitate coffee mornings with parents specifically to discuss and identify risk factors for VAWG

  • Develop or ensure availability of leaflets for parents

  • Agree for our school’s name and logo to appear on the Council’s web page and publicity materials as an anti-VAWG School

Additional Links

 

Be Dog Smart – autism friendly version

 

Educate Against Hate

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