The safeguarding officers at St Luke’s are Kathryn Elliot and Barbara Hardy. If you have a safeguarding concern you can email them by clicking on their names.
St Luke’s has agreed the following statement of safeguarding principles:
- We will carefully select, support and train all those with any responsibility within St Luke’s. All workers with children or vulnerable adults are DBS (criminal records) checked and training is available on safeguarding issues.
- We will respond without delay to every complaint made, that any adult, child or young person may have been harmed, cooperating with the police and local authority in any investigation.
- We will offer pastoral care and support to anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them an appropriate ministry that recognizes the importance of understanding the needs of those who have been abused, including their feelings of alienation and/or isolation.
- We will protect survivors of sexual abuse from the possibility of further harm and abuse.
- We will challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust.
- We will offer pastoral care and support, including supervision, and referral to the appropriate authorities, to any member of St Luke’s known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.
- In all these principles we will follow legislation, guidance and recognized good practice.
Any further questions please speak to Kathryn, Barbara, Abbie or Alistair.