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‘Through God’s love, we are the rich soil where
roots grow and seeds flourish.’ Luke 8:4-15

Enabling children to flourish and succeed


St Luke's C of E Primary School and Rise fully recognise the contribution we can make to protect children and support pupils in school. Our policies and practice reflect our commitment to safeguard and promote our pupils' welfare, safety and health by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate. The pupils' welfare is of paramount importance. 

We recognise the following four elements as pivotal to our responsibilities: 


  • Prevention (e.g. positive school atmosphere, teaching and pastoral support for pupils, safer recruitment procedures); 
  • Protection (by following agreed procedures, ensuring staff are trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to Child Protection concerns);
  • Support (to pupils and school staff and to children who may have been harmed or abused);
  • Working with parents (to ensure appropriate communications and actions are taken).


Named staff for Child Protection

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Alison Benson (Deputy Head/SENCO)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead/s:  Louisa Morris (Executive Headteacher), Gavin Skye (Head of School), Andrew Gilford (SLT), Hanna Padam (SLT), Sukhpreet Chana (SLT)

Prevent Single Point of Contact (SPOC): Louisa Morris (Executive Headteacher)

Designated Teacher for Children in Care:  Alison Benson (SENCO)

Nominated Safeguarding Governor: Paul Wenman

Safeguarding and Performance Unit contacts: Simon Genders and Anne Prideaux


Rise Multi Academy Trust Central Team Safeguarding Leads

Trust Safeguarding Lead: Mark Cole, CEO

Additionally trained DSL: Dave Ellison-Lee, Director of Education


Central Office address for queries or concerns:

Rise Multi Academy Trust, c/o St Peter and St Paul’s C of E Primary School, Upper Church Street, Syston, Leicester LE7 1HR

Chair of Directors: Stephen Adshead


Contacts of leading agencies in Leicestershire

Head of Service - Safeguarding and Performance Service

Kelda Claire 0116 3059084 / 07507686100


LADO / Allegations:

Kim Taylor / Lovona Brown 0116 305 7597


Safeguarding Development Officers:

Simon Genders 0116 305 7750

Ann Prideaux 0116 305 7317      


First Response Children’s Duty (Leicestershire, Tier 4 Same-day referrals)

Telephone          0116 3050005


Address First Response Children’s Duty

                       Room 100b

                       County Hall

                       Championship Way


                       LE3 8RF


First Response Children's Duty, Leicester City

Telephone: 0116 4541004

or you may use the customer services centre on 91 Granby Street, LE1 6FB to call from a free telephone.



All other referrals including Early Help (Children & Family Wellbeing) Service


Early Help queries and Consultation Line: 0116 3058727


Preventing extremism in schools and children's service 

If you think a child is at risk of extremism, then contact the following helplines 


Telephone: 020 7340 7264


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