Safeguarding

Everyone at St Benedict’s School takes the issue of Safeguarding Children very seriously

If you have a specific concern about safeguarding, or a general question or query, please contact our named Safeguarding Officer:
Mrs M Lowrey

Things we do to safeguard children in our school: –

  • Secure site during the school day
  • Signing in/out for all visitors
  • Visitors to wear a visitor’s badge on site and are asked to sign our Safety Guidance
  • All staff have current DBS checks, which are updated regularly in line with School Policy
  • The School has adopted the Safer Recruitment principles
  • Every interview panel has a member trained in Safer Recruitment
  • References for new staff are sought and validated prior to appointment
  • Partner agencies provide written assurance that their staff have undergone DBS checks
  • Professional colleagues who work in our School have DBS checks
  • Senior Leaders have a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in Safeguarding
  • All Pastoral Leaders have a Level 2 qualification
  • All staff, in their first term,  complete a Level 1 course in Safeguarding
  • E-mail drop-box for students to voice concerns about bullying
  • Confidential health and wellbeing support from our own School Nurse
  • Additional drop-in support from other Healthcare Professionals

For more information, on our Safeguarding Young People and Behaviour policies please visit our policies page by clicking on the link below.

St. Benedict’s Policies