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

St. Benedict’s Safeguarding Newsletters

Please click the relevant link below to download our safeguarding newsletters

Stay Safe with St. Benedict’s

Safeguarding Bulletin 1 – Spring 2016

Safeguarding Bulletin 2 – Summer 2016

Safeguarding Bulletin 3 – Autumn 2016