Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding Policy 

Protecting Children from Extremist Views

Safeguarding children and young people is a priority in this college

“The welfare of the child is paramount” (the Children Act 1989).

Any child protection concerns must be reported to the:


Mrs Joanne Santinelli
CONTACT NUMBER: 01206 549222 x 842


Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr John Deasy
CONTACT NUMBER: 01206 549222 ext 821

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Peter Johnson
CONTACT NUMBER: 01206 549222 ext 859

Nominated Governor For Safeguarding

Mrs Mary Moriarty - 01206 549222

In their absence - any member of the Senior Leadership Team should be contacted

If you cannot contact anyone at college and you wish to speak to someone urgently, you can contact the Police, telephone number 101, (in an emergency, always ring 999), or contact the Family Operations Hub for social care enquiries and pass your concerns on directly to them

Office Hours - 0345 603 7627

Out of Office Hours - 0345 606 1212

At St Benedict’s Catholic College, we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our students. We Endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.

If you have any concerns about a student in our care, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Information and important links

We have put together a leaflet for parents, carers, visitors & volunteers to give some information about how we meet our safeguarding and child protection responsibilities.

We have also included some tips and links to help you to keep your child safe.

You can access this and other materials to support both parents and students from the following links:

Family online safety advice
Kidscape Keep Them Safe
Safeguarding for students
Safeguarding for parents
Safeguarding for Visitors to the College
Safety on the Bus
Safeguarding Poster meet the team
Student Safeguarding who to contact
Statement of Partnership