The Safeguarding Team

Everyone working in, or for Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, shares an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:

  • Providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn in education settings.
  • Identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and taking the appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and in the Academy setting.

All staff undergo regular training to ensure they are aware of the most up to date practice in Keeping Children Safe in Education.

Students receive regular inputs and information sessions which enable them to be aware of keeping themselves safe, in school, out of school and online.

There are two designated Safeguarding Leads working within the academy. The person with overall responsibility for safeguarding is Mrs Angela King (Assistant Headteacher).

If you have any concerns in relation to a safeguarding issue please contact them immediately. Photographs and contact details of these staff can be found below, along with links to key safeguarding information.

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2023-2024

Meet Our Safeguarding Team



CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a  report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.

If you have any safeguarding concerns about any of our students...

… YOU have a responsibility to act

Call us on 01332 557 032

Out of hours

Please refer safeguarding concerns to Social Care on 01332 641172 or Derbyshire Police on 101