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, and; 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 three designated Safeguarding Leads working within the academy. The person with overall responsibility for safeguarding in addition to the Headteacher is Daniel Kelly (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.

To view the latest Safeguarding Policy – click here

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

The Safeguarding Team

Mrs A King

Designated Safeguarding Lead


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Mrs H Boyce

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Ext: 116


Miss A Cywnar

Safeguarding Officer

Ext: 342


Mrs N Robinson

Sixth Form Safeguarding

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Mr D Kelly

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Ext: 402

Mrs H Cywnar

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Ext: 314


Mrs M Shaw

Safeguarding Officer



Mrs T Astill

ERB Safeguarding

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Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors