The Governing Body and staff of Benton Park School take as our first priority the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of our students, to minimise risk and to work together with other agencies to ensure rigorous arrangements are in place within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm and to keep them safe and secure whilst in our care. 

All our safeguarding policies can be found on the policies page of our website or be clicking here

Policies include Child Protection and Safeguarding, along with many other resources which are fully detailed within these policies. 

Safeguarding Staff

Our named designated safeguarding lead officer on senior leadership team with lead responsibility and management oversight/accountability for child protection is Claire Scaife. In the absence of the designated safeguarding lead our deputy DSL is Sara Wood.

Additional Designated staff are, Jo Welbourne, Sara Wood, and Kathryn Holdsworth. Along with the Headteacher, Delia Martin, they will be responsible for co-ordinating all child protection activity.

If you have any queries or concerns please feel free to speak to one of the above members of staff who can be contacted by telephone on 0113 250 2330. 

Online Safeguarding Resources

Parent Info is a comprehensive, free resource for schools covering a range of safeguarding topics and information about apps and when they are updated.  The content is updated by CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre) and is a valuable reference point for parents / carers. 

Please click on the links below for lots of useful advice and tips.

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Below are letters regarding initiatives run in school around all aspects of safeguarding.  Please click on the links below to access