St Benet’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils, and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will provide and maintain a safe learning environment for our pupils, identify where there are child welfare concerns, and take appropriate action to address them in partnership and consultation with other agencies.

The protection of our pupils is the responsibility of all staff within our school, and is paramount in all areas of their education.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is that children will enjoy their time as pupils at this school and therefore make the best progress possible. We work in partnership with you to ensure your child achieves their full potential and makes a positive
The procedures that we follow have been laid down by the Sunderland Safeguarding Board Procedures (SSCB) and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Policy in line with this for the safety of all. If you would like to know more about our procedures or policy, please come and speak to us.


Download Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2023-24

Download Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

Download Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy 2022-23