Safeguarding

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs S Wardle

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policies

Benfield School takes safeguarding very seriously. Our academies ensure that safeguarding is a key priority in all aspects of academy life, and that safeguarding is a key part of our curriculum content. We see safeguarding as being the responsibility of all members of our academy communities.

Safeguarding Leads at Benfield School
 
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead
    • Sarah Wardle - Assistant Headteacher
  • Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead
    • Jen Parker - Deputy Headteacher
  • Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead
    • Rebecca Whillis - Assistant Headteacher
  • Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead
    • Lillian Resson - PA to the Headteacher
  • Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead
    • Lesley Brookes - Year Leader
  • Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead
    • Paul Fletcher - Year Leader

Local Contacts

Children and Young People’s Service (CYPS) – The Children and Young People’s Service provides a single service to all children and young people aged 0-18 years living in Newcastle and Gateshead who present with mental health difficulties (0191 246 6913).
Streetwise – Free and Confidential Advice, Counselling, Sexual Health and Support Services for Young People aged 11-2 (0191 230 5400).
Kooth – Online Mental Wellbeing Community – www.kooth.com
West End Women and Girls Centre – Groups on offer where women and girls have the opportunity to meet, have fun, learn skills, look at issues relevant to their lives and generally build confidence in a safe and supportive environment. (0191 273 4942).
Humankind Charity – Friendly practical support around Sexuality or Gender (01325 731160).
Children North East – We work with children and young people in their families, schools and communities to ensure they grow up to be healthy and happy (0191 273 3997).
Newcastle Carers – Support anyone under 18 who looks after a parent, sibling or grand-parent who may have a disability, serious illness, a mental health issue or an alcohol, drug or substance problem (0191 275 5060).