“The behaviour of pupils is exemplary; they feel safe and really enjoy learning.” Ofsted Quote 

Safeguarding Children at Mountjoy

Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children.  School staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children.

Schools also have a responsibility to ensure staff, volunteers and visitors are aware of their responsibilities towards the children in their care and how to maintain a safe working environment.  The following policy details how the school responds to safeguarding children and safer working practice:

Child Protection Policy

DSCB – The Dorset Safeguarding Children Board – Talk to experts on 0808 800 5000 if you’re worried about a child or need advice or information about child protection.

Our Safeguarding Leads are here to support all concerns including Safeguarding, Child Protection issues, E-Safety, radicalisation and Child Sexual Exploitation.

 Jackie Shanks
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Designated lead for mental health

 Sandra Hutchings
Deputy Designated Lead

 Tracey Page
Deputy Designated Lead 
Teacher responsible for LAC

 Emily Richmond
Deputy Designated Lead

John Ryde
LAC Designated Governor

Out Of Hours / Non Term Time DSL Cover

Devon County Council
Emergencies (out of hours) Social Services: 0345 600 0388 or 0845 600 0388 MASH Devon County Council 0345 155 1071

Emergencies (out of hours) Social Services: 0345 600 0388 or 0845 600 0388

Dorset County Council
Contact 01202 228866 Email

Dorset Adult Safeguarding  Email:
Tel: 01305 221016

Somerset County Council
Contact 0300 123 2224 Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 123 23 27 Email

If you’re worried about a child, or you work with children and need advice or information, call the helpline on 0808 800 5000 open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In an emergency always contact the police by dialing 999 or if it is not an emergency and you want to talk with the police, dial 101.