“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:
www.nspcc.org.uk – 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.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
& Designated lead for mental health Jackie.Shanks@mountjoy.dorset.sch.uk
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 MASH@dorsetcc.gov.uk
Somerset County Council
Contact 0300 123 2224 Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 123 23 27 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.