Safeguarding2018-09-12T12:17:39+00:00

“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

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.

 Jackie Shanks
Designated Safeguarding Lead &
Designated lead for mental health Jackie.Shanks@mountjoy.dorset.sch.uk

 Tracey Page
Deputy Designated Lead
  Tracey@mountjoy.dorset.sch.uk  Teacher responsible for LAC

 Sandra Hutchings
Deputy Designated Lead Sandra.Hutchings@mountjoy.dorset.sch.uk

John Ryde
LAC Designated Governor maipenrydes@hotmail.com

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
Email mashsecure@devon.gcsx.gov.uk

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

Dorset County Council
Contact 01202 228866 Email MASH@dorsetcc.gov.uk
Website http://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/children-families/child-protection-and-how-to-report-a-concern.aspx

Somerset County Council
Contact 0300 123 2224 Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 123 23 27 Email childrens@somerset.gov.uk

NSPCC
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.
Email help@nspcc.org.uk

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.