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

Ofsted Quote

Mountjoy School Safeguarding Statement

• Our highest priority is to safeguard and promote the well-being of all of our children and staff.

• Our pupils are taught how to tell someone when they are hurt or feel unsafe; we listen to pupils and take seriously what they tell staff.

• We pay attention to children’s non-verbal communication, especially of those who are unable to communicate through speaking or signing.

• Prompt and appropriate action is taken if we have any concerns.

• Staff take part in safeguarding training as part of their induction; they regularly receive updated training in recognising and reporting safeguarding issues and are aware of their statutory
responsibilities.

• All staff and volunteers at Mountjoy are referred to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and have the necessary clearances which are checked regularly.

Safeguarding Children at Mountjoy

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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:

Click here for PDSCP - The Pan Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership

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.

Gill Howard

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Tracey Page

Deputy Designated Lead
Teacher responsible for LAC

Richard Bowskill

Deputy Designated Lead

Sandra Hutchings

Deputy Designated Lead

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
Email mashsecure@devon.gcsx.gov.uk

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

Dorset Council

Dorset Families and Members of the Public Contact 01202 228866
Website Worried About A Child

Dorset Adult Safeguarding
Email: DSAB@dorsetcc.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 221016

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole 01202 738256
Email childrensOOHS@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

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.

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