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Child Protection & Safeguarding

Mrs R Nile

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs C Bunting

Headteacher & Deputy Safeguard Lead

Mrs H Hann

Pastoral Care Manager & Member of the Safeguarding Team

Mr R Cardigan

Safeguarding Governor

Mr J Keast

Whistleblowing Governor

If you have a concern please contact a member of the Safeguarding team either on 01726 73911 or by emailing However, if you have a concern out of school hours please use the phone number for the Multi-Agency Referral Unit which is 0300 1231 116.
At Mount Charles, we are committed to safeguarding children. The health, safety and emotional well-being of every child are our paramount concern. Our aim is that the children will thrive during their time with us in a safe and happy environment.

We will work in partnership with you to enable your child to achieve their full potential.
Designated Safeguarding Leads at the school are:
Mrs R Nile                 - Designated Safeguard Lead
Mrs C Bunting           - Headteacher & Deputy Safeguard Lead
Mrs H Hann                - Pastoral Care Manager & Member of Safeguarding Team
The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mr Richard Cardigan.
All of the above staff have undergone the specialist training required and oversee any children in care (CiC). Mrs Nile is our Designated Teacher for CIC.
All staff are trained in Child Protection Awareness and we have a Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy which is regularly reviewed.

If you want to know more about our procedures or the policy, please speak to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Mount Charles School is an Operation Encompass School.

Operation Encompass is an initiative developed with Devon and Cornwall Police to ensure that the school will be informed of any domestic abuse incident attended by the Police the day after the incident has occurred, where a child from our school has been exposed to domestic abuse.

This will enable the school to sensitively and appropriately support the child and family to ensure they feel safe and secure after an incident of domestic abuse.

If you wish to find out further information about Operation Encompass, please do contact school and ask to speak to Miss Nile, our Operation Encompass Key Adult.

Read more about Operation Encompass here.