All Cannings CofE



We are committed to ensuring children at All Cannings Primary School are safe. Safeguarding our school community is of paramount importance. We ensure that all our staff are aware of, and have the skills to deal with any child protection or safeguarding concerns. We have robust recruitment procedures and professional development programmes which ensure that all our staff uphold our strong ethos and values. Your child's safety and welfare overrides all other considerations. Schools are legally required to follow set procedures and the Local Authority requires the Headteacher to report any obvious or suspected cases of child abuse, which includes non-accidental injury, severe physical neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse.

This procedure is intended to protect children at risk. Our Child Protection Policy is available below.

Anyone who works in an unsupervised capacity with children, whether paid or voluntary, will require DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) certification.

The school is committed to ensuring that all staff and adults with responsibility for children's welfare and safety are trained to deal with incidents involving aggressive behaviour and only use physical intervention as a last resort, in line with DfE and Local Authority guidance.  If used at all, it will be in the context of a respectful, supportive relationship with the pupil.  We will aim to ensure minimal risk of injury to pupils and staff.

If you are concerned about the welfare or well-being of a particular child, please do not hesitate to contact staff at the school in order to discuss your concerns further.  Alternatively, you could contact either the Wiltshire Council Children's Service or the NSPCC.


Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)


Mr Richard Borman

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

SEN Manager

Mrs Michelle Draisey

Named Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection


Mrs Lindsey Wallace

Mrs Draisey is also the Named Governor for Looked After Children

Mrs Alexandra Gwakyaa is our Named Governor for Whistleblowing

Supporting Documents

  Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

  Safer Recruitment Policy

Child Protection Leaflet for Parents

  Child Protection Leaflet for Volunteers

  'Keeping Children Safe in Education' - September 2016

  Code of Conduct for Safer Practice

Resources for Parents

  'The Underwear Rule' - Talking PANTS teaches children important messages using age appropriate language.  The NSPCC also provide an activity pack to support this which is available by pressing the link.

NSPCC/O2 online - this helpline provides practical, technical advice including parental controls on electronic devices, adjusting privacy settings, understanding social networks and information about online gaming - 0808 800 5002

  Wiltshire Council Child Protection Leaflet for Parents

If you have concerns about a child outside of school hours contact  Wiltshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 0300 4560108 (8.45am to 5pm Mon to Thur) and (8.45am to 4pm Friday) or Emergency Duty Service 0845 6070888 (5pm to 8.45am).   If a child is in immediate danger or left alone, you should contact the police or call an ambulance immediately on 999.