Safeguarding the welfare and well-being of our pupils, and protecting them from significant harm is our prime concern at All Cannings Primary School. Safeguarding encompasses issues such as child protection, pupil health and safety, online safety, bullying/cyber bullying, appropriate medical provision, drugs and substance misuse. These areas have specific policies and guidance which can be found on our Policies page.
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.
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.
ALL CANNINGS SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION TRAINED TEAM
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Designated Teacher for Looked After Children
Mr Richard Borman
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Mrs Michelle Draisey
Named Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection and Online Safety
Mrs Louise Bright
Mr Thom Wilson is our Named Governor for Whistleblowing
Use of Digital/Video Images
The use of digital / video images plays an important part in learning activities. Pupils and members of staff may use digital cameras to record evidence of activities in lessons and out of school. These images may then be used in presentations in subsequent lessons.
Images may also be used to celebrate success through their publication in newsletters, on the school website and occasionally in the public media.
The school will comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations and request parents / carers permission before taking images of members of the school. We will also ensure that when images are published the children cannot be identified by the use of their names.
In accordance with guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office, parents / carers are welcome to take videos and digital images of their children at school events for their own personal use (as such use is not covered by GDPR). To respect everyone’s privacy and in some cases protection, these images should not be published / made publicly available on social networking sites, nor should parents / carers comment on any activities involving other pupils in the digital / video images.
Online safety can be called 'internet safety', 'esafety' or 'web safety'. Online safety is often defined as the safe and responsible use of technology. This includes the use of the internet and also other means of communication using electronic media (eg text messages, gaming devices, email etc).
In practice, online safety is as much about behaviour as it is electronic security.Online safety in this context is classified into three areas of risk:
- Content: being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material
- Contact: being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users
- Conduct: personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm.
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
If you are concerned about a child outside of school hours
We all have a responsibility to keep children and young people safe from harm. If you believe a child or young person is at immediate risk of serious harm or injury, or you believe a criminal offence has been committed, call the police on 999.
If you believe a child or young person is at risk of significant harm, neglect or injury, report your concerns to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 456 0108.
If you have significant safeguarding concerns about someone who is working or volunteering with children and young people, call 0300 456 0108 and ask to speak to the Designated Officer for Allegations (DOFA) for advice, or email firstname.lastname@example.org