Newfield Child Protection Staff:
The Prevent Strategy
From 01 July 2015 all schools are required to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. This duty is known as the Prevent duty.
“Radicalisation” refers to the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and forms of extremism leading to terrorism. During that process it is possible to intervene to prevent vulnerable people being drawn into terrorist-related activity. This means that for Newfield School (and other schools), it is essential for staff to be able to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and know what to do when they are identified, as part of safeguarding duties, whether from within families or from outside influences. We promote British values (see our policy below) to challenge extremist views. This does not mean stopping pupils debating controversial issues, but on the contrary to provide a safe place to understand the risks associated with terrorism and develop the knowledge and skills to be able to challenge extremist arguments.
The four themes to do this are through:
– Risk assessment
– Working in partnership
– Staff training, and
– IT policies.
If you require more information on this, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Officer, Mr Whelan, Head Teacher.
Promoting Fundamental British Values
In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
The Key Values are:
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