Christ Church C of E Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils, and to providing a secure environment, where children feel safe and are kept safe. All adults in our school recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility irrespective of the role they undertake or whether their role has direct contact or responsibility for children or not.
At Christ Church, we recognise that safeguarding vulnerable people from radicalisation is no different from safeguarding them from other forms of harm.
All staff and visitors to the school are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
What is Prevent?
Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is one the key elements of the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The strategy responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views;
- Provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support; and
- Works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health) where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to deal with.
From July 2015, all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This means that we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views, in the same way we would seek to protect them from other potential dangers and influences.