The Prevent Duty
The Department of Education has asked schools to help them safeguard pupils from the risks of extremism and radicalisation. These risks have been brought into sharp focus by recent reports of school-aged children travelling to Syria.
Schools must have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
As such schools have been asked to draw your attention to the following websites:-
http://www.preventtragedies.co.uk – there are online resources produced by civil society groups which provide valuable advice for example “Families Matter”.
http://www.familiesmatter.org.uk – run by Families Against Stress and Trauma
The School has already built information regarding this into the PHSE programme.
For urgent Child Protection matters, outside of school hours, please contact:
Brent Family Front Door Tel: 020 8937 4300 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The school is firmly committed to the Government's 'Prevent' strategy; Governors and Senior Leaders had a further detailed briefing.
At Kingsbury Green Primary School we ensure Safeguarding is effective. Leaders and managers have created a culture of vigilance where pupils’ welfare is actively promoted. Pupils are listened to and feel safe. Staff are trained to identify when a pupil may be at risk of neglect, abuse or exploitation and they report their concerns. Leaders and staff work effectively with external partners to support pupils who are at risk or who are the subject of a multi-agency plan. Leaders’ work to protect pupils from radicalisation and extremism is exemplary. Leaders respond swiftly where pupils are vulnerable to these issues. High quality training develops staff’s vigilance, confidence and competency to challenge pupils’ views and encourage debate.