Goodmayes Primary School Prevent Duty Risk Assessment and Actions

The Prevent Strategy

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.

The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent groups and other causes.

From July 2015 all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.

This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence.

Importantly, we can provide a safe place for pupils to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.

Prevent – Risk Assessment

ASSESS THE RISK OF CHILDREN BEING DRAWN INTO TERRORISM• Staff can demonstrate a general understanding of the risks affecting children and young people • Staff can identify individual children who may be at risk of radicalisation and how to support them • There is a clear procedure in place for protecting children at risk of radicalisation • We have an identified a Prevent Lead • We exercise due diligence in relation to requests from external speakers and organisations using school premises • Completed assessment of the risk of children being drawn into terrorism • All staff have read Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2016 • All staff have been provided with training in their duties as set out in The Prevent Duty (DFE June 2015) • All staff have read the updated Safeguarding Policy which includes a statement regarding the school’s Prevent Duty • All staff understand how to report concerns regarding risk of radicalization as they would do for any other Safeguarding issue • All staff know who the Prevent Lead is and that this person acts as a source of advice and support • The Prevent Lead has informed staff about signs and indicators of radicalization through Prevent Duty Training Low
PROHIBIT EXTREMIST SPEAKERS AND EVENTS IN THE SCHOOL• Request an outline of what speaker/s intend to cover • Research the person/organisation to establish whether they have demonstrated extreme views/actions • Deny permission for people/organisations to use school premises if we believe they have links to extreme groups or movements. Low

Working in Partnership

THE SCHOOL IS USING EXISTING LOCAL PARTNERSHIP ARRANGEMENTS IN EXERCISING ITS PREVENT DUTY• Staff record and report concerns in line with existing policies and procedures • All staff record and report concerns following our usual safeguarding procedures • Referrals will be followed up appropriately with the nominated agencies and Channel Panel Low

Staff Training

EQUIP STAFF TO IDENTIFY CHILDREN AT RISK OF BEING DRAWN INTO TERRORISM AND TO CHALLENGE EXTREMIST IDEAS• The designated Safeguarding Lead has undertaken Prevent Awareness Training • The Safeguarding and Prevent Leads will provide advice and support to members of staff on protecting children from the risk of radicalization as necessary • All staff have completed the General Awareness Training on Channel • Level 1 Safeguarding Training, including Prevent Duty, was delivered to all staff on 5th September 2017 and to Governors on 13th October 2016

IT Policies

ENSURE THAT CHILDREN ARE SAFE FROM TERRORIST AND EXTREMIST MATERIAL WHEN ACCESSING THE INTERNET IN SCHOOL• The school has policies in place which make reference to the Prevent Duty • Children are taught about on-line safety with specific reference to the risk of radicalization as appropriate • Updated E-safety Policy • Updated Anti-bullying PolicyLow
BUILDING CHILDREN’S RESILIENCE TO RADICALISATION • We ensure that pupils have a “safe environment” in which to discuss controversial issues. Pupils develop the knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society • Through PSHE&C/Circle Times and other curriculum activities, pupils are able to explore political, religious and social issues • Pupils are taught about the diverse national, regional and ethnic identities in the UK and the need for mutual respect. • Relevant staff are aware of the government guidancePrevent duty guidance • British Values are integrated into the curriculum
REFERENCES• Keeping Children Safe in Education: Information for all School and College Staff DFE, September 2016 • The Prevent Duty: Departmental advice for schools and Childcare Providers DFE, June 2015
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