As part of Eastway Primary School’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.
What is the Prevent Strategy?
The Prevent Strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It:
- responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of terrorism, 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.
- works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health).
At Eastway Primary School we ensure that we teach the children about the Prevent Aims. This is done through quality circle time, Safety Week and PSHE activities. In each year group we teach our children to be safe and recognise the possible dangers they may face. Teachers make sure that this is done in a sensitive and age appropriate way.
We also protect children from the risk of radicalisation, for example by using filters on the internet to make sure they can’t access unsuitable material, and by vetting visitors who come into school to work with pupils.
Please click here for information for parents on the Prevent Strategy.
The Governing Body fully accepts the school's responsibility to implement the Prevent Duty. Our policy below details the school's duties under the Prevent Duty.
The Prevent Duty Guidance (under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 ) was released by the Government in March 2015 which places a duty on schools, and other agencies, to “have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This legal duty came into force on 1st July. The duty placed on schools covers 4 areas:
- Risk Assessment
- Working in Partnership
- Staff Training
- IT Policies
We have developed a detailed risk assessment to ensure that our processes are robust and able to ensure that these duties are effectively undertaken.
More information from: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/439598/prevent-duty-departmental-advice-v6.pdf