PREVENT Duty

Prevent Duty Statement

 

On 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities and schools to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

 

Bowlee Park Community Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is as important as safeguarding against any other vulnerability.

 

All staff 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. We believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society; everyone should be treated with respect whatever their race, gender, sexuality, religious belief, special need, or disability.

 

All our staff have received training to familiarise them with the Prevent Duty. As part of internet safety, we ensure suitable filters are in place to keep children away from extremist materials, in keeping with Rochdale LA guidelines.

 

What we do if there is a concern

If we have a concern about a particular pupil we will follow the school’s normal safeguarding procedures, including discussing with the school’s designated safeguarding lead, and where necessary, with children’s social care. We may also contact the local police for confidential support and advice.

 

As part of our commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy.

 

A Hartshorne

Headteacher