Safeguarding Children and Preventing Extremism & Radicalisation

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Parents can feel confident that careful procedures are in place to ensure that all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children. Staff hope that parents and children will feel free to talk about any concerns or worries which may affect educational progress and that they will see the school as a safe place. Children will always be taken seriously if they seek help from a member of staff.

Parents will normally be consulted and their consent obtained before any referral is made to an agency outside the school under local “children in need” procedures. However, the school and its staff cannot guarantee to consult parents first, or to keep children’s concerns confidential, if referral must be made to the appropriate agencies in order to safeguard a child’s welfare.

For us, a child’s safety is paramount, and safety education forms part of the learning undertaken by all our pupils, for example in keeping safe ‘on line’ when using ICT.  We have a duty under the Counter Terrorism Act 2015 to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. Staff are conscious of the dangers that extremist views pose and will take action with the relevant authorities should they become aware of any such situation.