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Prevent

Our school has a duty to safeguard everyone within its community and promote the welfare of our pupils. Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

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Prevent Duty Guidance

Prevent Duty Guidance

The Prevent strategy

  • Responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, 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; and
  • Works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health) where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to deal with.

At Bude Junior School we share a common understanding that safeguarding vulnerable people from radicalisation is no different to safeguarding them from other forms of potential harm.

BJS Prevent Policy May 2017

Promoting Fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools

As a result, any concerns about a child’s welfare (including the threat of radicalisation) are recorded and shared with the school’s safeguarding team as detailed here.

Radicalisation

All Bude Junior School staff are legally bound by the Counter Terrorism and Security Act (2015) to have:

“due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”

Prevent Duty Guidance, HM Government, 2015

Any such referrals made by our school will be assessed by the Cornwall Prevent team.  If it is thought necessary, the Prevent team will make a further referral to the multi-agency Channel team that provides support across the country to those who may be vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism. The overall aim of the programme is early intervention and diverting people away from the risk they may face.

What is Channel?

How does channel work?

Channel works by partners jointly assessing the nature and the extent of the risk and where necessary, providing an appropriate support package tailored to the individual’s needs.

The three key stages of Channel are:

  • Identify individuals at risk of being drawn into terrorism;
  • Assess the nature and extent of that risk; and
  • Develop the most appropriate support plan for the individuals concerned.

Channel Duty Guidance 2015

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