Holy Cross Catholic Primary School
Holy Cross Catholic Primary School
Holy Cross Catholic Primary School
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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 Islamist groups and other causes. As a school we have due regard to prevent people being drawn into terrorism. In order to protect children in our care, we must be alert to any reason for concern in the child's life at home or elsewhere.

Staff are trained to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation and know what to do when they are identified. Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation is part of our safeguarding duties.

As a school we build our children's resilience to radicalisation by promoting British Values and how to challenge extreme views. Developing children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the centre of all we do. Our school is a safe space where they can understand the risks associated with extreme views and develop knowledge and skills to challenge these views. We are aware of the increased risk of online radicalisation and teach our children how to keep themselves safe online. We have suitable filtering systems in place to ensure that children are safe from terrorist and extremist material when accessing the internet in school.

Our curriculum enables children to explore sensitive issues and equips them with the knowledge and skills to understand and manage difficult situations. They are taught ways to recognise and manage risk, make safe choices, and recognise when pressure from others threatens their own wellbeing. Children are taught to develop positive character traits through our school values.

In our school the designated lead responsible for the delivery of Prevent is Mrs G McDowall. The designated lead works in line with the statutory requirements laid out in the Prevent Duty guidance.

The DfE helpline can be contacted for advice 020 7340 7264 (this should not be used in cases of emergency) or via the e mail counter.extremism@education.gsi.gov.uk

Keeping Swindon Safe - The Prevent duty: Safeguarding from radicalisation
The Prevent duty: Safeguarding from radicalisation - Swindon CSP

Home Office – Channel Duty Guidance: Protecting People Susceptible to Radicalisation
Channel duty guidance: protecting people susceptible to radicalisation (accessible) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

Holy Cross Catholic Primary School
Queen's Drive
Telephone: 01793 527679
Email: admin@holycross.swindon.sch.uk
Headteacher: Mrs S Dowdeswell
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