Mrs C Welch
Designated Teacher for LAC
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs S Jarvis
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer
Miss K Rule
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Safeguarding Link Trustee
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These members of staff have participated in intensive training to understand the factors affecting mental ill health and are able to identify some of the signs and symptoms of a range of mental health conditions. These staff are distributed throughout the academy and available to support pupils when required. They will listen non-judgementally and hold supportive conversations with both the pupil, parent and class teacher. They will then be able to signpost children and families to appropriate professionals when required or offer other supportive strategies.
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, religious extremists and other causes.
From July 2015 all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views in the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence. Importantly, we can provide a safe place for pupils to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves
Many of the things we already do in school to help children become positive, happy members of society also contribute to the Prevent strategy. These include:
- Exploring other cultures and religions and promoting diversity
- Challenging prejudices and racist comments
- Developing critical thinking skills and a strong, positive self-identity
- Promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, as well as British values such as democracy
We will also protect children from the risk of radicalisation, for example by using filters on the internet to make sure they can’t access extremist and terrorist material, or by vetting visitors who come into school to work with pupils.
Different schools will carry out the Prevent duty in different ways, depending on the age of the children and the needs of the community.
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