Bonnygate 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 no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability.
We use the following accepted Governmental definition of extremism which is:
‘Vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs; and/or calls for the death of members of our armed forces, whether in this country or overseas’.
The full Government Prevent Strategy can be viewed here.
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. In formulating this statement the Governing Board have taken account of the guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) who have called for all public bodies to make explicit their preventative measures to minimise the threat of extremism in their setting. See more about this on www.educateagainsthate.com.
Please look at the following websites/phone numbers for further support with safeguarding issues.
NSPCC – helpline for concerns for parents 0808 800 5000
Anti-terrorist hotline 0800 789 321
Forced marriage 0207 008 0151 www.fco.gov.uk.
You can undertake Prevent training yourself through the elearning website via the home office at https://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk/.