PREVENT ACTION PLAN 2021-22
Barnby Road Academy recognises that it has a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act, 2015, in the exercise of its functions, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
WHAT THIS MEANS
Assess the risk of children being drawn into terrorism or extremism
The school has identified a Prevent Lead.
All staff know who the Prevent Lead is and that this person acts as a source of advice and support.
Our DSL’s act as Prevent Leads and are identified on our Safeguarding information posters and Safeguarding policy
Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL’s)
Staff can demonstrate a general understanding of the risks affecting children and young people
Staff can identify individual children who may be at risk of radicalisation and how to support them
There is a clear procedure in place for protecting children at risk of radicalisation.
The School will prohibit extremist speakers and events in the school
The school exercises “due diligence” in relation to requests from external speakers and organisations booking to use school premises.
Headteacher and SLT
Working in Partnership
The school is using existing local partnership arrangements in exercising its Prevent duty.
Staff record and report concerns in line with existing policies and procedures.
The Prevent Lead makes appropriate referrals to other agencies including the Channel Panel via the Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) or the Nottinghamshire Police Prevent team
Equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn in to terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas.
Assess the training needs of staff in light of the school’s assessment of the risk to pupils at the school of being drawn into terrorism.
Headteacher and DSL’s
Ensure that children are safe from terrorist and extremist material when accessing the internet in schools.
The school has policies in place which make reference to the “Prevent Duty”.
and E Safety Lead
Children are taught about on-line safety with specific reference to the risk of radicalisation.
Fulfil the “Keeping Children Safe in Education” requirement to ensure appropriate internet filters and monitoring systems are in place.
Building Children’s Resilience to Radicalisation and/or Extremism
Ensure that children have a “safe environment” in which to discuss “controversial issues”.
Children develop “the knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society”.