The purpose of St Nicholas Priory C.E. V.A Primary School’s safeguarding policy is to ensure every child who is a registered pupil at our school is safe and protected from harm. This means we will always work to:
- Protect children and young people at our school from maltreatment;
- Prevent impairment of our children’s and young people’s health or development;
- Ensure that children and young people at our school grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
- Undertake that role so as to enable children and young people at our school to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully.
- Prevent radicalisation
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The Prevent Strategy
PREVENT is a government strategy designed to stop people supporting any EXTREME cause or becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist causes. The Prevent strategy covers ALL types of terrorism and extremism, including extreme right wing, violent groups and other causes.
Since July 2015 ALL schools have a duty to safeguard young people from RADICALISATION and EXTREMISM
RADICALISATION is defined as the act or process of making a person more radical or favouring of extreme or fundamental changes in political, economic or social conditions, institutions or habits of mind
EXTREMISM is defined as holding of extreme political or religious views.
TERRORISM is a violent action against people or property, designed to create fear and advance a political, religious or ideological cause.
This means we at the school have a responsibility to protect young people from extremism and violent views in the same way as we keep them safe through E safety and other safeguarding measures to which we are fully committed. The Governing Body of St Nicholas Priory has a ZERO TOLERANCE approach to extremist behaviour for ALL members of the school community. We rely on our strong Christian ethos and values to steer our work and ensure that the care of our children protects them from exposure to negative influences including extremism and radicalisation.