As part of Anston Brooks' ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government’s Prevent Strategy.
From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.
The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent Duty awareness training to equip all staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. The Home Office has developed a core training product for this purpose. All our staff have received training sessions on what Prevent is about and how to deal with any issues they may see inside or outside school
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SPOT THE SIGNS
The Let’s Talk About It website has published some useful information for parents/guardians that explains how online groomers and negative influencers can use the internet, social media and online gaming to spread their extreme ideas. It also sets out possible signs that someone may need help. This is useful information for front-line workers.
What to do if you are worried about someone: NOTICE - CHECK - SHARE
Notice that a person is vulnerable to being radicalised or exploited by extremists. Check your concerns with your line manager or other colleagues who may be working with the person or their family. Share your concerns with the safeguarding or Prevent lead for your organisation. They will advise you about the next steps, including relevant safeguarding interventions such as the Channel programme.
If a child or adult is in immediate danger, call 999. Prevent concerns should be referred via your organisation’s safeguarding pathway. Concerns can also be passed directly to the South Yorkshire Police Prevent team via email or telephone 0114 2964346.
For concerns about children you can contact the Rotherham Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01709 336080 or, for adults, the Single Point of Access on 01709 822330.
If you see or hear anything that could be terrorist related you can report it to the confidential Anti -Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.
For more information speak to your organisation’s Prevent lead or contact Carol Adamson, Community Safety Officer (Prevent and Communities), RMBC.