Here at St. Augustine’s Primary School we are dedicated to ensuring that all pupils are kept safe at all times. If you have any concerns at all and wish to talk to someone please come into school and have a chat with our designated Child Protection Officer.
Please see our Policies page for our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy. For more information on how schools keep pupils safe then please click on the link below to the Government’s Keeping Children Safe in Education document.
|Mrs. Sheila Reynolds, Learning Mentor : Designated Safeguarding Person/Lead||Mr Michael Connolly
|Mrs Jane Murphy
Since 1st July 2015 all schools have had a duty to protect all children and young adults from the risk of Radicalisation and Extremism, under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015. This act requires schools to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent duty.
In order for schools to fulfil the Prevent duty, it is essential that staff are able to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and know what to do when they are identified. At St Augustine’s every staff member has been trained on the Prevent Duty and we have regular annual training to ensure we are keeping our pupils safe. At St Augustine’s we also build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views.
Schools have clear procedures in place for protecting children at risk of radicalisation. At St Augustine’s our procedures are set out in our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy. General safeguarding principles apply to keeping children safe from the risk of radicalisation as set out in the relevant statutory guidance, Working together to safeguard children and Keeping children safe in education. If necessary school will make a referral to the Channel programme. Channel is a programme which focuses on providing support at an early stage to people who are identified as being vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism. It provides a mechanism for schools to make referrals if they are concerned that an individual might be vulnerable to radicalisation.
For more information in the Prevent Duty please click here.
For more information on how to protect your children at home, please click on the links below.