Westhead St. James C.E. 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.
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.
On 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
As part of St. James’ commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy.
Please see the policies section to read our policy on Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation.
See also, our useful leaflet for parents.
Copies of this leaflet are also available from the school office.